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Albania pioneers advancing women's participation in peace and security

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country. More

Photo Essay: How gender-responsive budgeting is advancing gender equality in Albania

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader. More

Infographics: New law on "Local Government Finance" in Albania with a specific focus on gender equality

Friday, September 15, 2017

In May 2017, the Government of Albania introduced a new law on “Local Government Finance” with a specific focus on advancing gender equality in national and local budgeting and policy making. More

Infographics - Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Infographics on Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey More

Infographic: Gender-responsive budgeting in Albania

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gender-responsive budgeting is an innovative public policy tool that comprehensively assesses gender gaps in public budgets and identifies key actions to close them. In Albania, almost all ministries now have clear gender equality objectives in their budget planning. In 2017, they have committed a total of USD 91 million, the largest state budget committed to advancing gender equality in the country. More

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