Young peacebuilders together for Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security
Participant from the region gathered to discuss linkages and ideas for advancing the two global agendas. Learn more
Transforming lives in rural Albania
How is gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) contributing to the lives of families in Albania's local communities? Learn more
International Women’s Day in Albania – from youth campaigns to government commitments
A youth-led campaign, the launch of Albania's Femicide Watch, an all-men panel on feminism and many more events were organized during the week. Learn more
Albania launches ‘Femicide Watch’ initiative
This first of its kind initiative will analyze data to promote more effective policies and mechanisms to prevent gender-based killings of women. Learn more
A coffee for change: students team up with coffee chain to challenge gender stereotypes
The initiative won first prize in a student “bootcamp” organized by UN Women as part of the joint UN programme "Leave No One Behind”. Learn more
Highlights
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In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual event dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024.

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UN Women Albania Strategic Note 2022-2026

The Strategic Note offers an overview of the continued and upcoming initiatives that UN Women Albania in cooperation with partners aims to deliver for the period 2022-2026. It highlights key areas of contribution of the Country Office across UN Women’s triple mandate of UN Coordination, normative support and operational activities.

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Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023

Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. EXPO provides an interactive space for women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives for collaboration, ideas generation, capacity building and business development.

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People in Kyiv, Ukraine crowd the train stations trying to get out of the country during the Russian invasion, but the evacuation trains are not enough for all the people. 1 March 2022. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/Agentur Focus/Redux.
In Focus: War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls

The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services including schools and strained community resources have increased the care burden of local women who responsible for the care for children, disabled and elderly family members.

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Equal City: A strong civic space for gender equality

Welcome to Equal City! Here, led by young women and men, civil society organizations (CSOs), local authorities, universities and media work together to advance women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

International Women’s Day 2024: ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’
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In a world facing multiple crises that are putting immense pressure on communities, achieving gender equality is more vital than ever. Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights across all aspects of life is the only way to secure prosperous and just economies, and a healthy planet for future generations. The time for change is now! Join us on 8 March 2024 for International Women’s Day as we rally behind the call to “Invest in women: Accelerate progress”. More ►