Tirana, June 1, 2020 - International Children's Day, finds children in Albania in the worst situation of violation of their rights over the years. Only within the time limit 1 January 2019 - 1 June 2020:
- 66 children have been subjected to harassment and sexual violence by relatives or have been physically abused by their relatives.
- 3 girls committed suicide.
- 16 other children lost their lives in accidents, victims of parental or institutional negligence.
- 18 children and adolescents lost their lives in the November 2019 earthquake.
If we refer to the other figures that have been made public by CRCA / ECPAT Albania regarding poverty, missing children, children's education, etc., the situation of children becomes even more serious.
June 1 of this year, finds children in a situation where even the law, strategic or action plan has been not implemented by public institutions in Albania, especially in the field of public education, child care and protection, protection of children from crime, etc.
On this day, CRCA / ECPAT Albania expresses its deep concern over the situation that has not changed in years, demanding that at the same time we bring to the attention of the Albanian Parliament, the Albanian Government, responsible institutions and Municipalities, not only the difficult situation facing children in Albania but also how far these institutions are from achieving the respect and equality of children with regards to rights, welfare and dignity!
CRCA / ECPAT Albania requires today from all institutions in Albania:
• A complete change of approach that the justice system and that of child protection have against child victims of violence, with a special focus on sexual violence;
• Compensation of any child victim of violence in Albania, according to the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Code of Criminal Procedure in Albania;
• Adoption of a protocol for the treatment of cases of child victims of compulsory sexual violence to be implemented by all public institutions in contact with the victim and who have the duty to protect children;
• Prohibition by law of procrastination of court proceedings that examine sexual crimes against children and youth in Albania;
• Establish a National Register for Sexual Crimes against Children in Albania and make it mandatory for courts in Albania to recommend the chemical castration by medication in the form of anaphrodisiac drugs
of any person who commits sexual crimes against children under the age of 14;
• Supporting the National Centre for Child Protection from Sexual Violence to provide services to every child in all 12 counties of the country, according to the Barnahus model;
• The National Council for the Protection of the Rights of the Child in Albania should immediately establish a Task Force at the national level, to immediately address serious violations of children's rights since the ratification of the CRC in Albania;
• Urgent approval of the Action Plan for Schools without Violence in Albania from the Ministry of Education.
Today we ask all these responsible institutions to take concrete and immediate steps to realize the rights of children sanctioned by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Violence against children in Albania during 2019-2020
January 12, 2019- A 13-year-old girl is sexually harassed and persecuted by a 53-year-old in Divjake
February 3, 2019- A 14-year-old girl is sexually abused by a group of 8 people in Kavaja
February 10, 2019- A 15-year-old girl was sexually harassed by the police chief in Malësia e Madhe, Shkodra
February 13, 2019 -Three 18-year-old girls are sexually harassed in the school premises in Shkodra by a police officer
February 21, 2019- Four minor girls are sexually harassed by a boy who was victimizing and masturbating in front of the door of their apartment in Tirana
March 14, 2019- A 9-year-old girl was systematically raped by her father in Orikum, Vlora,
March 26, 2019- A 16-year-old teenager is physically abused by her father
April 2019 -Some students in Tirana gymnasiums are sexually harassed by an employee of the City Hall
May 10, 2019 - A minor girl was sexually harassed and persecuted by a 19-year-old in Elbasan
May 11, 2019- In Koder Kamza, Tirana, a 25-year-old man violently kidnaps and abuses a 13-year-old girl in his car
May 12, 2019- A minor girl is sexually harassed and persecuted by a 19-year-old boy in Berat
June 1, 2019- A minor boy is physically abused by his peers and blackmailed with a video
June 3, 2019- A 10-year-old girl is sexually abused by a 67-year-old man in Fier
June 5, 2019 - A 12-year-old minor is sexually abused by a 71-year-old man near the Lana River in Tirana
June 14, 2019- A 40-year-old man sexually harassed minors on the Kinostudio-Tirana bus route
June 30, 2019 - A 12-year-old boy is physically abused in Durrës
July 9, 2019- The father sexually abused his daughter for 3 years in a row in Kurbin
July 18, 2019 - Two minor girls are sexually harassed by a 73-year-old man in Vlora
July 19, 2019 - An 8-year-old girl is sexually abused on school premises by two teenage boys in Durrës
