Youth activists in Albania exchange ideas on gender equality in the context of climate crisis
The event was organized by UN Women, the Municipality of Tirana and the OSCE Presence as part of Tirana 2022 European Youth Capital. Learn more
Women affected by earthquake advance their businesses through UN Women Program
16 women who participated in Women’s Small Business Program, presented their business ideas and plans after five months of training. Learn more
In the words of Stela Tanellari: “Employment is essential for ensuring successful reintegration”
Different and Equal Deputy Director, details the approach to economic reintegration for women survivors of violence. Learn more
Women from disadvantaged groups-one click away from legal and psychological counselling
They received smartphones and internet packages aimed at reporting violence and accessing services through Vodafone and EU support. Learn more
“I Have a Dream…” – a photo project and exhibition giving voice to young women in Albania
Photographer Jutta Benzenberg partnered with UN Women to bring to attention the reality of young women who live in remote areas of Albania. Learn more
Highlights
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Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation
Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation

Awake Not Sleeping fairy tales collection aims to change how societies think about women’s and girls’ roles, rights, and human potential by reimagining 28 classic fairy tales.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women
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Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Photo:  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women. More

UN Agencies in Albania strongly condemn the criminal offence and stand by all survivors of sexual violence
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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