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New Jersey’s first COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site opened on March 20, 2020, at Bergen Community College in Paramus. Photo: Edwin J. Torres for the New Jersey Governor’s Office
In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

  • COVID-19: emerging gender data

    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. More

  • The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    Infographic: The shadow pandemic - violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

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Voices of women's organizations on COVID-19: April 2020 sub-regional consultations

Voices of women's organizations on COVID-19: April 2020 sub-regional consultations

To bring women’s views and solutions to the forefront of discussions and decisions on COVID-19 response, UN Women initiated rapid consultations with women’s organizations across the Europe and Central Asia region. The consultations provided an opportunity to hear directly about the specific risks and challenges that women and girls face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
OpEd by UN Albania Country Team: Stopping sexual violence requires investments and society-wide action
Zero Tolerance for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse - Honouring our values
The recent cases of sexual abuse caused widespread indignation among Albanians. Any form of sexual abuse against a minor is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. More
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Isolated but not abandoned!

Home can be a dangerous place for many women as they stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus. Prevent violence against women and girls. If you or anyone you know feel in danger in Albania, call 116 117 - the Counseling Line for Women and Girls, or the police - 129.