Studies

Access to and quality of services for victims of gender-based violence in Albania

Access to and quality of services for victims of gender-based violence in Albania

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Gender-based violence in Albania remains one of the concerning issues of the Albanian society and affects mainly women and girls who, as a result of psychological, social and economic vulnerability, are mainly targeted by men and boys that use forms of violence to maintain their positions of power. The phenomena of domestic violence and gender-based violence have been addressed and continue to be addressed as part of public and non-public social programs, and Albania has taken a series of legislative measures and policies to address such phenomena.

Access to and quality of services for victims/potential victims of trafficking in Albania

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Trafficking in human beings is a worldwide phenomenon, which has been present in the Albanian society for over 30 years. Survivors of trafficking, whether girls, women,boys or men, face its long-term consequences on a daily basis while also trying to restore the lost balance in their lives. Nowadays, there are many state and nonstate agencies supporting survivors of trafficking, which try to address and fulfil their immediate and long-term needs through policies and services.

Compliance of the Albanian legal framework with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in the area of the fight against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Trafficking in human beings (THB) severely violates fundamental human rights, freedom and dignity. THB is one of the forms of organized crime, a serious crossborder/transnational and domestic crime. The European Union (hereinafter EU) considers THB as a form of slavery. The fight against THB has long been a priority for the European Union and progress has not been lacking.t.

THE EVOLUTION OF TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS, 2002-2009

THE EVOLUTION OF TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS, 2002-2009

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This study was undertaken in the framework of the ODIHR/OSCE project “Enhancing assistance and protection for victims of trafficking”  developed and implemented by “Vatra” Psycho-social Centre in collaboration with the OSCE presence in Albania (OSCE PiA), from 30 April 2007 until 30 April 2008.

Studies report for 2008

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The phenomenon of domestic violence is quiet a serious phenomenon that carries in itself a series of social, economic and legal consequences. It is known that violence is a worldwide phenomenon, which impinges on the physical, psychological, economic and social integration, mainly on the most vulnerable part of the society: women, Children and elderly.

Studies report for 2005

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Vatra Center has conducted some volunteer researches from 1997 through 1999 in Vlora town, focusing on sharp social problems concerning Vlora community. The problems recognized from the researches on violence against women, the gun and family crime, prostitution etc gave Vatra the input to definitely focus its activity on trafficking in human beings in 1999.