“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
Young peacebuilders together for Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security
Participant from the region gathered to discuss linkages and ideas for advancing the two global agendas. Learn more
Transforming lives in rural Albania
How is gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) contributing to the lives of families in Albania's local communities? Learn more
International Women’s Day in Albania – from youth campaigns to government commitments
A youth-led campaign, the launch of Albania's Femicide Watch, an all-men panel on feminism and many more events were organized during the week. Learn more
Albania launches ‘Femicide Watch’ initiative
This first of its kind initiative will analyze data to promote more effective policies and mechanisms to prevent gender-based killings of women. Learn more
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual event dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024.

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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 ►