Informational meetings

AWEN, in cooperation with the Psycho-Social Center "Vatra," has continued organizing informative and awareness-raising meetings with the community. This time, we engaged with students from the "Ramiz Ceku" school in Fier to discuss the causes and social consequences of domestic violence and gender-based violence, as well as legislation and protection mechanisms for victims of violence.

The purpose of these meetings was to inform and raise awareness among young people about the phenomenon of violence and guide victims to the appropriate avenues for protection, support, rehabilitation, and reintegration. During the session, students were informed about the causes and social consequences of violence among minors, as well as legislation and protection mechanisms for survivors of violence. The students actively participated, posing diverse questions and emphasizing topics such as sexual violence and online violence.

These rounds of meetings are taking place within the project "Strengthening the coordinated response of service providers from the police, health, education, and local government sectors to manage cases related to all forms of VAW, in accordance with CEDAW standards and the Istanbul Convention." This project is funded by the EU, supported by UN Women, and implemented by AWEN.

Protection of criminal victims

During the last 6 months, AWEN has been defending 19 victims of criminal offenses in the District Courts. All cases have experienced crimes of gender-based violence against them and their family members.