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 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. ...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
A 20 square metre room with one window is the only home that Semiha Xhani, and her eight-year old son have known. Since her divorce six years ago, Xhani has lived with constant financial insecurity. Things got worse when two years ago her former father-in-law registered the house under his name without her knowledge, and tried to get her evicted.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova, UN Women works with governments to implement gender equality commitments and enhance women’s participation in decision-making. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency and Swiss Development Cooperation, the programme enables women to influence local budgets to address their diverse needs.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Saudita Marku, a city girl, looked for new income opportunities to support her family when after marriage she moved to rural village in Albania. She now runs a guest house for tourists, and also a bee-keeping business.
Monday, October 13, 2014
With the support of UN Women, an economic empowerment project in Albania is helping rural women cultivate their business skills and increase their income by forming cooperatives.