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Monday, November 15, 2021
A UN Women initiative, as part of a joint UN project funded by the Government of Sweden, is training teachers across the country in self-defense and communications skills to prevent and mitigate the risk of violence in schools.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Gresa Hasa is the co-founder and editor in chief of ‘“Shota’” magazine, the first progressive feminist magazine in Albania. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and has long been on the frontlines of the feminist and student movements in the country.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The initiative aims to engage young creators and artists from all around Albania practicing photography and illustration, who will use their artworks to convey messages and help spark a conversation around this theme.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Driven by her love for nature, in 2016 Elona Bejo built a farm and bio-boutique for tourists who love nature and outdoor activities in the countryside of southern Albania. Her eco-friendly farm contributes to the economic development of the local area, which continues to see people leaving for better opportunities in urban centers. Despite the obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bejo’s aims to create new income opportunities for her business and for the rural women in her community.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Aliénor Béjannin, 28, is a passionate advocate for gender equality. She is a Swiss-French national who is now working in Albania, where she serves as a UN Youth Volunteer in Programme Management and Coordination at UN Women.
Friday, July 2, 2021
The latest collection of gender statistics on population, health, education, employment, decision making, social protection, crime, and human rights.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Around 60 university students from the Elbasan region, one of the largest regions in central Albania, boost their knowledge about fighting against different forms of violence against women and become confident to serve as role models to their high school peers, thanks to an initiative aimed at changing social norms and raising awareness on harmful gender stereotypes, implemented by Woman Forum Elbasan in the framework of the UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Elma Tershana is the Executive Director of Observatory for Children and Youth Rights, a civil society organization from Albania that has created better mechanisms to collect information on the situation of children's rights acrossthe country.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Silvana Malluta from Albania participated in the Expo aimed to support and empower women entrepreneurs during and after COVID-19.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Klodiana Mere* has more than 30 stitches on her head, the same number as the number of years she lived in terror of her life and the lives of her two children. She survived a deadly attack by her ex-husband four years ago but the agony did not end there.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
A joint position paper by United Nations in Albania identifying four key areas and strategies to accelerate gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the country.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
The sexual abuse of a teenage girl in Albania is a further case in an escalation of sexual violence against women and girls. In Albania, our studies show that 50% of women and girls have experienced one form of violence in their lifetime.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Registration is now open to participate in the Generation Equality Forum in Paris – a milestone global event to advance action and investment for gender equality.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Woman Forum Elbasan, a local women’s organization, has been trying new ways of collaborating with the police and the courts to provide necessary services to women survivors of violence and their children.
Monday, April 19, 2021
UN Women’s first regional “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo” in Europe and Central Asia will be held virtually with the participation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries. The Expo aims to support and empower women entrepreneurs during and after COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Around 100 Roma women activists, civil society representatives and government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered virtually on International Roma Day to discuss best practices on preventing and responding to violence against Roma women at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against Roma women and girls.”
Monday, April 5, 2021
After participating as a key speaker at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against women and girls living with disabilities,” organized within the regional UN Women programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, Cani spoke to UN Women about how the organization’s field work is directly informing policy-making and law-development in Albania and what urgent actions are needed to prevent and respond to violence against women with disabilities, especially during the pandemic.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Building back better from COVID-19 needs investment in feminist, grass-roots leadership. Yet, direct funding to women’s organizations accounts for less than one per cent of the global official development assistance provided for gender equality. In six stories, learn about the critical support that grass-roots women leaders and their organizations bring to their communities.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
A dialogue with the Media, rural women’s discussion, an influencer’s social media campaign and gender-sensitive trainings were organized around the country on the 8th of March.
Monday, March 8, 2021
UN Women is intensifying its preparations for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum amidst a back-drop that shows women’s rights and leadership are under threat, and even more exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years. This year’s International Women’s Day rings the alarm on rising threats to gender equality and highlights the need to build back better for a more gender-equal future.