July 27, 2019 - An 18-year-old girl is sexually abused and persecuted by a 34-year-old in Librazhd
July 29, 2019 - A 16-year-old girl is sexually abused by her 45-year-old uncle from the village of Grabian in Divjaka
July 31, 2019 - In Tirana, two men aged 20 and 21 sexually abuse a 13-year-old minor, and threaten to publish a video asking for money in return
August 12, 2019 - A 16-year-old teenager is brutally raped and beaten by 2 young people in Tirana
September 25, 2019 - A minor is sexually harassed by a 30-year-old man in Tirana
October 1, 2019 - A 14-year-old girl was ill-treated by her father, 68, in a village in Berat
October 2, 2019 - A 12-year-old girl was sexually and physically abused at school and at the Zyber Hallulli children's institution in Tirana,
October 13, 2019 - In the village of Brret, Kruja, two sisters with disabilities are raped
October 30, 2019 - The 77-year-old football team coach physically abuses the children of the 16-year-old team
November 21, 2019 - A 15-year-old girl was sexually harassed and raped by a 54-year-old man in Durrës
December 12, 2019 - A minor girl is sexually exposed online by her mother and 2 other associates in Tirana
January 12, 2020 - In Pllana, Lezha, a 50-year-old father physically abused his two children
January 18, 2020 - 60-year-old nin Lezha, sexually abuses a minor girl with disabilities
January 21, 2020- 13-year-old girl beaten and brutally raped by her mother in Saranda
January 25, 2020 - A minor girl living in Italy is brutally raped by her 57-year-old Albanian father
January 26, 2020 - A 17-year-old girl is sexually harassed and persecuted by an elderly man in the Fresco area of Tirana
January 27, 2020 - Two children aged 9 and 12 are sexually harassed and practice "Pornography with minors" on the Internet by a 26-year-old from Fier and two people aged 22 and 25, living in Tirana and Fier.
January 29, 2020 - A minor girl is sexually abused by a 22-year-old man in Kamza
January 30, 2020 - Two minor girls are physically and psychologically raped by their 43-year-old mother in Tirana
February 12, 2020 - A few month-olds baby is raped in a nursery in Tepelena
February 16, 2020 - A music teacher in Fier sexually abused a schoolgirl
March 5, 2020 - An 18-year-old girl is sexually abused and threatened by two young boys in Përmet
April 25, 2020 - A 9-year-old girl is sexually harassed by a 73-year-old man in Fier
April 26, 2020 - Two minor children are physically abused by their 55-year-old relative N.H. in Tirana
April 27, 2020 - A 3-year-old child is physically and barbarically raped by his mother's husband in Kamza
April 27, 2020 - A 17-year-old girl is sexually assaulted by her 72-year-old neighbor in Saranda
May 7, 2020 - Father physically abuses his minor daughter in Kurbin
May 13, 2020 - In Maliq, Korça, a 37-year-old man sexually abused his 18-year-old daughter
May 14, 2020 - An 18-year-old girl was sexually abused by her uncle
May 16, 2020 - A 16-year-old boy is physically abused by police officers
17 May 2020 - 4 underage Albanian girls living in Thessaloniki are sexually harassed by their 76-year-old grandfather
May 29, 2020 - A 15-year-old girl is sexually assaulted by a 65-year-old man and threatened with a video by a group of boys.
Children who lost their lives during 2019-2020
April 2, 2019 - 16-year-old dies in accident in Lezha, after driving his parents' car without permission
April 5, 2019 - A 9-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother lose their lives in Bulqiza playing with a grenade
April 24, 2019 - An 11-year-old girl sacrifices herself in her home in the village of Babica in Vlora
May 5, 2019 - A 16-year-old girl (Adela Çaçi) sacrifices herself due to threats and online persecution by a peer in Berat
May 29, 2019 - In Shkodra, a 2-year-old child loses his life after falling from the 6th floor of a building
July 1, 2019 - A 4-year-old child dies in an accident in Kapshtica
July 21, 2019 - In Tropoja, Bajram Curri loses his life in a car accident a 9-year-old child
August 28, 2019 - A 14-year-old boy loses his life in an accident while walking on the side of the road in Seman, Fier
September 15, 2019 - A minor girl loses her life in an accident in the village of Gziq
November 26, 2019 - 18 children and teenagers lose their lives under the rubble of their homes from the Earthquake
December 10, 2019 - An accident resulting in the death of a minor, 5 years old occurred on the road axis Elbasan-Peqin.
January 17, 2020 - A 2-year-old child loses his life in a house fire in Kurbin
January 21, 2020 - In Librazhd, a 3-month-old baby dies at home while his mother is out
12 May 2020 - A 14-year-old girl sacrifices herself in the village of Qinam in Tirana
May 14, 2020 - An 8-year-old boy dies while playing in a park drowned in a reservoir
May 22, 2020 - A 4-year-old child loses his life after touching naked electricity wires in Fier in the playground
May 23, 2020 - A child dies in Përrenjas after falling into a water hole.
May 25, 2020 - In the village of Juba, a van crashed into a child, 8 years old, who was riding a bicycle
May 27, 2020 - A 5-year-old child loses his life in a road accident in Peqin