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Giving Roma and Egyptians in Albania an economic boost

Firdes 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.  One day, Tole heard about a training on medicinal plant cultivation offered to the members of themore


In Albania, new horizons open for domestic violence survivors

Rina 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. Rina's eyes fill with tears when she speaks of the eldest more


Light at the end of the tunnel: Domestic violence in Albania

When 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. She had also endured violence at home. Her husband had changed after the birthmore

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Roma Needs Asssesment Study

This study focuses on two marginalized groups of Albanian society, the Roma and Egyptians. The study is based on an analyses of quantitative and qualitative, primary and secondary data collected from various country regions.

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