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Information about Lezha region

  1. Facts from the history of Lezha Region
  2. Address of the Council of Lezha Region
  3. A summary about the situation of children rights in the Region
  4. Local strategy developed about child protection
  5. Address of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Lezha
  6. Role and responsibilities of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Lezha
  7. Address of the Children's' Rights Unit (CRU)
  8. Detyrat e "Njësia për të drejtat e fëmijëve (NJDF)" në Këshillin e Qarkut
  9. Njësia për Mbrojtjen e Fëmijëve (CPU)

1. Facts from the history of Lezha Region

The history of this region is very ancient, about 2000 years before the birth of Christ. Lezha, Kurbin and Mirdita which are the districts of this region hold and inherit significant historical value.
Important events of our national history have occurred in areas of this region, where its residents and especially their leaders have given their contribution to these events where you can distinguish: the creation of the first Albanian State (Arber State in 1190), whose emblem was found in Gëziq of Mirdita in the historical city of Lezha, under the leadership of national hero Scanderbeg; on March 2, 1444, Lezha League (Lezha Covenant) was held, which united the Albanian princes in the common anti-ottoman fight as well as the first Albanian schools nationally, as Ipeshvnisë Shnapremtes school in Kurbin in 1632 , Pllana and Vela schools in 1638 and Blinishtë Zadrima school in 1639.

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2. Address of the Council of Lezha Region

Sheshi "Gjergj Kastrioti" ngjitur me Bashkinë Lezhë.

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3. A summary about the situation of children rights in the Region

There are   a number of problems faced by children every day in this region. The Children Rights Unit is set up but it has done little to ease their problems. In Lezha region there are a significant number of children living in extreme poverty, children with disabilities and a large number of Roma children, many of which are not only living in poverty but also have health issues or  have dropped out of the education system and begging the streets. The only institution for Roma children is an association of Italian priests which give their contribution, while for children with disabilities there is only one center for the all region of Lezha.

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4. Local strategy developed about child protection

Until now, there has been no regional strategy for children's rights, but the group is working and developing the first strategy for children in Lezha district for which substantial assistance has been given by the Childrens' Rights Observatory,- Lezha.

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5. Address of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Lezha:

Bulevardi "Gjergj Fishta"përballë Gjykatës te Alfa Bank në katin e II.

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6. Role and responsibilities of the Observatory for Children's Rights, Lezha:

  1. Data collection in 4 main fields:
    • Social protection,
    • Health,
    • Education,
    • Children in conflict with the law.
  2. Drafting reports based on these data,
  3. Increase the cooperation between the Observatory and the Region, local units, Regional directories and NGOs operating in the field of protecting children's rights in Lezha region.
  4. To conclude in new results and then communicate them either to the Directors of the respective local units or of Directories.

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7. Address of the Children's' Rights Unit (CRU)

NJDF, Sheshi "Gjergj Kastrioti" (brenda godinës së Qarkut, në katin e I).

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8. Role and responsibilities of CRU of Lezha

 

9. Role and responsibilities of CPU of Lezha:

The office for Children Protection Unit is not yet open.

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Prepared by: Gentiana Lelcaj,
Expert, Observatory for Children's Rights, Lezhë