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Seven cities in Albania sign European Charter for equality

18 June 2017

Seven municipalities in Albania have joined cities across Europe by signing the European Charter for Equality of women and men in local life. More

Press Release: New regional initiative to end gender discrimination and violence kicks off in Albania

24 May 2017

A new three-year project aiming to end gender equality discrimination and violence against women in Albania kicked off today, in an event that brought together representatives of UN Women, EU Delegation, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and civil society. More

Call for Proposals: Assessment of Advocacy Initiatives and Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes

24 May 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women’s studies and research centres promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to conduct an Assessment of Advocacy and Social Norms Change Initiatives as well as Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” funded by European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations

22 May 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union. More

Women-run businesses thrive in Tirana

12 April 2017

UN Women partnered with Swisscontact and GIZ, Swiss and German development agencies with specialized knowledge in business training, coaching and monitoring processes. More

International Women's Day 2017 in Europe and Central Asia

08 March 2017

On 8 March 2017 and during the commemoration week of International Women's Day, countries across the Europe and Central Asia region have joined the global call for Gender Equality: Planet 50-50 by 2030 by ensuring that the world of work works for all women. UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in the region, where ordinary citizens, government officials, activists, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials are among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.” More

From where I stand: “I set up a tourist guest house to support my family”

24 February 2017

Saudita Marku, a city girl, looked for new income opportunities to support her family when after marriage she moved to rural village in Albania. She now runs a guest house for tourists, and also a bee-keeping business. More

Albanian companies sign Women's Empowerment Principles to advance gender equality in business

19 December 2016

For the first time in Albania, 11 private sector companies have signed on to the Women’s Empowerment Principles to bring gender equality into the workplace. The Principles are part of a UN Women partnership with the UN Global Compact. More

"I choose to live without violence"

08 December 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. More

In Albania football and a mobile app get men to commit to gender equality

21 October 2016

The HeForShe in Stadiums and HeForShe Fan mobile app use football in a three-month campaign to reach men and boys across Albania, encouraging them to empower women, stop discrimination and speak out against gender-based violence. More

World's Largest Lesson teaches Albania the ABCs of the SDGs

27 September 2016

In a week of action, awareness-raising and accountability, Global Goals Week introduced Albanian kids to SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. More

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Chief of Staff in Albania

08 August 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey, Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Chief of Staff Khetsiwe Dlamini, visited Albania from 3 – 4 August, to meet with government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector leaders and other development partners. The discussions focused on issues such as economic empowerment and the implementation of the Gender Equality Facility in Albania, which supports the Government in the national adaptation of existing European Union (EU) legislations and directives on gender equality. More

Steering the path to leadership for women police officers in Albania

07 July 2016

UN Women-supported training focuses on integrating a gender perspective and developing policies to increase women's participation as leaders and decision-makers in the Albanian State Police force. More

Local budgets in Albania respond to community feedback

04 May 2016

A UN Women-led campaign results in Albania’s first-ever community budget consultations and brings immediate benefits to those in need. More

Breaking the cycle of human trafficking in Albania

30 March 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. More

International Women's Day in Europe and Central Asia

09 March 2016

On and around 8 March 2016, countries across the Europe and Central Asia region will join the global call for a Planet 50-50 by 2030. In honour of International Women’s Day, UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in the region, where ordinary citizens, government officials, activists, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.” More

41 new commitments to ending violence against women

16 December 2015

At a high-level event, international meeting to end violence against women co-organized by UN Women, UNFPA and hosted by the government of Turkey, 41 stakeholders including governments, civil society and UN agencies committed to ending violence against women and girls. More

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

25 November 2015

This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including in Europe and Central Asia. More

Balkan and Moldovan MPs study Swedish gender equality first hand

27 October 2015

UN Women brings Members of Parliament (MPs) from South-east Europe and Moldova to Sweden to learn first-hand about making gender equality central to government policies and budgets. More

30 Member States in Europe and Central Asia commit to Gender Equality

27 September 2015

Albania: Prime Minister Edi Rama “The Government that I lead has placed gender equality at the centre of its agenda … I’ll outline very briefly three aspects of this challenge facing Albanian society by promising at the same time an effective engagement of all institutions responsible for the implementation. First: economic empowerment of women through increasing and improving access to credits, as well as promotion and expansion of employment programmes for women... More

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