Final Evaluation: Reduce Violence against Women with Focus on Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) community in Albania

Authors/editor(s): Sonila Mecaj

Author/Editor:  Sonila Mecaj

Location: Albania

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.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Albania

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Education; Training; Political violence; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Service delivery; Sexual harassment; Gender, culture and society; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender equality and inequality; Gender mainstreaming; Sexuality; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBT) rights; Governance and national planning; Accountability; Institutional mechanisms; Public sector reform; Health; Health care services; Leadership and political participation; Civil society participation; Constitutions and legal reform; Political empowerment; Women’s movements; Monitoring and evaluation; Partnerships; Civil society; Government contributors; National mechanisms; Trust funds; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women; Youth; Adolescents

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2017

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)