Participation in the regional conference “The Balkan Freedom Forum”

On May 25, 2022, the regional conference "The Balkan Freedom Forum" was held, organized by the Urat Network and under the auspices of His Excellency Mr. Ilir Meta, the President of the Republic of Albania, and Ambassador John Richmond, Ambassador at Large to Supervise and Combat Human Trafficking.

This interdisciplinary conference provided a platform to discuss the current trends of human trafficking in the Balkan countries. AWEN, along with the Psycho-Social Center "Vatra" and other organizations working in this field within the AWEN Network, participated in panel discussions covering important topics related to human trafficking. These discussions aimed to benefit not only social service providers but also lawyers, healthcare professionals, and other community stakeholders.

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.