The House of Colours is the name of a large welcoming house in Tirana, Albania. The walls are covered in children’s artwork and girls’ and boys’ voices can be heard chatting and laughing.
The House of Colors, run by UNICEF partner NGO ARSIS, provides support for some of the most vulnerable children in the city and surrounding suburbs. These services are supported through the European Union funded regional project on ‘Protecting Children from Violence and Promoting Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in the Western Balkans and Turkey.”
The House of Colours also provides emergency support for women and children at high risk or who are affected by abuse and violence.
One of these families is 24-year-old Jeta* and her four-year-old daughter Fabliona*. After facing years of brutal violence at home, Jeta and Fabliona ended up at the House of Colours.
To mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UNICEF is sharing Jeta and Fabliona’s story of courage and hope.