Final Evaluation: Reduce Violence against Women with Focus on Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) community in Albania
Author/Editor: Sonila Mecaj
Grantee: Alliance against Discrimination of LGBT People
Grant period: January 2015 – December 2016
Grant amount: $95,000
Publication year: 2017
The Alliance against Discrimination of LGBT People implemented the initiative “Reduce Violence against Women, with focus on LBT community in Albania”. The project aimed to reduce violence and discrimination among service providers towards LBT women in Albania by improving education and health services.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- The initiative resulted in a wider range of need-based services for women and girls.
- Innovative multimedia channels of communication, including a video campaign on television, substantially widened the reach of advocacy campaigns.
- At the end of the project, eight women's organizations as well as survivors of violence against women and girls were able to advocate and build relationships with the government to improve responses to violence against women generally and to LBT issues specifically.
- The involvement of social science students in local training and discussions with professionals, as well as service delivery for LBT women, was an unexpected outcome. The inclusion of this group made it possible to introduce topics on LGBT rights in universities.