ALIVE (women and men free from violence in Albania) is a capacity building project, the aim of which is to contribute to the UN's 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targeting gender equality and the empowerment of women, through addressing gender-based violence (GBV) as well as the different forms of discrimination women in Albania face.
ALIVE aims to:
- Support local key actors and institutions in enhancing the regulatory system tackling gender inequalities
- Help civil society organisations, NGOs and services empowering women in combatting violence against women.
The project partners will:
- create a certified training offer, aiming to increase the capacity of local governments to apply gender budgeting techniques and encouraging them to include a gender perspective in local development policies;
- strengthen the economic and social empowerment of women, as well as legal protection and assistance for victims, as outlined by gender equality and domestic violence regulations and protocols;
- establish and increase Perpetrator Programmes (PP) according to the Istanbul Convention by building on previous experiences;
- promote multi-agency cooperation;
- encourage social change by raising awareness on gender roles, as well as through activities on GBV prevention with key stakeholders, schools and youth groups.
ALIVE is coordinated by the Italian NGO Center for Information and Education for Development (CIES - Centro Informazione ed Educazione allo Sviluppo)
Local partners for implementation are:
- Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA)
- Gruaja tek Gruaja (Woman to Woman) (GtG) in Scutari
- Shoqata Tjeter Vizion (TV) in Elbasan
- Qendra Psiko-Sociale in Valona (VATRA)
ALIVE capacity building and technical assistance partners are:
ALIVE is supported by the Cooperation for Development Agency of the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry, its pilot action is developed in the Scutari, Elbasan and Valona Municipalities, and has a duration of 3 years (1st October 2019 - 30th September 2022).