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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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
UN Women and Sweden will aim to reform policies and financing actions in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia to accelerate the implementation of national and international gender equality commitments.
Monday, September 7, 2020
On 9 September 2020, feminists and women’s rights advocates from the Western Balkans and Turkey region will gather virtually to discuss an urgent pathway to deliver on the commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Urges for delivery on the commitments made in the Beijing Platform for Action
Friday, September 4, 2020
Esmeralda Hoxha is project coordinator at the Gender Alliance for Development Center (GADC) in Albania, currently implementing a project under the regional programme on ending violence against women “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, which aims to monitor the implementation of the National Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2020) in Albania, focusing on ending violence against women and girls. Since 2019 the monitoring was extended in five additional municipalities as part of the UN Joint Programme on ending violence against women, funded by the Swedish Government.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
For Albania’s latest survey on violence against women and girls (VAWG), the National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) took a markedly different approach: engaging with local governments, civil society organizations (CSOs) and relevant service-providers at every stage of the process – from survey design, through data collection and dissemination.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
When it comes to advancing gender equality and improving the lives of women and girls, we often hope to create positive changes in people’s behaviour. This might include stopping harmful practices, such as domestic violence, or starting positive practices, like encouraging girls to attend and excel in school.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
In response to COVID-19, staff at the Woman Forum Elbasan (WFE) in Albania immediately began to work from home and adapt their services for survivors of domestic violence, all too aware of the sharp increase in violence against women and girls worldwide occurring during the pandemic.
Friday, July 10, 2020
The survey measured the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affected the livelihoods of women and men. It shows that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women compared to men, and risks to deepen gender inequalities.
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Women’s organizations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia urged governments and development partners to recognize the unique and vital needs of women and girls in pandemic response and recovery efforts. Activists warned the international community that the world risks a roll back in women’s rights if necessary efforts are not urgently undertaken.
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.