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Postcards from Albania talked with Altin Hazizaj about change, normality and why 70 per cent of Albanian teachers do not believe in it Issues concerning the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community are often hotly debated in Central Europe. Life isn’t easy for them in the Balkans either. Altin Hazizaj, a lawyer, activist and...
The General Director of the Center for Children's Rights in Albania (CRCA) and the First Ambassador of the Pink Embassy in Albania, Altin Hazizaj, was selected by the prestigious newspaper Financial Times and Outstanding, a UK based-organization, one of the 30 people globally acknowledged in the category "30 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives 2018"....
Civil registration and documents in Albania should respect basic human rights related to sex and gender recognition Tirana, 27 September 2018 – The Child Rights Centre in Albania (CRCA) and PINK Embassy asked the Albanian Parliament and the Parliamentary Group “Friends of Children” to approve changes on the law “On Civil Registration”. The...
CRCA Albania expresses concerns on the situation of children and youth in Albania, asking the Government to take immediate measures to improve the current state of affairs! Tiranë, 24 September 2018 – A broad network of organizations working for children and youth’s rights in Albania, submitted yesterday their contribution to the third cycle of...
“ACT FOR CHILDREN!” asked the Parliament to strengthen the obligations of the Government institutions to protect children and young people victims of domestic violence Tirana, June 20, 2018 - The Albanian National Child Rights Network “ACT FOR CHILDREN!” responded positively this morning to the invitation of the Parliamentary Commission on Labour...
Pink Embassy presented today the findings of the survey “Teachers’ perceptions and attitudes towards LGBTI adolescents in public high schools in Albania” Tirana, 31 May 2018 – The Pink Embassy Albania presented today the results and the findings of its survey “Teachers’ perceptions and attitudes towards LGBTI persons in public high school in...
PINK Embassy and the National Network for the LGBTI rights in Albania, soon to submit legal amendments to the Family Code Tirana, 18 May 2018 - The PINK Embassy Albania, sent an open public call to the members of the Albanian Parliament and political parties, asking them to approve amendments to the Family Code and eliminate any legal barriers...
Tirana, 18 May 2018- The PINK Embassy Albania, through this public statement to the members of the Albanian Parliament and political parties in Albania, want to bring to your attention that Albania continues to violate the rights of the LGBTI people, as it still does not allow and does not guarantee the marriage equality for all its citizens....
On the International Day against Homophobia, PINK Embassy awarded 30 persons for their contribution for the LGBTI rights Tirana, 17 May 2018 - PINK Embassy announced today the Monitoring Report findings of the National Action Plan for LGBTI people in Albania. This report which is drafted in cooperation with the Albanian Institutions, Ministry of...
The capital of Albania joined this morning other European capitals to raise the LGBTI flag in the center of the city. This is the 3rd year that PINK Embassy and the Municipality organise the public event in support of the IDAHOT day. Tirana, May 17, 2018 - This morning, the capital of Albania, Tirana, joined other capitals of Europe by raising...
The 2018 Rainbow Europe Map and Index reveal that fewer countries are moving up the country ranking; many are stagnating, including countries that are traditionally perceived as equality ‘frontrunners’. ILGA-Europe’s annual benchmarking tool, which ranks 49 countries in Europe on their LGBTI equality laws and policies, reveals a region where...
It is the first time that a draft-law aims to bring Albanian legislation in line with best models across the world on gender expression and identity Tirana, 16 May 2018 - PINK Embassy submitted and asked today the Albanian Parliament to approve the draft-law on “Gender Identity and Gender Expression in Albania”, on the occasion of the 9th...
PINK Embassy in Albania aims to use the week to raise awareness on violence, inequality in marriage and lack of gender identity recognition that hinders the respect for LGBTI rights in the country Tirana 14th May 2018 - The Pink Embassy and the Human Rights House in Albania launched today the activities for International day against homophobia...
Tirana, 30 January 2018– The National Network for LGBTI Rights in Albania, PINK Embassy, ​​Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and the Human Rights House - HRH, Children's Human Rights Centre in Albania (CRCA), The National Helpline for LGBTI Adolescent, Albanian Coalition for Education - ACE, Albanian National Youth Network – ANYN, the Pride...
Equality, respect and acceptance of the common values of all citizens are the basis for the development of a civilized country! Networks and civil society organizations, signatories to this statement, were notified today by the mainstream media and online platforms, of the statements made recently by several MPs from the right wing and center-...
Tirana 14 December 2017 – A round table discussion: “Let’s Talk Openly about LGBTI rights” will bring together civil society and human rights activists, LGBTI community, public institutions in Albania, media representatives, the Office of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, to discuss the challenges, achievements and future...
Tirana, 3 November 2017-Today ALO 116, Pink Embassy and the Office for the Legal Protection of Children and Young People in Albania introduced this morning the service of the National Helpline for LGBTI Adolescents in Albania. Representatives of public institutions, civil society organizations, agencies and foreign partners attended this meeting...
The Manifesto for LGBTI Rights is presented to the political parties and candidates for deputies in the parliamentary elections 2017. The parties promise more Laws and supportive Policy for the community. Tirana, June 21 2016 - Only 4 days before the parliamentary elections in Albania, PINK Embassy announce that it has been able to get the...
Tirana, June 20th 2017 – PINK Embassy, one of the leading organizations working to protect and advance the rights of the LGBTI community in Albania, began today a series of meetings with political parties in the country to deliver and to introduce to them the "The Manifesto for LGBTI rights". These meetings are undertaken in the framework of...
Tirana, June 20th 2017 – PINK Embassy, one of the leading organizations working to protect and advance the rights of the LGBTI community in Albania, began today a series of meetings with political parties in the country to deliver and to introduce to them the "The Manifesto for LGBTI rights". These meetings are undertaken in the framework of...

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