Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender based Violence in Urban Spaces in Albania

Authors/editor(s): UN Women & IDRA Research & Consulting

This study looks at the different dimensions of sexual harassment and other forms of gender based violence against Albanian women and girls in urban public spaces particularly in the cities of Shkodra and Korça. It focuses primarily on women and girls’ perceptions of safety and the impact this issue has on their lives, as well as the forms of violence they experience and what strategies they have at their disposal to cope with the violence. The report also contains general and specific recommendations for each of the municipalities involved in the study in order to improve the conditions and take the necessary measures and actions to turn the studied areas into safe areas for women, girls, boys and men. All findings presented in this report are a result of: 500 survey interviews in the two municipalities (Shkodra and Korça), two Focus Group Discussions with 16 participants and two Structured Observations.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Albania

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Sexual harassment; Anti-violence interventions

Resource type: Assessments; Data/statistics

UN Women office involved in publication: Albania Country Office

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 148

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)