Members of Civil Society protest violence in opposition to ladies in Albania

TIRANA, March 8 (Xinhua) — Members of the Civil Society protested violence against women here on Friday, the International Women’s Day.

The members of Civil Society held a march near Tirana Police Directorate, where they called for more effective protection for the women by the police and an amended legal framework with regard to protection orders.

“Any issue related to domestic violence should not be neglected,” said a member of the Civil Society.

“We want rights, not flowers,” said another woman activist.

Since the beginning of this year nine women were killed in violence against them in Albania.

According to statistics, during 2018, out of 3,690 victims of violence, 1,343 were women and girls in Albania. Among them, there were a total of 148 cases of violation of protection orders, and 11 homicide cases occurred.