This publication provides facts and figures on several aspects of the situaiton of women and men in Albania.
The Gender Alliance for Development requests the Albanian Government, today, on May 1st, the International Workers' Day, the following:
- Ensure that all employees in any workplace in the Albanian territory to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Ensure that all Albanians may are working under their own free will and that their human rights are respected and are being properly compensated for their effort.
We ask the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth as well as all institutions under its supervision, especially the Labour Inspectorate, the following:
Lezha, on 24 February 2014, at the premises of Education Directory of Lezha, a presentational meeting was organized by GADC under the frame of the project "Knowledge for Women's Empowerment" financed by Assist Impact/USAID with the aim to present the project's objective, the overall methodology and the importance of the project.
Representatives of Women' Alliance in Albanian Parliament, both municipalities (Lezha and Puka), both labour officies (Lezha and Puka), Local NGOs, regional office of State Social Services, Private Businesses (with a high number of women employees), Media representatives as the most important collaborators with GADC in implementation of this project were invited to attend the event. This sampling ensured an audience of about 33 participants in total.
We would like to remind and continue to seek from the main actors of the Albanian society, positive actions for the progress of the Albanian women, their economic development and decision-making. We have some suggestions for various parties, which are based on the findings from the studies conducted on the causes of gender issues and from conclusions from meetings with Albanian women and girls throughout the country.
Gender Alliance for Development Center , under the project " Support to the Swedish Government, Ministry of Interior / Albanian State Police Community Policing" , funded by SIDA and implemented by SIPU, has prepared a manual for all stakeholders in the fight against domestic violence with a special focus on officers of the Albanian State Police.
The discussion roundtable on "How to respond to domestic violence – a manual for all DV practitioners, with a special focus on Albanian State Police" was organized in close collaboration with Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and Ministry of Interior, at the premises of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. The aim was to discuss together with all relevant stakeholders about the content of the drafted manual and collect concrete feedback for its finalization.