Civil society

Photo: UN Women/Yllka Parllaku
Photo: UN Women/Yllka Parllaku

Civil society is a key partner for UN Women in Albania, providing a dynamic source for dialogue and exchange on key challenges and policy perspectives, and an important contribution to achieving strategic goals for women in the country.

In AUN Women has a strong and vibrant relationship with many civil society organizations across the country through its various programme interventions and recognizes their instrumental role in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. In synergy with them, we address the complexity and intersectionality of gender-related issues.

Over the years, we have diversified our partnership with civil society across Albania, working to protect and empower the most vulnerable, such as people with disabilities, LGBTQI persons, the elderly, Roma and Egyptian communities. By deepening our collaboration with civil society and establishing new ones, we are helping to ensure that the needs and aspirations of the most marginalized women and girls are directly targeted and addressed.

UN Women in Albania also works to enhance the capacities of women’s rights organisations, including with regards to monitoring, reporting and advocating continuous progress towards achieving international commitments on women’s rights.