The number of women elected to parliament increased from three to six representatives, and for the first time in the history of the country, the Council of Representatives elected a woman as speaker. The government reported an increase in the number of forced marriage investigations, but the practice remained rare.
Authorities mandated a variety of governmental, quasi-governmental, and religious institutions to support and protect persons with disabilities. The law does not extend antidiscrimination protections to LGBTI persons based on of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
There were reports of prosecutions during the year. Women do not transmit their nationality to their children, rendering stateless some children of citizen mothers and noncitizen fathers see section 2.
The law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, including in employment. A person from ages 16 and 18 may apply to a judge or magistrate for an order authorizing marriage to a person who has attained 18 years; the marriage of the minor also requires parental or guardian consent.
Laws prohibiting parental abduction do not penalize mothers and fathers differently, and the punishment for convicted kidnappers includes the death penalty. For example, in AugustJudge Fildez Kasemi was fatally shot by her ex-husband in Shkoder, even as she was seeking a protection order for abuse.
Sexual Exploitation of Children : Recruitment of minors for prostitution involving a minor in immoral acts is punishable by up to eight years in prison.
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Of these cases, 99 involved children. Institutionalized Children : According to UNICEF and other observers, institutionalized children were at risk of physical and psychological violence by peers and by staff. There were multiple reports of bacha bazi, a practice in which men exploit boys for social and sexual entertainment.
UNICEF expressed concern about the integration into the local community of an increasing number of refugee children from Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine because of lack of proper support for addressing cultural and linguistic barriers. Some NGOs expressed concern that this would place a greater burden on families receiving economic aid, especially in the Romani community.
Women may seek divorce for irreconcilable differences and violation of a prenuptial agreement.