Women and men free from violence in Albania

During the ALIVE (women and men free from violence in Albania) project, partners in Italy and Albania worked together to address gender-based violence (GBV) as well as the different forms of discrimination faced by women in Albania. Among other things, they cooperated to train professionals in Albania in perpetrator work and to develop and revise cooperation protocols to increase survivor safety.

The project was supported by the Cooperation for Development Agency of the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry, was piloted in the Scutari, Elbasan and Valona Municipalities over three years (1 October 2019 - 30 September 2022) and contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".

Our work

ALIVE aimed to support

  • local organisations and institutions in enhancing the system tackling gender inequalities
  • civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other services empowering women in combatting violence against women


  • Created a certified training to for local governments on gender budgeting and mainstreaming
  • Strengthened the economic and social empowerment of women
  • Increased legal protection and assistance for victims
  • Established and increased domestic violence perpetrator programmes
  • Promoted multi-agency cooperation
  • Raised awareness on gender roles and gender-based violence


Want to know more?

Dimitra Mintsidis

Project & Development Manager, WWP EN