Campaigner’s Profile: Albania

Qendra per Nisma Ligjore Qytetare / Center for Legal Civic Initiatives

The Center for Legal Civic Initiatives was established in November 1997, as a project of the Lawyer Women’s Association and has been operating regularly ever since, with headquarters in Tirana, Albania. On 6 December 2001, by means of Decision No.8 of Tirana District Court, it was registered as an independent legal entity. On December 14, 2004, with court decision No.8/1, The Women’s Advocacy Center changed its name to The Center for Legal Civic Initiatives, and since then provides psycho-social support and free legal aid for victims of domestic violence, but also having a very strong focus also in undertaking legal initiatives with the aim of increasing the access of women and girls in the justice system.