Information about measures taken from the Albanian
Government on the occasion of the global campaign to combat violence against
women, including domestic violence.
In the Ministry of Labor,
Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in compliance with policy of Government
about the restriction of the institutions, was created inside this Ministry and
is functioning the Department of the Policy of Equal Opportunities, which has
in its focus gender issues and the elimination of all forms of discrimination
against women, giving priorities the Combat of Violence against Women,
including domestic violence.
In the occasion of the
execution of recommendations about international obligations, of which Albania
is a part of it, concretely everyday work of us is focused in two main
directions, according to the measures taken for the making of new policies and
laws in this field.
1- Legislative measures
Draft law about measures
against violence in the family relationship
Is done draft law about
"Measures against violence in the family Relationship" actually this
law pass from the Albanian Parliament on December 2006. In collaboration with
some experts our Department will interfere that domestic violence will be
penalized as a separate criminal offence.
The law is prepare from the
civil society and of a group of NGO-s and is represented in Parliament as a
initiative of 20.000 signs of citizens.
2- Government Policies
National Strategy against
The cooperation and the
collaboration of all actors against domestic violence as a part of this big
project :"The National Strategy and the Action Plan Against Domestic
Violence", was represented on 25th of November 2006 lunch in the activity
organized by Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and
woman NGO- Gender Alliance.
The main aim of the
Albanian National Strategy Against Domestic Violence and a national Plan of
Action for the protection of woman from all the forms of violence in the
family, is for prevention and elimination, to combat the domestic violence as a
social problem that is a real obstacle for the development and welfare of
society, and to be able to offer support and ensure assistance to its victims,
to be able to take proper measures for the responsible structures and to
coordinate their efforts for the prevention and to combat the violence in
As a coordinator authority
is responsible Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
The draft Strategy is
planned to be approve from the Albanian Government after the first period of
year 2007(April 2007). This strategy is prepare from Ministry of Labor, Social
Affairs and Equal Opportunities and Gender Alliance(NGO)
The global campaign about
violence against woman in the family
On the occasion of the
campaign against domestic violence and for the sensibility of the society with
the slogan:" for a society without violence", Ministry of Labor,
Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in collaboration and supported by UNDP
has publish the poster, a work of well known Albanian painter entitled:
" The Violence Against
Woman is Destructive - All Together for a Family and a Society Without Violence
On the occasion of the
Campaign the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in
collaboration with UNDP organized an exhibition with paintings, created and
realized from the pupils of the Art Secondary school "Jordan Misja"
with the theme: "The Violence is not any more your problem it belongs to
We distribute three awards,
of the best paintings, at the same time we distribute Certificates of Thanks
from the representative of Ministry and of UNDP. The exhibition is shown in
different schools in different regions of Albania. Always Our Ministry in
collaboration with students NGO, in the University of Law in Tirana organize a
wide conversation with experts and social workers and students about family
crime and about the draft law of prevention of the domestic violence.
On the occasion of the
Global Campaign we organize many programs in different radio stations and in
the national radio station (RTVSH) of Albania, with the presence of -Director
of Equal Opportunities, Parliamentarians, Academics, Persons of social society,
A television spot against
domestic violence is shown in some Television channels as Klan, News 24,
Albanian TV etc., produced from the Ministry and UNDP. It is represented from
well-known Albanian artist of movie-theatre.
"Standart" We have begin to publish many articles, analysis, opinions
written by well-known persons about the gender and against domestic violence
based on gender.
The lunch of the Strategy
Against Domestic Violence is very important measure in order to combat this
radical violence against woman. We will make our campaign in collaboration and
with the support of national and international actors, we will put on end to
this violation of human rights.
We will support the work of
woman's NGO and individuals working against violence.
We will take the active
role in supporting regional and international institutions to combat violence
against woman and on traditional practices.