Introducing law and its impact on the protection of women against violence

Joniada Musaraj, Brikena Cato, Mirseda Shehdula

Abstract


Silence is the enemy of everyone. Violence against women is crouched in itself, even in being a housebound. It destroys its victims and sows this destruction at all youth, whom are the witnesses of the next generation. Albania has been dominated by the strong patriarchal traditions where women obey to men and therefore accept their submissive roles. Violence is not only a serious social and psychological problem, but also a profound health problem that results in injuries and death. Studies conducted on violence within family have proven that abuse against women is a multidimensional problem. Nowadays, despite of the fact that woman have emancipated, we still have an increased number of cases of violence against them. This phenomenon occurs in rural areas as well as in most developed towns in Albania. Violence against women is the most widespread violation of human rights in the world and still continues to be the least one as matter of concern. Preliminary data indicates that this violence is often seen as bad behavior but in reality it is a very widespread criminal act and in increase as a result of impunity, because it is not treated as a pure criminal act.

The paper is aimed at addressing violence against women as a growing phenomenon due to non-implementation of laws. Impunity has now become an ordinary phenomenon that worries the Albanian society and especially Albanian women. This paper also appreciates the role of non-profit organizations that contribute to the identification and resolution of these cases.

Treatment of the matter in a theoretical perspective will combine national statistics regarding the phenomenon, and also an illustration with specific cases evidenced in Albania the recent years, in order to make the cases of impunity more concrete.

Key words: women, violence, law, impunity


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ISSN : 2251-1563