New Report by Amnesty International on Domestic Violence in Albania
Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:05 PM

A new report entitled Violence against Women in the Family: "It's not her shame" by Amnesty International looks at the state of domestic violence in Albania. It is one of a series of reports published by AI as part of its Stop Violence Against Women Campaign. The report outlines the social context in which these abuses occur, as condoned by the society through the concept of "tradition."  Amnesty International criticizes Albania for not holding up to its international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The report outlines the ways in which the Albanian government can protect women from domestic violence, as well as ensure that those who perpetrate it are held accountable. Currently, Albania lends little or no support to the work of women's NGOs that address this problem and provide places of sanctuary for women that have suffered this human rights abuse.

Compiled from: Albania: Violence against Women in the Family: It's not her shame, Amnesty International, March 30, 2006.