Information about Dibra region
- Facts from the history of Dibra Region
- Address of the Council of Dibra Region
- A summary about the situation of children rights in the Region
- Local strategy developed about child protection
- Address of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Dibër
- Role and responsibilities of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Dibër
- Address of the Children Rights Unit (CRU)
- Role and responsibilities of CRU of Dibër
- Role and responsibilities of CPU Dibër
1. Facts from the history of Dibra Region
Dibra region has a population of 190.356 inhabitants and an average density of 68 inhabitants per km ², which is lower than the national average. According to the administrative division of 2000, the population of the district is spread over three districts, which include 4 municipalities, 6 cities, 31 communes and 279 villages. Dibra region is part of the North-East sub-region of Albania. Its borders are: Macedonia at East, Kukes region at North, Lezha region at North-West, at West by the regions of Durres and Tirana, and at South by Elbasan region.
The geographical coordinates of Dibra are: North latitude, 41 ° 54 '28 " and South latitude 41 ° 20' 50"; East longitude 20 ° 34 '50 " and West longitude 19 ° 48' 36".
Dibra is among the poorest regions of the country even though it has many resources for local development, but only a few have progressed on the national market and beyond.
Despite Dibra was deeply transformed by the movement of population demographics after 90s, today the population is stable with a slight increasing trend.
2. Address of the Council of Dibra Region
Bulevardi “Elez Isufi”, Peshkopi
3. A summary about the situation of children rights in the Region
Children's rights in Dibra are becoming an issue that is receiving more and more attention in discussions between institutions and families in Dibra.
This can be noticed both from the engagement of children and families in different activities taking place and from the offered ongoing partnership and support provided by local units, local structures and other stakeholders at the regional level.
It is worth noting that the issue of the rights of children has become a priority issue on the agenda of the Council of Dibra region, the highest decision-making institution at the regional level. The institution, with the support of UNICEF and in partnership with the structures and various local and regional authorities are in the process of finalizing the strategy of children Dibra Region.At the Regional Council offices there is also the Children's Rights Unit (CRU), as an integral part of the structure of the region.
In Dibra there are several local units that have set up offices for the protection of children. Such offices are established in Peshkopi municipality, Tomin commune and it is being considered to build them also in other communes and municipalities.
4. Local strategy developed about child protection
Dibra is working on the completion of the strategy for Children's Rights for Dibra Region.
5. Address of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Dibër:
Bulevardi "Elez Isufi", Qendra e Biznesit, kati III, Peshkopi
6. Role and responsibilities of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Dibër:
- Periodical collection of information and data from governmental institutions and departments of Health, Education and Social Protection; non-governmental institutions, associations and communities and children themselves, at the regional and local level.
- Periodical analysis, ongoing gathering of information
- Preparation and distribution of quarterly reports (based on the national model) on indicators of child welfare.
- Preparation of annual reports on the progress of policy implementation for the realization of children's rights in the region.
- Periodical collection of reports on surveys from various international, national and local agencies.
7. Address of the Children Rights Unit (CRU)
Bulevardi “Elez Isufi”, Peshkopi
8. Role and responsibilities of CRU of Dibër
- To monitor and evaluate the implementation of laws and policies, to protect children in its regional jurisdiction;
- To identify and coordinate the referral of cases of violations of children's rights in its regional jurisdiction;
- To coordinate the functioning of the multidisciplinary team to identify, analyze and refer cases of domestic violence;
- To share information and collaborate to address the rights of children with any structure responsible about health, education, police, local government and civil society;
- To organize informational and educational meetings and trainings on children's rights at regional level;
- To report to the Council on the progress of implementing the children's rights in its regional jurisdiction;
- To periodically report to the State Agency for Protection of Child Rights statistical data and information on the implementation of children's rights in the territory of the region.
9. Role and responsibilities of CPU Dibër:
- To evaluate and monitor the ongoing situation of the child in danger until he/she is out of danger;
- To identify and coordinate in a multidisciplinary way the protection, referral and analysis of cases in the territory of the Municipality;
- To sensitize the community, organize informative education and training meetings, for child protection in the territory of the Municipality;
- To cooperate with social service administrators, school psychologists, the family doctor, order authorities, social workers of public and non-public centers for the improvement of child protection; serve as an information center or reference for other support services.
- To serve as an information center, where children and families in the territory of the municipality/commune can be informed or led to other support services according to their needs;
- To report periodically to the State Agency for Protection of Child Rights elaborated statistical data on child protection in the territory of the municipality/commune;
- To submit information periodically to the State Agency for the Protection of the Rights of the Child on the situation of children protection in the territory of the municipality/commune.
Prepared by: Majlinda Hoxha,
Expert, Observatory for Children's Rights, Dibër