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Improved data on violence against women catalyses advocacy and legal change in Albania

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.

Albania adopts new protocol to ensure undisrupted shelter services

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.

Unpacking the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Albania

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.

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

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.

On International Women’s Day, a film in Albania open doors to dialogue on disrupting patriarchy

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.

Take five: “Sometimes we have to ‘throw the forms out the window’ and ask survivors what support they need the most”

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.

Generation Equality in Albania stands against rape!

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.

UN Women brings to Albanian audience Austrian experience in addressing the needs of women survivors of violence

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.

Take five: “Gender-responsive budgeting is a tool to empower women and to reduce inequality in our society”

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.

“What were you wearing” Clothes exhibition seek to end blaming of rape survivors

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.

Human rights training brings data and statistics to the limelight

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.

The first report on the implementation of Resolution 1325 in Albania launched

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.

Albania joins Global Goals Week by engaging youth and institutions on gender equality issues

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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