• Teenagers request the right to vote at 16 years of age

    The latest "VOTE 16!" Campaign of the Child Rights Centre in Albania (CRCA) had numerous media discussions. Some of them reflected the petition, adolescent demands for voter turnout at the age of 16, as well as. In the below link you can follow the General Director of CRCA, Altin Hazizaj and...
  • National Safe Internet Centre opened in Albania

    For the first time, a specialized centre will ensure that children and young people are protected from sexual predators even in the virtual world

    Tirana, October 31, 2018 - Child Rights Centre Albania (CRCA), the only national organization specialised on internet safety in the country that for the last 13 years is leading the efforts to make the internet safe in Albania, announced this afternoon that has finalised its two-year work to open...
  • Financial Times nominon Drejtorin e CRCA Shqipëri ndër 30 drejtuesit globalë të sektorit publik për...

    Drejtori i Përgjithshëm i Qendrës për të Drejtat e Fëmijëve në Shqipëri (CRCA) dhe Presidenti i Ambasadës Pink në Shqipëri, Altin Hazizaj, u përzgjodh nga gazeta e mirënjohor Financial Times dhe organizata Outstanding me qendër në Londër, një ndër 30 personat e vitit 2018 në kategorinë “Drejtues të...
  • NATIONAL CAMPAIGN "VOTE 16" OPENS IN ALBANIA

    CRCA Albania, after consulting with young people all over Albania, opened this morning the national petition and campaign to lower the voting age to 16 years old

    Tirana, 23 October 2018 - CRCA Albania, a leading advocacy organisation for the rights of children and youth in the country, opened this morning the national campaign "VOTO 16!”. Through an open Public Petition, CRCA is asking the Parliament and all parliamentary political parties to work together...
  • CRCA Albania: For as long as the Albanian police are not fighting trafficking in human beings, Alban...

    Trafficking in human beings is still a present phenomenon in Albania and statistics regarding our country have drawn the public attention again. Gazeta Shqiptare, one of the most important media in Albania, interviewed Altin Hazizaj, Director of Child Rights Centre Albania (CRCA). Altin Hazizaj shared the civil society’s concerns on this phenomenon and their constant attempts for the government to face and minimize trafficking in human beings.

    The interview by journalist Voltiza Duro can be found below. 1. Mr Hazizaj, what does the latest Europol report show about child trafficking in Albania? 18th  October is the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings. Being the only Albanian national organization member of the European Union...

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20th ANNIVERSARY OF CRCA ALBANIA

By March 1997 Albania was in total turmoil and people had taken to arms across the country in protest against the corruption, an authoritarian government and lack of a functioning state. Seven years after the people had overthrown the communist regime from power, the country was still far from living in a democratic state, where human rights of all are respected.

Children were among the most affected from the violence and unrest that followed. Media reports claim that more than 150 children were killed accidentally by bullets and other types of ammunitions. It is under such a background that a dedicated group of lawyers, doctors and journalists, with a extensive working experience on human rights, decided to come together to establish Children’s Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA). This year we commemorate our 20thanniversary as one of the leading human rights organisations in the country and the Western Balkans.

20 years is quite a short and long time in the history of CSO’s in the Balkans, where there has never been a well-established civil society. Such an oxymoron can explain the works of almost every organisation working for children, youth and human rights in Albania and Balkans. Lacking democratic values, a strong education system, political elites and geo-political realities made Albania a “perfect” country for political experiments, which still today continue to affect the rights and the welfare of our citizens.

Much has happened to our organisation during this period too. One of the largest achievements of our work and so many other CSO’s, colleagues and friends, public institutions and donors, has been the great advancement of children and youth rights, despite that the country still faces the same challenges that faced in 1997...

 

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