OBSERVATORY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH RIGHTS

 

OBSERVATORY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH RIGHTS

 

Now, Observatory  for children and youth rights (Observatory) will be presented in Albanian society as a structure that will monitor youth rights. Our mission is to guarantee the implementation of children and young rights in Albania through observation, research and analysis; education, capacity building and advocacy for effective engagement and cooperation of national and local institutions.

We are committed to:

  • Helping children and young people access their rights;
  • Use and advocate data-based methods for realizing policies and programs that focus on children and youth rights.
  • Develop and communicate credible information that promotes advocacy, and development of policies and programs focused on children and youth.
  • We function as a reliable and collaborative source for stakeholders across the country working on the rights of children and youth.
  • Collaborate with local, national and international stakeholders to advance on the rights of children and youth in Albania.
  • Monitor national priorities and actions to address responsive-response toward results.
  • Provide a national forum for research, debate, education, and exchange of knowledge between those working on children and youth rights.
  • Identify and advocate for the necessary changes in policies and practices and to enable others to do the same.

 

For more information about our work please refer in the links:

Web: http://observator.org.al/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/observator.org.al/?notif_id=1522101888309517&notif_t=page_fan&ref=notif

WITH THE VOICE OF CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY

Unfortunately, today in the world there are children deprived of freedom because they are in conflict with the law and their number is estimated to be around one million. Albania, the country that is at the heart of this report, has its share of the deprived children as a result of being in contact with the law. Observatory for Children’s Rights (Observatory) in partnership with UNICEF and in cooperation with the People’s Advocate carried out the report “Juvenile Justice”. This report focuses on children in conflict with the law.

The report informs us that imprisoned children who committed a criminal offense resulted in misdemeanors and violated laws. Meanwhile in Albania there are children who came from poor families and are also in conflict with the law and prisoners.

We are aware of the fact that the economic crisis and the difficulties that Albanian families are experiencing may result in less attention to this category of children. In the report we present data that speak with their voice and warn us that much more needs to be done to improve the situation in the Albanian penitentiary system and especially in dealing with juveniles in conflict with the law, while finding ways to address the underlying causes for the behavior of children in conflict with the law.

Monitoring of the institutions where children are deprived of their liberty has shown that more than one of the rights of children in conflict with the law have been violated, and that violations of their rights occurs repeatedly. Even though we talk about rehabilitation of these children, stigmatized by society, we are far from meeting the minimum standards for their treatment in institutions for deprivation of liberty, and not only there.

 

For more information about the Report, please check the link below : http://observator.org.al/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Monitoring_report_jj_13March2017.pdf

Observatory for Children’s Rights (Observatory) and School of Magistrates

Observatory for Children’s Rights (Observatory) and School of Magistrates realize a meeting on presentation of the preliminary findings from the monitoring of the legal aspects and judicial practice of underage marriages in 7 Courts of the Country.
With the support of Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and Australian Government, it was implemented the initiative “Enforcing the legal mechanism as a tool for preventing underage marriage (ENFORCE)”. The project is implemented through monitoring decisions of District Courts of Shkodër, Kukës, Fier, Kavajë, Lezhë, Pukë and Tropojë for the period 2011 – 2017 followed with the social analyze of these cases