UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Albania

Highlights
Highlights
Registration opens for Generation Equality Forum in Paris
Press Release: Registration opens for Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Registration is now open to participate in the Generation Equality Forum in Paris – a milestone global event to advance action and investment for gender equality. More

  • Generation Equality Rising

    Generation Equality Rising

    Every day, through our actions, and in the way we lead, talk, question and act, we challenge norms, transform habits, change laws, take action and inspire others to create a world without gender-based discrimination. We are Generation Equality rising. More

  • 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

  • Illustration - women take action

    Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

    In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are just ten ways you can make a difference. 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

Video
Featured video
What happens when you report violence?

How does the police, the main actor of the mechanism against domestic violence, respond? Edjona Dano, working at Commissariat no. 1 in Tirana, has a message for all women and girls who have doubts and do not know where to turn for help.

UN Agencies in Albania strongly condemn the criminal offence and stand by all survivors of sexual violence
Statement of the United Nations County Team in Albania
The sexual abuse of a teenage girl in Albania is a further case in an escalation of sexual violence against women and girls. In Albania, our studies show that 50% of women and girls have experienced one form of violence in their lifetime. More