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Supporting women economic resilience through local tourism

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

COVID-19 is seriously damaging the Albanian economy, especially rural tourism. Tourism decline puts a strain on the farms and guest houses in the upper Vjosa river, where local women work and earn a living. Elona, Leonora, Anila, Mirela and Zhenisa, who are working in this area, have seen the collapse of visitor numbers amid the pandemic. Now, in this new reality they are counting on local tourists. These women local entrepreneurs are providing for themselves, their workers, and the whole...

Në mbështetje të qendrueshmërisë ekonomike të grave përmes turizmit vendas

Monday, July 20, 2020

COVID-19 po dëmton rëndë ekonominë shqiptare, në veçanti turizmin rural. Mungesa e turizmit ka vënë në vështirësi ferma dhe bujtina në pjesën e epërme të lumit Vjosë, ku punojnë dhe nxjerrin jetesën gra të zonës. Elona, Leonora, Anila, Mirela dhe Zhenisa, të cilat punojnë në këtë zonë kanë përjetuar një rënie të numrit të vizitorëve gjatë pandemisë. Në këtë realitet të ri, sytë i kanë nga turistët vendas. Këto gra sipërmarrëse ndihmojnë veten, të punësuarat e tyre si dhe të gjithë komunitetin që...

Isolated but not abandoned!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Prevent violence against women and girls. If you or anyone you know feel in danger in Albania, call the national counseling line for women and girls, 116, 117 or the police 129. The video was supported by the Swedish Government as part of the joint UN programme on Ending Violence against Women in Albania.

Zero tolerancë ndaj dhunës kundër grave

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Në ditën ndërkombëtare të gruas, Bashkimi Evropian, UN Women dhe qindra organizata të të drejtave të grave në Ballkanin Perëndimor dhe Turqi po kremtojnë bashkëpunimin e tyre për t’i dhënë fund diskriminimit dhe dhunës kundër grave.

Regional forum puts forth solutions to end violence against women

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In October 2019, key governmental, regional, and civil society leaders came together in a regional forum in Tirana to commit their efforts and discuss progress toward ending violence against women in the region and implementing the Istanbul Convention. The forum was convened by the Government of Albania, UN Women, the European Union, and the Council of Europe as part of the EU-funded regional programme ‘Ending violence and discrimination against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey:...


Monday, February 3, 2020

Seven women from disadvantaged groups, including women with disabilities, Roma and LBTIQ women share their sufferings and experience with different forms of violence, impacting their whole family.

Generation Equality stands against rape – 16 Days activities in Albania

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Marches and discussions, art exhibitions, sports initiatives, media and public transport campaigns were carried out in Albania as part of the UN System-wide initiatives for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. UN Women Albania organized numerous events to raise awareness and galvanize action to end gender-based violence that affects one in two women in the country. The theme of the campaign was “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape!”

Street art exhibition on gender based violence

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Art installations by young Albanian artists raise community awareness on the culture of rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. UN Women supported the exhibition, which was conceptualized by young artists as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The wooden structure installation hosted four different exhibitions by five women artists, involving various mediums and served as a space for introspection, reflection and experience, in collaboration with the...

Changing the conversation for girls in Albania

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Around 120 girl students, women from different walks of life and survivors of domestic violence and trafficking received training on self-defense and personal safety during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Empowerment through Self Defense methodology (ESD) was combined with Aikido martial art. UN Women in Albania, in partnership with Aikido Albania, the Municipality of Tirana, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and with the financial support of the Swedish...

“What were you wearing” exhibition seek to end victim-blaming

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

“What were you wearing” art installation was exhibited at the main student campus in Tirana during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This clothes exhibition built around the testimonials of survivors of rape speaks to a universal experience of victim- blaming and rape culture. Organized by UN Women in Albania, in partnership with the Municipality of Tirana, the Student Campus, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and with the financial support of the Swedish...

Stop blaming girls

Thursday, December 19, 2019

In Albania, one in ten women have experienced sexual violence at least once during their life. Many do not report it due to victim blaming culture and stigma. This video brings awareness and asks the public to listen, believe and support survivors.

No means no

Thursday, December 19, 2019

During the 16 Days of Activism, we talked about consent and the culture of rape. In Albania, the famous girls from Anabel Magazine and TV host Dojna Mema joined in the conversation. They face myths and facts about sexual violence, consent and reflect on zero tolerance to violence.

Social experiment in Albania

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Sexual violence should never be justified. But too often we hear the lines: “She was drunk”, “She asked for it”, “What was she wearing?”. We conducted a social experiment in Tirana, Albania. This is how some people responded to a rape news.

Football fans of Tirona in support of HeForShe

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fans of Tirona football team singing “Kur kendoj per ty moj nene” (When I sing for you my mother) in support of the HeForShe solidarity movement

Football fans of Partizani in support of HeForShe

Monday, July 1, 2019

Fans of Partizani football team sing “Kenga e nenes” (Mother’s song) in support of the HeForShe solidarity movement.

Women International Film Festival in Albania

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The "Women International Film Festival” was organized in Tirana, Albania from 8-11 March 2019 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The festival, focused on "gender-based violence", organized by UN Women Albania in partnership with the Albanian National Center of Cinematography. The festival featured several documentaries, in addition to long and short movies by various international and national filmmakers, free and open to the public.

Achieve Gender Equality by 2030

Monday, December 17, 2018

There can be no development without gender equality! It's up to all of us to achieve gender equality. United Nations and UN Women in Albania call on society to support the empowerment of women and girls everywhere!

Të arrijmë barazi gjinore deri në 2030

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Nuk mund të kemi zhvillim pa barazi gjinore! Na takon të gjithëve që ta bëjmë realitet. Kombet e Bashkuara dhe UN Women i bëjnë thirrje të gjithë shoqërisë për të mbështetur fuqizimin e grave dhe vajzave, kudo!

Защищая права женщин-рома – история Маниолы, Албания

Monday, November 19, 2018

Насилие в отношении женщин в Албании является обычным явлением, причем почти 60% женщин в возрасте 15-49 лет признаются, что они подвергаются домашнему насилию. Когда насилие происходит в доме семьи-рома, полиция зачастую бездействует. Женщины, подвергшиеся насилию, особенно если они бедны, необразованные и безработны, не осведомлены о своих правах, не знают, как найти убежище и получить доступ к услугам. Люди другой национальности, со своим языком, культурой, традициями и обычаями, рома часто...

Defending the human rights of Roma women – Manjola’s story, Albania

Monday, November 19, 2018

Violence against women in Albania is common, with nearly 60 percent of women aged 15-49 saying they have experienced domestic violence. When domestic violence occurs in a Roma household, police are often indifferent. Abused Roma women, particularly if they are poor, uneducated and unemployed, are unaware of their human rights and how to find shelters and access services. A diverse people with their own language, culture, traditions and customs, Roma often suffer discrimination and exclusion in...

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