Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network in Albania is a non-profit organization, created in 2009.

Over the past years, AWEN has become one of the main actors together with civil society organizations in lobbying and advocating for women’s rights issues.

AWEN has implemented several projects aimed at empowering women and girls in Albania.

Currently AWEN and member organizations are implementing the programme “Protection and promotion of women’s rights in Albania”, supported by Sida – Swedish International Development Agency for the period January 2019 – December 2021. Sida is the leading supporter of AWEN and its member organisations, in our joint efforts for the protection and promotion of women’s rights as human rights. This 3-year programme aims to improve the position and situation of women human rights in Albania and is a continuation of the first program supported by Sida during 2016-2018, implemented by AWEN and its members.

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WOMEN’S STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING IN ALBANIA

This publication has been prepared in the framework of the regional initiative “Furthering gender equality through the EU accession process”, implemented by Reactor Research in Action and partners, funded by European Union and co-funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Informative fact-sheet on WOMEN’S STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING IN ALBANIA

This fact sheet has been prepared in the framework of the regional initiative “Furthering gender equality through the EU accession process”, implemented by Reactor Research in Action and partners, funded by European Union and co-funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Albanian Women Empowerment Network

This report presents an evaluation of Sida’s support to Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network (AWEN) from 2019 until March 2022. The objective of the evaluation was to assess AWEN’s intervention Protection and promotion of women rights in Albania by using the evaluation criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, impact, efficiency, and sustainability, as well as “Other issues” focusing on poverty reduction, transparency, and accountability…

Repeated call for external evaluator of the project Institutionalizing Quality Rehabilitation and Integration Services for Violence Survivors

The Autonomous Women’s Center (AWC), together with partner organizations, announces a call for an external evaluator of the project ”Institutionalizing Quality Rehabilitation and Integration Services for Violence Survivors” funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation.

Healthcare professionals are often the first to find out if women have experienced male violence, which is why important for doctors and nurses to be informed about the support needed and to refer patients to further benefit from specialized services. For more information, please download the documents.

#WithWomenForWomen, 8 March 2021

Women, the true weightlifters of the pandemic!

In the face of the situation created by the pandemic, by making our personal public, this March 8, we raise our voice against injustice and systematic oppression. Towards a real social and economic transformation, towards a fairer world for us.

#WithWomenForWomen # 8march #solidarity

'BLOCK' sexual violence!

Video message that aims to raise awareness of girls and boys about the forms of violence and sexual abuse, leading to increased reporting, but above all in prevention of these crimes. The video was realized with the support of the Government of Canada, through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

Call for external evaluator of the project Institutionalizing Quality Rehabilitation and Integration Services for Violence Survivors

The Autonomous Women’s Center (AWC), together with partner organizations, announces a call for an external evaluator of the project ”Institutionalizing Quality Rehabilitation and Integration Services for Violence Survivors” funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation.

“Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence”.

A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policy makers in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

As violence against women and girls has increased to new levels worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is of great importance to adequately protect women and children from violence, which requires a serious and ongoing political commitment to protecting women from violence, specifically sexual violence. Thus, WAVE would still recommend the standards which you can find in this paper.

Covid-19, threefold increase in calls for help at the National Hotlinefor Domestic Violence cases / Up to 6 protection orders issued within oneday in DurrësDistrict

The number of calls for help from victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 isolation period in Albania has tripled. Albanian Women Empowerment Network– AWEN reports that the National Line for Women and Girls 116117 received around 2000 calls during the period of isolation (March 10 – May 18) because of the pandemic, marking a threefold increase in calls, compared to the same period in 2019.

Call for proposals

In the frame of the programme “Protection and promotion of women human rights in Albania”, financed by Sida- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, AWEN launches the 4th Call for Proposals on “Emerging advocacy issues related to the protection, promotion and respect with a focus on women human rights in Albania”. Deadline for applications February 25, 2022, 17.00 hours. Download the call for proposals, application form and budget form

Call for proposals

Third Call for Proposals on ‘Emerging advocacy issues related to the protection, promotion and respect of women human rights in Albania’ in the frame of the three-year programme 2019-2021 “Protection and promotion of women human rights in Albania”, financed by Sida- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Deadline for applications February 18, 2021, 17.00 hours. Download the call for proposals, application form and budget form.

Call for proposals

2nd Call for Proposals on ‘Emerging advocacy issues related to the protection, promotion and respect of women human rights in Albania’ in the frame of the three-year programme 2019-2021 “Protection and promotion of women human rights in Albania”, financed by Sida- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Deadline for applications March 10, 2020, 17.00 hours. Download the call for proposals, application form and budget form.

Call for proposals

1st Call for Proposals on ‘Emerging advocacy issues related to the protection, promotion and respect of women human rights in Albania’ in the frame of the three-year programme 2019-2021 “Protection and promotion of women human rights in Albania”, financed by Sida- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Deadline for applications April 30, 2019, 17.00 hours. Download the application form Download the budget form Download the Call for proposal

Call for proposals

Call for Proposals “Furthering Gender Equality through the EU Accession Process”  funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Draft – Istanbul Convention Monitoring Report, AWEN

Report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Albania

Terms of Reference- Short term assignment

Consultancy services for conducting a National Research Study Introduction The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) works in the field of protection of human rights, in particular of the rights of women and girls. The main aim of this network is the social, economic, cultural and political empowerment of Albanian women. The network functions on the basis of a well-defined mission, a board of directors, six-monthly and yearly plans etc.The network consists of 9 organizations, which are located in all districts…

Terms of reference for external auditor and auditing company

Notification on the cancellation of the tender process for auditing of AWEN and members on a new opening of the tendering procedures, will be announced soon.

Renewed Competitive Tendering on the process of Auditing of the project: “Protection and Promotion of women rights in Albania” 2016 – 2018 supported by Sida- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity

This is a brief report on the activities of AWEN during year 2016. Among others, there is information on the implementation of the programme “Protection and promotion of women’s rights in Albania” supported by Sida, with focus on key achievements of AWEN and it member organizations. Veprimtaria-e-AWEN-2016-Janar-2017-1-1.pdf Veprimtaria-e-AWEN-2017.pdf

Organization

The Centre was established in November 1997, as a project of the Lawyer Women’s Association and has been operating regularly ever since. On 6 December 2001, by means of Decision No.8 of Tirana District Court, it was registered as an independent legal entity, with status “center”.

CONTACT

Address: ”Vaso Pasha” Street, Ap.16, Floor. 1/4, Tirana

Email: info@awenetworking.org

Website: www.awenetworking.org