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Gender-based violence in Albania, VOA analysis: Worrying increase in cases

Gender-based violence in Albania, VOA analysis: Worrying increase in cases

The increasing number of cases of gender-based violence brought together the Gender Alliance for Development and the Center for Population and Development in Shkodra, in an effort to encourage central and local authorities to pay more attention to the budget for gender equality issues.

The head of the Gender Alliance for Development, Mirela Arqimandriti, said that starting from the municipality of Shkodra, the general budget for gender issues of all municipalities is being analyzed, as part of a program that has begun to be implemented in all countries of the region.

"This year, i.e. 2024, according to the citizens' budget and the Ministry of Finance, 9 percent of the state budget goes to gender equality issues. I think there are 43 budget programs, at the ministry level, that cover issues of gender equality. We as an organization are looking for these programs and what they represent in order to bring a more detailed report at the country level",  she says.

Despite the high number of programs that cover gender issues, according to the head of the Gender Alliance for Development, the cases of domestic violence keep increasing, which requires a more careful analysis of the implementation of these programs.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, only during the first three months of this year, 1,197 cases of domestic violence were reported to the police, while 627 people received protection orders.

While during the year 2022-2023, there are nearly 11,000 reported cases of domestic violence, where 50 percent of them were accompanied by a protection order.

"There are extraordinary problems. A case of domestic violence against women and children is very complex. There are many different problems, including economic problems, housing solutions, employment or even mental health issues and the health in general of women and children involved in cases of violence",  says Ms. Arqimandriti.

The majority of women who are victims of domestic violence seek help and support from municipal structures, which have limited funds and capacities to support them with economic assistance, employment or housing, although Albanian legislation provides for protection mechanisms and support programs for victims of domestic violence.

Of the 61 municipalities in the country, only 12 of them have established shelters for abused women. According to the head of the Center for Population and Development, Elona Gjebrea, it is important for municipalities to pay more attention to the general budget for gender issues, given the growing number of cases of abused or trafficked women.

"Despite the fact that we already talk about gender concepts, gender models, which are very well understood and applied, such as the case of the inclusion of municipal councilors, when it comes to the budget, a little more attention is needed. In fact, even budget analysis is not an easy thing. It is done by experts who are trained in this field. So, I think that with the experts in the field, we will be able to address the small problems properly",  says Mrs. Gjebrea.

Although police and media reports speak of almost daily cases of gender-based violence, according to experts, most cases go unreported due to the mentality, lack of support and perspective felt by abused women.