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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.
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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Partners discuss findings of the monitoring report of the Action Plan on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the way ahead for the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Albania.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Global Goals Week in Albania was marked with events organized around the country with a focus on Goal 5. Events brought together members of parliament, local decision-makers and members of the Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Mirela Arqimandriti is an Albanian activist for gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights and the Executive Director of the Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC). GADC is one of the partners implementing the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Albania has submitted the country report after an all-inclusive, two months consultation process with line ministries, independent institutions, civil society organizations, UN agencies, international development partners, media, academia, private sector.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Led by 'Women, Peace and Security’ Coalition, the campaign took place in different universities to raise awareness on security issues and the severe consequences of the circulation of illegal firearms
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The study, the third on this issue in Albania, reveals that women and girls face many forms of harassment, especially those of a verbal nature.
Friday, May 3, 2019
On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is bringing together the next generations of women’s rights activists with the gender equality advocates and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the Beijing Declaration more than two decades ago. Collectively, these change makers of all ages and genders can tackle the unfinished business of empowering women through a new, groundbreaking women’s rights campaign: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights and an Equal Future”.
Friday, May 3, 2019
For the first time in Albania civil society organizations can apply for the status of social enterprises.
Friday, April 12, 2019
What are the main challenges and gaps faced by Albanian municipalities in efficiently addressing cases of domestic and gender-based violence? Since 2017, the Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC) and Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) have been working to identify these challenges.