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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Aliénor Béjannin, 28, is a passionate advocate for gender equality. She is a Swiss-French national who is now working in Albania, where she serves as a UN Youth Volunteer in Programme Management and Coordination at UN Women.
Friday, July 2, 2021
The latest collection of gender statistics on population, health, education, employment, decision making, social protection, crime, and human rights.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Around 100 Roma women activists, civil society representatives and government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered virtually on International Roma Day to discuss best practices on preventing and responding to violence against Roma women at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against Roma women and girls.”
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
A dialogue with the Media, rural women’s discussion, an influencer’s social media campaign and gender-sensitive trainings were organized around the country on the 8th of March.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Periana Bodinaku was the first Albanian girl who asked to be enrolled in the Police Academy in 1993 and in only five months managed to pave the way for many future women police officers.
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Women’s organizations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia urged governments and development partners to recognize the unique and vital needs of women and girls in pandemic response and recovery efforts. Activists warned the international community that the world risks a roll back in women’s rights if necessary efforts are not urgently undertaken.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
2020 is an important year for gender equality. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. A lot has happened in the past twenty-five years: women and girls are better protected against gender-based discrimination, participating more in the economy and political institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Earlier today, UN Women and the Parliament in Albania signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.
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).
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Albania has reached a new milestone with women’s representation in politics. Following the national elections held on 25 June, the Albanian Parliament will soon welcome a record number of women parliamentarians. The initial results indicate that women’s representation has reached 28 per cent—a marked improvement compared to 2013 elections, when around 18 per cent women were elected.