Jun 14

“Hear me. See me. Walk with me!”

“Children of different age groups who are a due to the war had to interrupt school, disconnect from their daily life with the activities they undertake and their dreams, (for which worked day by day to realize them), to lock them in a drawer for an indefinite period of time until the war is over, …

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Jun 08

“Real men are feminist.”

“Real men are feminist.”   Written with a yellow felt pen, this message is proudly displayed among the posters that the young activists created for the special occasion. Albania improved significantly in advancing the normative framework for gender equality in the past five years and ranked 20 among 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap …

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Jun 08

Raising their voices

  May 4th. A big event has been organized by Adra Albania in the main square of Fushe-Kruje. Social workers, Tirana police representatives, the head of the local police, a school security officer (who is also a psychologist), and students of 6 schools and their teachers all gathered to discuss about violence at school, sexual …

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Jun 08

Ordinary violence and sexual abuse

  The Unicef stated that child abuse is common within families and schools. Children accept it as a normal form of discipline enforced by parents and teachers.1 Most children rate their families as a safe environment, stable and protective, but social norms in relation to children are generally neither based on their rights or child-centered.2 …

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Jun 08

They Told me I couldn’t that is why I did it!

“They told me I couldn’t, That’s why I did.” April 29th. This motto written on the first cover of a notebook is the first thing that I read this morning when I sat with the team in the coffee shop next to Adra’s office. The notebook is Sava’s, one of the project managers. And what …

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