UN Agencies in Albania kick off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
They are asking for increased long-term, sustainable investments from government, private sector, foundations, and other donors to prevent violence against women and girls. Learn more
“Just as we can raise responsible children, we can also build successful businesses”
Silvana Subashi is a 47-year-old woman entrepreneur from Albania who is the administrator of Subashi Olive Oil, a cultivation and production oil company that has won many gold medals. Learn more
Albania Gears Up for the 2023 CEDAW Committee Review to Advance Gender Equality
Albania prepared for its fifth report to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women through a capacity-building and a mock review session in Tirana. Learn more
Empowering Communities through Gender participatory budgeting
Albania and North Macedonia counterparts share best practices in gender budgeting and community outreach. Learn more
Toxic masculinities and gender stereotypes increase risk of violence against women – regional research finds
Voices of YOUth: Gender Equality and Social Cohesion in the Western Balkans” new research was designed and led by youth. Learn more
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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.

Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2022

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 networking and collaboration, peer learning, ideas generation, capacity building and business development.

Youth Boot Camp, Albania, March 2023
Nurturing Safer Digital Spaces: Empowering Youth Against Hate Speech in the Western Balkans

Fake news, misinformation, and hate speech are causing significant harm to mental health, exacerbating social divisions, and eroding trust in public institutions throughout the Western Balkans. Marginalized groups, particularly women and girls, are frequently targeted by hate speech. Of particular concern is the role of social media, which has become a fertile breeding ground for disinformation.

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.

Promoting women’s leadership and participation in the local elections is key for Albania
Promoting women’s leadership and participation in the local elections is key for Albania

The local government elections on 14 May are an important opportunity to strengthen local democracy in Albania, and to consolidate past achievements in promoting women leadership in decision-making. Ahead of the start of the campaign, the United Nations in Albania reached out to political party leaders, advocating for women’s full and meaningful participation in local elections, and presenting a set of recommendations in three key areas. More