• Albania joins # Girl2Leader Global Campaign to promote girls' participation in leadership

    The Albanian National Youth Network, Tirana Youth Parliament, the Albanian Coalition for Education and CRCA Albania together to support the National Campaign in Albania for more girls in leadership

    Tirana, July 5, 2018 - The Albanian National Youth Network (ANYN), the Child Rights Center Albania (CRCA), the Albanian Coalition for Education (ACE) and the Tirana Youth Parliament, joined today the most important global campaign #Girl2Leader that promotes girls empowerment and inclusiveness in...
  • Albania starts the process of drafting a new Youth Law

    Albanian National Youth Network leads the efforts of youth to set their priorities to the new Law

    Tirana, 27 June 2018 - The Albanian National Youth Network (ANYN), brings for the first time a complete package of youth priorities, which will serve as a basis for the drafting of the Youth Law in Albania. For this purpose, ANYN in cooperation with CRCA Albania, organised today the second...
  • Justice system in Albania shall urgently review judges' cases on custody of children!

    The Albanian National Child Rights "Act for Children!" expresses its concerns over court orders that often endanger children when guardianship is given to irresponsible parents!

    Tirana, June 26, 2018 - The Albanian National Child Rights Network through this public statement would like to express its concern on the latest case of domestic violence against children. The life of a 17-year-old adolescent in Berat was put in serious danger, which according to media reports, was...
  • Albanian National Child Rights Network to lead the efforts for the preparation of the Alternative Re...

    Tirana, 20 June 2018 – The Albanian National Child Rights Network: ACT FOR CHILDREN! started today its work for the preparation of the Alternative Report to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Albania should have already submitted its periodic reports to the CRC as of September last...
  • ACE advocacy continues for the increase of financing public education in Albania

    The Ministry of Finances promises to ACE further consultations of the national budget for education in the months to come

    Tirana, 21 June 2018– The Albanian Coalition for Education continues its advocacy campaign to support the increase of the education budget for all children’s and youth. Today ACE joined the public consultation organised by the Ministry of Finance “Progress and policies in the mid-term budget...

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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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