Empowerment through Self Defense to become part of school programs in Albania
This approach will addressing bullying and violence-related concerns among young people in schools. Learn more
Tirana and Gramsh launch their Local Gender Equality Action Plans 2022-2024
They were adopted following consultations with public and nonpublic institutions, civil society, academia, youth etc. Learn more
International Day of Rural Women gives voice to women entrepreneurs in Albania
More than ninety women participated and discussed the challenges they face in the agri-food sector. Learn more
Youth Activists in Albania Take the Lead on Climate Action for Gender Equality
Meet some of them who are also strongly involved on issues interconnected with women’s rights and climate change. Learn more
The ambitious project of Arjeta Puca supporting women’s employment
Her company, a signatory of Women Empowerment Principles, is changing the game in male dominated industries. Learn more
Photo: Jutta Benzenberg
“I Have a Dream…” – a photo project and exhibition giving voice to young women in Albania

Photographer Jutta Benzenberg partnered with UN Women in Albania to bring to attention the reality of young women who live in remote parts of the country where gender stereotypes and patriarchal norms are still dominant.

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.

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

This year, the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place 14 to 25 March 2022. It will focus on the theme, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

In Focus: International Women's Day
In Focus: International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, join UN Women and the world in coming together under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and call for climate action for women, by women.

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.

Speech: Let’s put an end to ‘Where are the women’?
Sima Bahous

Remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security More

Transformative Financing for Gender Equality in the Western Balkans
GRB Magazine Cover Page

The first issue of the magazine presents a selection of UN Women’s contributions and achievements in gender-responsive budgeting in the Western Balkans. More