- Ending violence against women and girls (18)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (3)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (3)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Sexual harassment (2)
- Civil society (2)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (1)
- Rural women (1)
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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.
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
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Luljeta Kaculi, 49, has been the Administrator of Labinot-Fushe, an Administrative Unit in Elbasan region, in central Albania, for four years. Together with 11 local administrators of Elbasan, she recently participated in a UN Women-led training on the legal obligations of administrators to manage cases of violence and refer them to the relevant institutions.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Third National Population Survey “Violence Against Women” collects for the first time data on the nature and prevalence of different forms of violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Violence against women in Albania is common, with nearly 60 per cent of women aged 15-49 saying they have experienced domestic violence.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Amira Kushta* was diagnosed with a rare tumor in the spine and was paralyzed after back surgery when she was 19. Her house became her prison for 24 years.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Lumnie Shima’s* mother wrote in her diary in 2015, keeping notes of events in her house. The violence became more frequent, filling up the pages over the next few years. Then, at the end of 2017, Ms. Shima decided to report her husband to the police in Kamza, a municipality only 10 kilometers away from the capital of Albania.
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.
Monday, January 22, 2018
The Center for Legal Civil Initiatives (CLCI) started working with UN Women in Albania to support the establishment of a network of civil society organizations to monitor the implementation of international human rights obligations on ending violence against women – under the regional programme, Implementing Norms, Changing Minds. CLCI’s Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Aurela Anastas, explains their role in the programme and how this network of CSOs can actively support ending violence against women in Albania.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Twenty-five women representing different marginalized groups from the Western Balkans and Turkey met in Istanbul to discuss how to better integrate an intersectional approach into their work on ending violence against women.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Agustela Nini-Pavli is a Project Analyst at the UN Women office in Albania, focusing on efforts to end violence against women and girls as part of the regional ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’ programme. She is a human rights lawyer with extensive experience in the integration of human rights, including women’s rights, in development programming. Prior to joining UN Women, Agustela worked as a consultant with various UN agencies and other development organizations.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
A powerful rally kicks off Albania’s national campaign against domestic violence, part of nationwide activities to launch the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
To support women and girl survivors of trafficking, UN Women in Albania has been supporting service-providers in shelters with capacity-building and salary subsidies under the project “Preventing and addressing violence against women and girls in Albania”, implemented by UN Women with funding from the European Union.