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Take Five: "We have come a long way in fighting gender-based violence, but the struggle continues"

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.

Albania reviews progress and challenges in achieving women’s rights, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

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.

Mobilizing youth against illegal weapons for a safer society for women and girls

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

Violence against women and sexual harassment in urban spaces in Albania - Lack of reporting and information

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.

First social enterprises in Albania to boost the employment of women and disadvantaged groups

Friday, May 3, 2019

For the first time in Albania civil society organizations can apply for the status of social enterprises.

Beijing+25: Celebrating 25 years of championing women’s rights

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”.

Emergency shelters and specialized services needed for women survivors of violence in Albania

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.

Albanian delegation visit Vienna to learn best practices in gender-responsive budgeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A delegation of ten Albanian parliamentarians and local councilors visited Vienna from 25 to 26 March to learn more about the best practices in gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) implementation and the impact on various Austrian institutions.

Albania shares best practices in the largest forum on gender equality and women’s rights

Friday, March 22, 2019

A delegation from Albania participated at the 63 rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which was organized in New York from 11- 22 March.  ...

Women Film Festival in Albania draws attention to the issue of violence against women

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The first ever, “Women International Film Festival” was organized in Albania on Friday, 8 March 2019 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The festival, which focused on the theme, "gender-based violence", was organized by UN Women in Albania in partnership with the Albanian National Center of Cinematography.

First “Women International Film Festival” organized in Albania

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The UN Women country office in Albania, in partnership with the Albanian National Center of Cinematography, is organizing the first “Women International Film Festival”, focusing this year on the theme of gender-based violence.

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia visits Albania

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

During her first official visit to Albania, which took place from 11 to 13 February, Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, met with government officials, parliamentarians, partners and donors.

E-Learning recognized as an effective way to build capacities on gender responsive budgeting in the region

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Representatives of ministries, NGOs and institutes for training of public officials participated in a regional workshop organized through UN Women’s ‘Promoting Gender-Responsive Policies in South-East Europe and the Republic of Moldova’ programme in Albania on 12-14 November 2018.

Albania joins the 16 days campaign to end gender-based violence

Sunday, November 25, 2018

UN Women and United Nations agencies in Albania in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection launched the 16 days campaign against gender-based violence. 5 cities in Albania ”went orange” a symbol of the 16-day campaign calling to give an end to violence against women and girls.

New Ideas and Networks are Sparked by Social Entrepreneurship and Green Economy Conference in Albania

Thursday, November 1, 2018

UN Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, organized the national conference on ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Green Economy in Albania’. The one-day conference was aimed at opening the door for civil society, youth, disadvantaged groups, as well as Albanian women and girls’ to become more involved with social entrepreneurship initiatives and programs.

Roundtable Rouses Support for Greater Regional Cooperation on Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Friday, October 26, 2018

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia gathered to share their experiences and challenges with implementing their National Gender Mechanism. This is a key tool to help countries meet their international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Amendments to domestic violence law in Albania strengthens protection of women survivors of violence

Monday, September 17, 2018

On 23 July, the Albanian Parliament approved the amendments to the domestic violence law, which entered into force on 1 September. The amendments strengthen protective and procedural measures for a more effective response to domestic violence and protection of survivors.

Civil Society Organizations in Albania to serve as watchdogs on gender budgeting

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

For the first time in Albania, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are going to monitor the budget of public institutions through a gender lens, with the aim of helping to ensure they meet the needs of women and men equally.

Take Five: “MPs play a crucial role in making gender-responsive budgeting a priority”

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dr. Helmut Berger, Head of Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office, recently briefed Albanian Members of Parliament (MPs) on how his office operates and measures gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) performance. In Albania, GRB principles are part of the medium term and annual budget programming processes.

For the first time in Albania, cities adopt Gender Equality Action Plans

Friday, June 29, 2018

One year after seven municipalities in Albania formally confirmed their commitment to gender equality by signing the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, five of them, supported by UN Women, have prepared Gender Equality Action Plans. The municipal councils of Tirana, Elbasan and Durres have already approved their Action Plans.

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