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“My body is my own” – UN Women and UNFPA launch art initiative with youth in Albania to promote bodily autonomy

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The initiative aims to engage young creators and artists from all around Albania practicing photography and illustration, who will use their artworks to convey messages and help spark a conversation around this theme.

Eco-experience rises from the COVID-19 ashes in Albania

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Driven by her love for nature, in 2016 Elona Bejo built a farm and bio-boutique for tourists who love nature and outdoor activities in the countryside of southern Albania. Her eco-friendly farm contributes to the economic development of the local area, which continues to see people leaving for better opportunities in urban centers. Despite the obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bejo’s aims to create new income opportunities for her business and for the rural women in her community.

I am Generation Equality: Aliénor Béjannin, UN Youth Volunteer serving at UN Women Albania

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aliénor Béjannin, 28, is a passionate advocate for gender equality. She is a Swiss-French national who is now working in Albania, where she serves as a UN Youth Volunteer in Programme Management and Coordination at UN Women.

“Women and Men 2021”– an overview of gender developments in Albania

Friday, July 2, 2021

The latest collection of gender statistics on population, health, education, employment, decision making, social protection, crime, and human rights.

Young people in Albania become agents of change for ending violence against women and girls

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Around 60 university students from the Elbasan region, one of the largest regions in central Albania, boost their knowledge about fighting against different forms of violence against women and become confident to serve as role models to their high school peers, thanks to an initiative aimed at changing social norms and raising awareness on harmful gender stereotypes, implemented by Woman Forum Elbasan in the framework of the UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.

Take five: “Data-driven initiatives are crucial to meeting women survivors’ needs in a world of limited resources”

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Elma Tershana is the Executive Director of Observatory for Children and Youth Rights, a civil society organization from Albania that has created better mechanisms to collect information on the situation of children's rights acrossthe country.

From where I stand: “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo had a good vibe: no barriers, no prejudices and a practical spirit of cooperation”

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Silvana Malluta from Albania participated in the Expo aimed to support and empower women entrepreneurs during and after COVID-19.

Saving the lives of survivors of violence and their families

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.

Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls in Albania - A position paper by the United Nations in Albania

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.

Statement of the United Nations County Team in Albania

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.

A new, first of its kind service provision has proved useful in protecting survivors in Albania

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.

Press Release: Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo to boost hundreds of businesses across Europe and Central Asia

Monday, April 19, 2021

UN Women’s first regional “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo” in Europe and Central Asia will be held virtually with the participation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries. The Expo aims to support and empower women entrepreneurs during and after COVID-19.

Women activists across the Western Balkans emphasize empowering Roma can break them free from violence

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Around 100 Roma women activists, civil society representatives and government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered virtually on International Roma Day to discuss best practices on preventing and responding to violence against Roma women at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against Roma women and girls.”

In the words of Blerta Cani: “Empowering young girls and women with disabilities is one of our key missions”

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.

Albania marks International Women’s Day

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.

UN Women, FAO and Italian Cooperation launch new initiative to support rural women and development in Albania

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.

My take, your take: Advancing the feminist agenda and LGBTI rights in Albania

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.

An unprecedented number of private companies in Albania join the 16 Days of Activism with pro bono support and donations to shelters

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.

Orange the World Campaign in Albania: Listen, Believe, and Support Survivors of 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

Press Release: As impact of COVID-19 intensifies, UN Women calls for concrete actions to respond to the concurrent shadow pandemic

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.

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