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In Albania, elections herald historic increase in number of women MPs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Albania has reached a new milestone with women’s representation in politics. Following the national elections held on 25 June, the Albanian Parliament will soon welcome a record number of women parliamentarians. The initial results indicate that women’s representation has reached 28 per cent—a marked improvement compared to 2013 elections, when around 18 per cent women were elected.

Women-run businesses thrive in Tirana

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

UN Women partnered with Swisscontact and GIZ, Swiss and German development agencies with specialized knowledge in business training, coaching and monitoring processes.

From where I stand: “I set up a tourist guest house to support my family”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saudita Marku, a city girl, looked for new income opportunities to support her family when after marriage she moved to rural village in Albania. She now runs a guest house for tourists, and also a bee-keeping business.

"I choose to live without violence"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A powerful rally kicks off Albania’s national campaign against domestic violence, part of nationwide activities to launch the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Chief of Staff in Albania

Monday, August 8, 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey, Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Chief of Staff Khetsiwe Dlamini, visited Albania from 3 – 4 August, to meet with government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector leaders and other development partners. The discussions focused on issues such as economic empowerment and the implementation of the Gender Equality Facility in Albania, which supports the Government in the national adaptation of existing European Union (EU) legislations and directives on gender equality.

Steering the path to leadership for women police officers in Albania

Thursday, July 7, 2016

UN Women-supported training focuses on integrating a gender perspective and developing policies to increase women's participation as leaders and decision-makers in the Albanian State Police force.

Local budgets in Albania respond to community feedback

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A UN Women-led campaign results in Albania’s first-ever community budget consultations and brings immediate benefits to those in need.

Breaking the cycle of human trafficking in Albania

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

To support women and girl survivors of trafficking, UN Women in Albania has been supporting service-providers in shelters with capacity-building and salary subsidies under the project “Preventing and addressing violence against women and girls in Albania”, implemented by UN Women with funding from the European Union.

Teamwork fosters business growth and women’s economic empowerment in Albania

Monday, October 13, 2014

With the support of UN Women, an economic empowerment project in Albania is helping rural women cultivate their business skills and increase their income by forming cooperatives.

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