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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.
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 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
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.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
After the training organized by UN Women in November 2020, in collaboration with Aikido Albania and Empowerment through Self Defense (ESD) Global, Albania now has its first generation of self-defense instructors who have already started to provide training and support to survivors of violence, as well as to women and girls generally.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Gender Rural Equality and Tourism (GREAT) programme will be implemented in the Regions of Shkoder, Vlore and Gjirokaster, contributing to sustainable economic development of rural women and their communities by increasing their income and ability to obtain work.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Xheni Karaj, a 34-year-old LGBTI activist from Albania is talking with Delina Fico, who was part of the Albanian delegation in the Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Around 150 private companies, public institutions, media outlets, civil society organizations, sports associations, youth groups, universities, etc., ‘oranged’ their virtual spaces during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
From self-defense training to real-life stories of survivors of violence, a wide array of activities were organized in Albania
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic and a prevailing culture of impunity threatens progress achieved on gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, UN Women is calling for robust and decisive action in response to this unprecedented crisis.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Jana Kote* and her three children lived with an abusive husband and father for 12 years until they received support from a local organization, Human Rights in Democracy Centre, based in Tirana, the capital of Albania.
Monday, November 16, 2020
A local women’s organization supported by UN Women and the EU provided survivors of domestic violence with essential needs and psychological and legal support during the pandemic in Albania.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Periana Bodinaku was the first Albanian girl who asked to be enrolled in the Police Academy in 1993 and in only five months managed to pave the way for many future women police officers.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Albania commemorated today the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security” by taking stock of the progress and challenges in implementing the first country’s National Action Plan (NAP). The initial findings of the monitoring report show that 82% of actions in the Plan have been implemented, while challenges still remain.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The UN Women Rapid Gender Assessment survey revealed that the burden of household and care responsibilities were not distributed evenly, as only 46 per cent of women versus 67 per cent of men in Albania reported receiving help from their partner. Daniela Fejzaj, a 40-year-old information technology professional and mother of two, recalls the endless chores during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On World Statistics Day, Anisa Ruseti, the Deputy Mayor at the Municipality of Tirana, Albania talks about the importance of using gender data.
Friday, October 9, 2020
The United Nations in Albania and the Swedish Embassy signed today a two million-euro programme that will support the protection and recovery of children, women and girls affected by November 2019 earthquake.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
25 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as much has been achieved, we are still far from realizing the promise made in Beijing. No country in the world has achieved gender equality, we see painfully slow progress or even worse, pushback.