Through a Facebook post, President Meta writes that social services for child victims of sexual violence, both nationally and locally, are far from the required international standards.

Meta adds that he urges the Assembly to approve as soon as possible the draft law “On the Register of Convicts for Sexual Crimes”, in response to the prevention of sexual crimes against children and adolescents.

Meta: Albania shows problems, barriers and lack of capacity for more professional treatment of sexual crimes among children and adolescents. Social services for child victims of sexual violence, both nationally and locally, are far from the required international standards. In this context, it is urgent to take concrete steps for the immediate improvement of policies, in the legal framework, awareness and to implement new models for child protection.

Urges the Assembly to adopt as soon as possible the draft law “On the Register of Sexual Crimes Convicts”, in response to the prevention of sexual crimes against children and adolescents. Children are our present and our future. We all owe it to you to ensure a happy, healthy and safe childhood. The European future of our common homeland depends very much on the quality of their childhood.