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Take Five: "We have come a long way in fighting gender-based violence, but the struggle continues"

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mirela Arqimandriti is an Albanian activist for gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights and the Executive Director of the Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC). GADC is one of the partners implementing the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women.

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

Friday, July 19, 2019

Albania has 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.

Mobilizing youth against illegal weapons for a safer society for women and girls

Monday, June 24, 2019

Led by 'Women, Peace and Security’ Coalition, the campaign took place in different universities to raise awareness on security issues and the severe consequences of the circulation of illegal firearms

From Where I Stand: “Women in rural areas are speaking up about their rights”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Luljeta Kaculi, 49, has been the Administrator of Labinot-Fushe, an Administrative Unit in Elbasan region, in central Albania, for four years. Together with 11 local administrators of Elbasan, she recently participated in a UN Women-led training on the legal obligations of administrators to manage cases of violence and refer them to the relevant institutions.

New Survey reveals violence against women still wide spread in Albania despite progress

Friday, May 24, 2019

Third National Population Survey “Violence Against Women” collects for the first time data on the nature and prevalence of different forms of violence.

Violence against women and sexual harassment in urban spaces in Albania - Lack of reporting and information

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The study, the third on this issue in Albania, reveals that women and girls face many forms of harassment, especially those of a verbal nature.

First social enterprises in Albania to boost the employment of women and disadvantaged groups

Friday, May 3, 2019

For the first time in Albania civil society organizations can apply for the status of social enterprises.

Beijing+25: Celebrating 25 years of championing women’s rights

Friday, May 3, 2019

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is bringing together the next generations of women’s rights activists with the gender equality advocates and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the Beijing Declaration more than two decades ago. Collectively, these change makers of all ages and genders can tackle the unfinished business of empowering women through a new, groundbreaking women’s rights campaign: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights and an Equal Future”.

Emergency shelters and specialized services needed for women survivors of violence in Albania

Friday, April 12, 2019

What are the main challenges and gaps faced by Albanian municipalities in efficiently addressing cases of domestic and gender-based violence? Since 2017, the Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC) and Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) have been working to identify these challenges.

Albanian delegation visit Vienna to learn best practices in gender-responsive budgeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A delegation of ten Albanian parliamentarians and local councilors visited Vienna from 25 to 26 March to learn more about the best practices in gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) implementation and the impact on various Austrian institutions.

Albania shares best practices in the largest forum on gender equality and women’s rights

Friday, March 22, 2019

A delegation from Albania participated at the 63 rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which was organized in New York from 11- 22 March.  ...

Women Film Festival in Albania draws attention to the issue of violence against women

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The first ever, “Women International Film Festival” was organized in Albania on Friday, 8 March 2019 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The festival, which focused on the theme, "gender-based violence", was organized by UN Women in Albania in partnership with the Albanian National Center of Cinematography.

First “Women International Film Festival” organized in Albania

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The UN Women country office in Albania, in partnership with the Albanian National Center of Cinematography, is organizing the first “Women International Film Festival”, focusing this year on the theme of gender-based violence.

New law in Albania will provide low-cost housing for domestic violence survivors

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“Why doesn’t she leave?” is a frustratingly common question asked of women in abusive relationships. The question is often followed with disbelief—if it was really so bad, wouldn’t she have left? Ask Silva Kaca* why she didn’t leave...

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia visits Albania

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

During her first official visit to Albania, which took place from 11 to 13 February, Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, met with government officials, parliamentarians, partners and donors.

Press Release: The Parliament of Albania and UN Women commit to greater collaboration for gender equality

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Earlier today, UN Women and the Parliament in Albania signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.

Albania joins the 16 days campaign to end gender-based violence

Sunday, November 25, 2018

UN Women and United Nations agencies in Albania in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection launched the 16 days campaign against gender-based violence. 5 cities in Albania ”went orange” a symbol of the 16-day campaign calling to give an end to violence against women and girls.

Video: 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 per cent of women aged 15-49 saying they have experienced domestic violence.

From where I stand: “People with disabilities don’t talk about the violence they experience because often it means reporting the people closest to them”

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amira Kushta* was diagnosed with a rare tumor in the spine and was paralyzed after back surgery when she was 19. Her house became her prison for 24 years.

New Ideas and Networks are Sparked by Social Entrepreneurship and Green Economy Conference in Albania

Thursday, November 1, 2018

UN Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, organized the national conference on ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Green Economy in Albania’. The one-day conference was aimed at opening the door for civil society, youth, disadvantaged groups, as well as Albanian women and girls’ to become more involved with social entrepreneurship initiatives and programs.

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