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Albania report: Marchː The month dedicated to women and LGBT[edit]

By Margott

On 8 March in Albania we organized the Wikigap event. The event was organized in Tirana, Shkodra and Fier in the same time. The event was organized by Swedish Embassy in Tirana, in collaboration with NGO pro-LGBT and Our User Group Wikimedians of Albanian Language. Our user group helped also Swedish Embassy in Kosova to organize the same event in Pristina. Our members in Tetova organized a workshop to celebrate the women day as well. In Albania, Kosova and Macedonia were created around 90 articles about notable Albanian women. All the documented event can be found here.

Also during March we've worked on articles regarding LGBT issues, our UG has contributed in writing wiki articles for LGBT activists and mostly for LGBT rights and their legislation in Balkan countries.

Due to some backlash against LGBT organizations in Albania, some Wikimedians of other usergrops (especially the “Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group) has contributed in documenting these attacks in the general article “LGBT rights in Albania” in English Wikipedia.