Albania reviews progress and challenges in achieving women’s rights, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019

Civil society and government institutions during the consultation process of the national report.
Civil society and government institutions during the consultation process of the national report.

Next year will be the 25th anniversary of the Beijing conference that adopted the only international platform to achieve women's rights and empowerment. The Beijing Platform for Action was developed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China and was adopted by 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child.

These governments conducted comprehensive reviews and reported this year on progress, achievements and challenges they faced during the implementation of the Declaration and Platform for Action in the last five years (April 2014 - April 2019), considering also steps undertaken to implement the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

Albania also submitted the country report after an all-inclusive, two months consultation process with line ministries, independent institutions, civil society organizations, UN agencies, international development partners, media, academia, private sector. The process was led and coordinated from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, with the technical support of UN Women in Albania, and financial support from the Government of Sweden as part of the UN Joint Programme on Ending Violence Against Women.

To read the full national report please click here.