The "Observatory for Children's Rights" is an initiative between UNICEF Albania and the "Albanian Children Alliance", which has built up its mechanisms to collect information and to observe the situation of children's rights in regional level in all the regions of Albania. This project is being implemented since March 2009. Among others, this project aims to produce annual reports, in which we describe the situation of children's rights in Albania – issues which are under monitoring of the structures of the European Union and are part of the Albanian progress reports.
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The Observatory for Children's Rights, with its offices in 12 Regions of Albania, is a structure of the civil society, which functions as a platform for opinion disclosures and new commitments, and as exchange of experiences between different local institutions and organizations. During its job, the Observatory collects information and data from all the possible sources (public and nonpublic) in regional level and also from different actors. This information collected on the field and all the studies are put into service of the Institutions, organizations and all interested individuals.
The latest commitment of the Observatory is the presentation of the study done for the realization of children's rights and encountered problems in all the local units in the country. This information is related with the situation of children's rights for 2010, and was presented in the form of a publication (leaflet) and in a digital form (presented in the webpage: www.observator.org.al) .
By the implementation process of Observatory's program, there are prepared and published reports, which offer detailed information of the main indicators related to the children's rights. By aiming that all this rich information collected to serves all the governmental, non-governmental and academic network in the most effective way, the Observatory fulfilled the study "Digitalized presentation of the social exclusion children's indicators in Albania".
The purpose of this study is to present in a digitalized way the entire database with the indicators of children's social exclusion in Albania, in regional level (for each of the Regions of Albania) aiming to promote awareness to the Albanian society about critical issues of children, and which affect in the denial of their rights.
This study aims to assist all national and international partners, NGO's, local and national institutions, researchers and every interested person – to study and analyze the situation of children's rights in local (Municipality/Commune), district, regional and national level.
This study was realized from the working group established by the Public Politics Institute and directed by Mr. Zef Shala.
Furthermore, for the realization of this study contributed also the experts of the Observatory of Children’s in the 12 Regions of Albania, Ms. Elma Tërshana (Project Director) and Ms. Mina Mata (National Data Administrator), to manage data and information sent by the Observatories offices in 12 regions.
This study was assisted also by Ms. Kiti Stringa (material translation in English language) and Mr. Rajdi Agalliu (assistance in graphical presentation of data), - who were volunteers and practitioners during this period in the Observatory of Children’s Rights.
We also want to thank all the local and central institutional representatives and representatives from the civil society who gave their contribution and institutional collaboration to the Observatory offices during this period.
Finally we would like to thank Ms. Arlinda Ymeraj, Project Officer UNICEF – Tiranë and Mr. Drinold Sema (UNICEF) for all the willingness and contribution given in finalizing this digital presentation.
Observatory for children's rights - 2012