In Albania and Kosovo there are celebrations and protests on the occasion of International Woman’s Day, March 8. In Tirana, a “Red Shoes” installation has been set up, according to the idea of Mexican artist Elina Chauve “Los Zapatos Rojos“. A report of Eurofunds says that Albanian workers, both men and women, have the longest working hours in Europe, reaching up to 50 hours a week. This is part of the selection made by the Editorial Office of CIVIL Media for today’s selection from Albanian media in the region.
TVKlan: March 8, a celebration and protest! “Red Shoes” installation in Tirana
“On the Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, a ‘Red Shoes’ installation has been set up today in Tirana on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8.
The idea for red shoes dates back to years ago, when Mexican artist Elina Chauvet started the “Los Zapatos Rojos“ installation, in honor of her sister, who lost her life as a result of domestic violence. Since 2009, red shoes have become an international symbol”, reports Albanian media outlet KlanTV.
Panorama: Men in Albania have the “power” over money and business, women are increasing their impact in politics
“Albanian workers, both male and female, have the longest working hours in Europe, reaching up to 50 hours a week, is said in the report of Eurofund on the working conditions and future implications, which also includes EU member states, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Albanian men work about 50 hours a week, while women about 45 hours a week. Following the Albanians are the Greeks, Serbians, Montenegrins, Romanians and the citizens of Kosovo”, is written among other things in the article of the Albanian daily Panorama.
Koha: March 8– International Women’s Day, in Kosovo protests and celebrations
“On the occasion of March 8, the ‘We march, we do not celebrate’ collective will organize a protest. The march starts at the Palace of Justice and after gathering at the Zahir Pajaziti Square it will continue towards the Government of Kosovo. The University in Pristina is organizing the conference ‘Women – Peace – Security’, and a conference will also be held by members of the Board of Women MPs of Kosovo.
A discussion on the occasion of March 8 will be organized by the Agency for Gender Equality, which will also be attended by Prime Minister Albin Kurti”, reports Kosovo daily Koha.
Ekonomia Online: Violence and inheritance of property, one of the main challenges women in Kosovo face
Violence against women and inheritance of property are part of the problems that must be solved according to Ilira Zajmi. She said that there is insufficient fight against violence against women as a phenomenon, for which the institutions are to be blamed, reports Ekonomia online.
Bota Sot: Germany and NATO with strong messages on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, at the meeting they had with the leaders of Albania
“German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the plan of the European Union for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue is good and should be implemented by both sides. He stated that great progress has been made in the dialogue and that he is happy with the constructive results that will be achieved”, reports daily Bota Sot.
Koha: The immigration policies are “killing” Europe!
“President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen promised to “double efforts” against illegal immigration. I don’t doubt their personal sincerity. And yet, the institutions they lead bear responsibility for the continued loss of human lives in the Mediterranean”, an excerpt of the column “The immigration policies are ‘killing’ Europe!”, by author Lorenzo Marsili, published in the Kosovo daily Koha.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska