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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.

In the words of Anisa Ruseti: “We use gender-disaggregated data to design services that target women”

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On World Statistics Day, Anisa Ruseti, the Deputy Mayor at the Municipality of Tirana, Albania talks about the importance of using gender data.

In the words of Esmeralda Hoxha: “Without trust in institutions, survivors get entrapped in a vicious cycle of violence”

Friday, September 4, 2020

Esmeralda Hoxha is project coordinator at the Gender Alliance for Development Center (GADC) in Albania, currently implementing a project under the regional programme on ending violence against women “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, which aims to monitor the implementation of the National Gender Equality Strategy (2016-2020) in Albania, focusing on ending violence against women and girls. Since 2019 the monitoring was extended in five additional municipalities as part of the UN Joint Programme on ending violence against women, funded by the Swedish Government.

In the words of Ema Andrea: “Gender equality means coexistence between women and men, not a competition”

Friday, October 25, 2019

Albanian actress Ema Andrea, 48, is co-founder of Albanian Women in the Audio-visual Association, which promotes gender equality for professional women active in the cinematography and multimedia sectors. A women’s rights advocate, Ms. Andrea is a professor at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. She speaks to UN Women about gender equality in Albania and the portrayal of women in media, which is related to the Beijing+25’s Women and Media area of concern.

In the words of Fabiola Laco Egro: “Women need to take part and to voice their priorities in the budgeting process”

Monday, September 16, 2019

A civil society activist, she explains how she led a pilot approach to increase women’s participation and their role in the participatory budgeting process of the Municipality of Tirana in Albania, supported by UN Women.

In the words of Spartak Kosta: “The media should raise awareness about the issue of trafficking of women and girls”

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spartak Kosta is a third-year journalism student at the University of History and Philology in Tirana, Albania. He was among the first group of students to take a new university course on the reporting of trafficking of women and girls. The educational course was developed at the recommendation of a UN Women monitoring report. The study finds that journalists often write shallow trafficking stories that lack deep analysis and use unethical language with regards to victims.

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