This has been achieved by addressing the lack of information on EU role in enhancing gender equality in Albania through public information on adopted EU policy and legislation on women human rights; public awareness raising on the key importance of the EU role in the country’s development and women human rights advancement in Albania; and advocating with EU entities, as well as with governmental structures on the advancement of women human rights as per EU policy requirements.
In addition, the project aimed at enhancing the role of the Albanian Women Empowerment Network (A WEN) to become one of the key stakeholders in EU advocacy initiatives for women human rights in Albania.
Through this project AWEN’s structure was created and completed with necessary staff and experts; legal registration of network was done in the Court. To achieve the latter several network meetings were organized and was prepared all the necessary documentation: statute of the association, the regulation, application for registration, etc. Today the network has its staff and office that directly influence the strengthening of the network. AWEN became a visible network; AWEN has functioned as a watch-dog for the rights of women in Albania through monitoring of the progress report on CEDAW; AWEN members in cooperation with the experts have prepared a monitoring report on the implementation of CEDAW in Albania.