Our Stories

  • Supporting Decent Work Opportunities for Young AlbaniansSupporting Decent Work Opportunities for Young Albanians

  • Free legal aid helps women forge ahead in Albania Free legal aid helps women forge ahead in AlbaniaAnila, a married woman with three children, had lived in the neighboring Greece for around ten years. After the heavy financial crisis, her family no longer had a stable job. When they returned home, Anila discovered their hard-earned savings from Greece had been lost to her husband’s gambling habits. By the time she filed for divorce, she had no money left to hire a lawyer.

  • Women speak out against domestic violence  Women speak out against domestic violenceMaria and her children are the new comers in the sole state-run National Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims in Tirana which houses around 40 survivals.

  • Introducing a new approach to service delivery for Roma Community in AlbaniaIntroducing a new approach to service delivery for Roma Community in AlbaniaHave you ever thought that a community center can be a turning point in your life? Ask Manjola.

  • Light at the end of the tunnel: Domestic violence in AlbaniaLight at the end of the tunnel: Domestic violence in AlbaniaWhen Drita, 22, recently arrived at the National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, near Tirana, she had already been head of household, a mother, a wife, a girl, and a dreamer.

  • Giving Roma and Egyptians in Albania an economic boost Giving Roma and Egyptians in Albania an economic boostFirdes Tole, a divorced mother of three in the Roma community of Pogradec, in Albania, could barely make ends meet cultivating sage for 3 months a year as a seasonal worker at her neighbor’s farm.

  • In Albania, new horizons open for domestic violence survivorsIn Albania, new horizons open for domestic violence survivorsRina spent the last three months of her last pregnancy at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Tirana. She and two of her younger children, aged 2 and 5, had fled their abusive home in Burrel, in the mountains of northern Albania.

  • A better future for vulnerable youth in AlbaniaA better future for vulnerable youth in AlbaniaSidrit Dedja is an amazing person: curious, equipped with a good sense of humor, and a real sense of purpose. He is 25 years old, and was born in the town Shkodra, Albania with a significant motor disability.