Walking in their shoes

These women's shoes, laid out on a staircase in Tirana, Albania, were part of more than just another art display - the striking installation was put up in denouncement of violence against women on International Women's Day on Monday.

Violence against women has long been a major issue in Albania, and the shoes, which represent the women who have been murdered by men in the country, serve as an urgent reminder of a problem that has shown no signs of abating.

According to a survey supported in part by UN Women, one in two women there have been subjected to sexual, physical or psychological violence, with the problem worsening since the pandemic began.


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