What we do
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.
Providing access to employment and better income opportunities are among the most effective ways to empower women. Yet, the main challenges for women in Albania remain the persistent gender pay gap, few opportunities in the labor market, lack of skilled entrepreneurs and their access to services and credit.
Leadership and political participation
National planning and budgeting
The Albanian government has embarked on reforms over the past few years to improve legal, policy and institutional gender equality mechanisms. The National Strategy and Action Plan on Gender Equality 2016-2020 provides a strong gender equality vision, though financial and human resources to ensure the proper implementation are currently insufficient.
Ending violence against women
Sustainable Development Goals
Albania joined the HeForShe movement in September 2014, which soon became a cool and recognizable brand among young people in Albania. HeForShe was embraced by civil society, politicians, public institutions, international actors, athletes, sport and cultural activists to raise awareness and invite people to take a stance for gender equality.
UN system coordination