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COVID-19 is taking a higher toll on women – shows UN Women Albania rapid assessment

Friday, July 10, 2020

The survey measured the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affected the livelihoods of women and men. It shows that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women compared to men, and risks to deepen gender inequalities.

The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence in Albania

Friday, December 20, 2019

More than half of municipalities in Albania have a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence.

Art installations by young Albanian artists raise community awareness on gender-based violence

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

UN Women supported the exhibition, which was conceptualized by five young artists as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Changing the conversation for girls in Albania: from victim-blaming to self-confidence

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Students, women from different walks of life and survivors of domestic violence were trained on self-defense and personal safety during the 16 Days of Activism.

Synergy between institutions provides a better future for survivors of violence

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Esmeralda, Luisita and Vjola are active young women helping other women to have a life of dignity and freedom. They represent some of the institutions that are part of the Referral Mechanism in the municipality of Kamza, Albania.

Albania pioneers advancing women's participation in peace and security

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country.

Photo Essay: How gender-responsive budgeting is advancing gender equality in Albania

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader.

Infographics: New law on "Local Government Finance" in Albania with a specific focus on gender equality

Friday, September 15, 2017

In May 2017, the Government of Albania introduced a new law on “Local Government Finance” with a specific focus on advancing gender equality in national and local budgeting and policy making.

Infographics - Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Infographics on Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey

Infographic: Gender-responsive budgeting in Albania

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gender-responsive budgeting is an innovative public policy tool that comprehensively assesses gender gaps in public budgets and identifies key actions to close them. In Albania, almost all ministries now have clear gender equality objectives in their budget planning. In 2017, they have committed a total of USD 91 million, the largest state budget committed to advancing gender equality in the country.

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