EU for Gender Equality
EU for Gender Equality, funded by the EU, supports the country’s efforts to fully integrate gender equality goals and commitments into government action at all levels. UN Women leads the two-year action (2021-2023) that aims to align the EU gender equality acquis at central and municipal levels in line with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The gender equality acquis is a body of EU laws, rules, resolutions, declarations, regulations, directives and treaties that are key requirements for the country’s EU integration.
The intervention reflects the EU commitment on gender equality as a principle underpinning its external relations within the framework of Albania’s accession to the EU and with a focus on the negotiation process. The overall goal of the programme is:
- Support the Government of Albania in the transposition of EU Directives, global norms and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, so they become consistently reflected in sector reforms, strategies, post-COVID-19 recovery programs, and plans;
- Support selected Local Government Units (LGUs) and Administrative Units (AUs) in performing their functions related to gender- and socially responsive post-COVID-19 recovery, women’s and girls’ rights, women’s economic resilience, and empowerment and social inclusion of adolescent girls and boys.
EU for Gender Equality builds on and is fully aligned to the “Gender Equality Facility” (GEF) developed and rolled out by UN Women Albania in 2014, with support by the Austrian Government, and later implemented by UN Women offices in Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Kosovo*.
“EU for Gender Equality” is implemented in collaboration with UNFPA.