Unpacking the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Albania
Civil society representatives provide an account of how COVID-19 is affecting the lives of survivors of domestic abuse, women in rural areas, women living with disabilities and members of the Roma and Egyptian communities. Learn more
Albania adopts new protocol to ensure undisrupted shelter services
The new measure will help shelters of domestic violence and trafficking comply with existing preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn more
“Nurses are the real heroes,” says Albanian doctor in the front line of COVID-19 response
Entela Kolovani has been serving as a physician for 23 years at the hospital of infectious diseases and now treats patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Learn more
My Take, Your Take: How is Albanian legislation fighting gender inequalities?
Generation Equality campaign - Vasilika Hysi, Deputy Speaker of Parliament talks to Ilvana Dedja, 22-year-old human rights activist in Albania. Learn more
Take five: “Sometimes we have to ‘throw the forms out the window’ and ask survivors what support they need the most”
Sharing successful approaches to reintegrate survivors of domestic abuse into society and challenges. Learn more
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
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. More
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
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
- Press Release: “Women and girls are left behind in COVID-19 response” – warn women’s organizations
- Jonada Shukarasi: An Albanian teen declares war on violence against women using technology
- Albania adopts new protocol to ensure undisrupted shelter services
- Unpacking the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Albania
- “Nurses are the real heroes,” says Albanian doctor in the front line of COVID-19 response
To bring women’s views and solutions to the forefront of discussions and decisions on COVID-19 response, UN Women initiated rapid consultations with women’s organizations across the Europe and Central Asia region. The consultations provided an opportunity to hear directly about the specific risks and challenges that women and girls face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need a whole-of-society movement to achieve full gender equality
Home can be a dangerous place for many women as they stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus. Prevent violence against women and girls. If you or anyone you know feel in danger in Albania, call 116 117 - the Counseling Line for Women and Girls, or the police - 129.