Art and technology unite partners in Albania on International Women’s Day
A week-long events tackle gender discrimination in Albania with participants asking for equal representation in every space. Learn more
Crafting a brighter future: Handicraft Centers supporting women artisans in Albania
Women artisans engaged in the handicraft value chain and market now better equipped to earn higher incomes. Learn more
Youth 4 Inclusion, Equality & Trust’ initiative - first consultation organized
More than fifty young people from the region engaged virtually in a constructive dialogue addressing the root causes of gender inequalities and its implication for social cohesion. Learn more
UN in Albania advocates for review of the Gender Equality Law
Interview with Michele Ribotta, Head of the UN Gender Group and UN Women Representative in Albania. Learn more
Tackling domestic violence through technology in Albania
Women from disadvantaged groups receive smartphones and internet packages to enable them to report violence and access necessary protection and support services. Learn more
“NGOs are the vital force that drives all action towards ending violence against women”
Civil society activists in Albania, Fabiola Laço Egro, shares her perspectives on building networks to advance the gender equality agenda. Learn more
A beneficiary of the UN Women regional programme on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkiye
International Women’s Day 2023: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 (IWD 2023) is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

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.

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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.

Representatives of civil society during the consultations with the Audiovisual Media Authority on the Broadcasting Code for Audio-Visual Media. Photo: UN Women Albania
The Broadcasting Code for Audio-Visual Media in Albania Amended to Promote Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination in the Media

The new proposals on gender equality and non-discrimination have been consulted with journalists and civil society.

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

Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Men and women get paid equally for work of equal value and share the care work at home.

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022
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The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022” presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. It emphasizes the interlinkages among the goals, the pivotal force gender equality plays in driving progress across the SDGs and women and girls’ central role in leading the way. More