The Albanian Women Empower Network – AWEN is established on July 1 st , 2009 (and legally registered on December 27 th , 2011) as initiative of eight non-profit organizations focusing on women
protection, with the valuable support of Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation with the financial and technical support of Sida.
The establishment of this network became a necessity in order to strengthen the cooperation among these organizations, to increase the impact of the joint interventions and initiatives and to empower the feminist movement in Albania. Now, AWEN is a formally registered network which consists of women organizations located in seven districts of Albania from North to South, where two thirds of the Albanian population lives.
AWEN’s member NGOs are some of the most active and long-standing women’s NGOs in the country, namely:
• “Gender Alliance for Development Centre”, Tirana;
• “Association of Women and Girls with Social Problems”, Durres;
• “Me, the Woman”, Pogradec;
• “Agritra Vision”, Peshkopi;
• “Woman to Woman”, Shkodra;
• “Woman’s Forum”, Elbasan;
• “The Psycho – Social Centre “Vatra”, Vlora;
• “Jona” Association, Saranda;
• “Counseling Line for Girls and Women”, Tirana;
• “Center for Civic and Legal Initiatives”, Tirana.