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Operazione Colomba – monthly report of activities in Albania – November 2018

Present situation

At the beginning of the month, in Kumanovë (Macedonia), a fight between members of two families led to the death of one person and to the wounding of four people.
On November 9th, the mayor of the small town of Kotë, in southern Albania, was killed because of a quarrel with a militant from the opposite party. After the argument, the killer retrieved a gun from his car and then returned to shoot the victim.
Furthermore, some fights took place in various parts of the country causing the injuring of some Albanian citizens. (more…)

Kundër Gjakmarrjes – Campaign 2018/2019

On 10th December 2018, Operazione Colomba, the Nonviolent Peace Corps of the Association Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, launches the “Kundër Gjakmarrjes” campaign to raise awareness of civil society on the eradication of the blood feuds phenomenon. Do you know that social pressure is able to push a whole family, involved in a feud, to take revenge? If relatives, neighbors, classmates, work colleagues, friends tell you that you are not a man, if you do not avenge, it is hard to resist the pressure, for fear of losing respect of the society. Blood feuds entails injuries, murders, self-isolation, it takes lives, school, health and work away from men, women and children. Once started, it triggers cycles of endless violence, destroying the future of many families. And it can strike everyone: you too!

What can you do?

Help us to say Goodbye to blood feuds!
Download and hang this sticker  on your car, on your bike, on your scooter, outside your home or your business, on your school bag or notebook, and share this initiative on your social networks.

With this action, you will help us create a culture of Peace so those involved in a conflict renounce to resort to violence and take revenge. (more…)