Empowerment through self-defense: not only life-changing, but life-saving
An innovative methodology aiming to prevent violence and reduce bullying in schools. The story of a teacher and her students in an Albanian village, and how ESD transformed their lives. Learn more
A new women-led agribusiness incubator opens in Albania
“Golden Hands” incubator will be used for processing fruit and vegetables, as well as packaging artisanal products from Southeastern Albania for distribution in the domestic market. Learn more
UN Women and INSTAT sign Memorandum of Understanding
MoU to strengthen cooperation in the area of gender statistics. Learn more
On the ground: challenges on ending violence against women in Albania
UN agencies, national and international partners, visit North to assess progress of the UN Joint Programme on Ending Violence Against Women. Learn more
“Love yourself, and support your colors, regardless of the struggles”
David Cuka, the first openly transgender man in Albania and an activist joins “Imagine” campaign and reflects on his unexpected challenges. Learn more
In Focus: Beijing+30 in Europe and Central Asia
In Focus: Beijing+30 in Europe and Central Asia

In 2025, the global community will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). The Beijing Declaration serves as a global policy framework and blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls worldwide.

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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.

Left to right: Sonja, Alketa, Gjeksika and Klidia at Sophie Caffe. Photo: UN Women/Gjergj Hamiti
A coffee for change: students in Albania team up with coffee chain to challenge gender stereotypes

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UN Women and students of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Albania launched a campaign to tackle gender stereotypes and discrimination, in partnership with Sophie Caffe, a popular coffee shop chain in the country. The initiative won first prize in a student “bootcamp” organized by UN Women as part of the joint UN programme "Leave No One Behind”.

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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’

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 ►