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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The recent cases of sexual abuse, including that of an adolescent in the capital city and in the Shkodra Police Commissariat, caused widespread indignation among Albanians. Any form of sexual abuse against a minor is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Flora Leka* had an arranged marriage at the age of 17. She dropped out of school and lived with her violent husband and father of her four children for more than 15 years.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
UN Women and UNICEF in Albania call on institutions to fully investigate such crimes, establishing a culture of zero tolerance for sexual harassment and abuse.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Jonada Shukarasi is one of three 16-year-old girls who developed an app aimed at tackling the severe problem of domestic violence across Albania. Called GjejZâ (Find your Voice), the app provides comprehensive information to women suffering from abusive behavior.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the government of Albania adopted a dedicated protocol on 10 April to ensure undisrupted functioning of shelters during the COVID-19 emergency in Albania. According to the new protocol, domestic violence shelters are declared as essential services and must remain open and accept new survivors of gender-based violence.
Friday, April 17, 2020
UN Women has been liaising with different women’s rights groups and civil society organizations to get a better understanding of the situation and look at ways to respond to specific vulnerabilities.
Monday, April 6, 2020
Women are playing a key role—often disproportionate to men—in responding to the disease, as frontline healthcare workers, as well as care givers at home. Experience of other disease outbreaks shows that they have the highest risk to be infected. Almost 12 per cent of Albania’s reported cases of coronavirus have been health workers, but no fatalities have been reported yet.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
In this new intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Ilvana Dedja, a 22-year-old human rights activist, is talking with Vasilika Hysi, Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Albania.
Friday, March 13, 2020
To mark International Women’s Day, UN Women in Albania organized local screenings of the Albanian movie “Open Door,” which showcases the impact of patriarchal social norms and traditions on the lives of women and girls.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
2020 is an important year for gender equality. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. A lot has happened in the past twenty-five years: women and girls are better protected against gender-based discrimination, participating more in the economy and political institutions.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Rebecca Vagi, manager of a housing project for survivors of violence in London, during her visit in Albania shared the United Kingdom experience with representatives of referral mechanisms, local civil society organizations, women’s shelters and young feminists.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
WFE is implementing an innovative behavioural change campaign in Elbasan, central Albania, aimed at ending violence against women as part of the Gender Lab, a regionwide initiative of the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
UN Women in Albania carried out events that ranged from marches and discussions to art exhibitions, sports initiatives, media and public transport campaigns that reached around one million people across the country.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
18 of December 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Representatives of Government, parliament, civil society and academia gathered in Tirana to discuss the implementation of international standards in support services to women survivors of violence.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Ms. Eglantina Gjermeni, chairwoman of Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Gender Equality in Albania, was a key speaker at the “Smart investments: Financing for gender equality” side event, held during the 25th year anniversary of the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region.
Monday, November 25, 2019
More than 60 activities across Albania to bring attention to the epidemic of violence against women and girls. Organized by UN agencies, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and civil society.
Monday, November 25, 2019
An art installation with clothes built around the testimonials of survivors of rape was displayed in student campus and universities in Albania during the 16 Days of Activism.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Fatmira Dajlani has been working as an activist for 14 years in Albania and is leading “Roma Gateway for Integration” organization in Fushe Kruje.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
A three-day training on human rights reporting, monitoring and data collection was organized in Tirana for human rights institutions, line ministries and civil society organizations.