Depending on the needs and priorities of the beneficiaries concerned, work in this area concentrates on support to ombudspersons’ institutions, inclusive education (addressing racism, bullying, segregation and extremism in the education system, corruption in education), addressing trafficking in human beings (with a focus on assistance to victims of trafficking), countering discrimination against national minorities and/or when based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Tirana, Durrës, Shkodra 18-20 September 2023
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People with disabilities in Albania are supported to file complaints on discrimination cases

Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers every day that restrict their full enjoyment of human rights and freedoms. Empowering them to advocate for their rights, and seek redress to their concerns and discrimination cases is essential not only to make their voices heard but also to address these cases by the relevant public institutions.

During 18-20 September 2023, thanks to the fruitful cooperation with “Se Bashku” Foundation and the Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination (CPD),  a first group of 35 people with disabilities from different cities of Albania were trained on how to compile and submit complaints to the CPD institution.
The latter has received 32 such cases in the course of 2022 and 16 more in 2023, with the resolving rate of 90%. The events also served the purpose of strengthening the knowledge and cooperation between the representatives of people with disabilities with the CPD staff.

This initiative was organised in the framework of the joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Advancing the protection from discrimination in Albania”, part of the Horizontal Facility programme.