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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
130 diverse young persons were engaged in five consultations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo* and Serbia exploring on the topics of social cohesion and gender equality. With the aim of building trust among communities and fostering constructive narratives that promote inclusivity and understanding, we delved into strategies for countering hate speech and addressing the harmful effects of toxic masculinity.