Press Release

Joint statement by United Nations in Albania against gender-based violence

27 October 2023



The United Nations in Albania is very concerned by last week report of sexual violence and abuse against a young woman and urge state institutions to continue conducting thorough investigations in line with national legislation and to the highest standards. 

We support statements by public officials and civil society groups on the need to fight the culture of impunity about sexual violence and abuse of women.

The media plays a vital role in reporting cases of violence and fighting stereotypes. The safety of reporters, particularly women reporters, in carrying out their duty must be guaranteed.

We also call on the media to uphold strict ethical reporting standards ensuring the protection of survivors.

The United Nations is committed to support all efforts in preventing and ending gender based violence, protecting victims, and holding perpetrators to account.

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