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Across the Western Balkans, rural women are influencing local budgets and shaping progress

Friday, October 13, 2017

Across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova, UN Women works with governments to implement gender equality commitments and enhance women’s participation in decision-making. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency and Swiss Development Cooperation, the programme enables women to influence local budgets to address their diverse needs. More

Press Release: Parliamentarians from Eastern Europe and Central Asia join forces to reduce barriers against women’s participation in public life

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the most pressing issues challenging women’s rights and their full participation in all spheres of life. More

Global Goals Week in Albania drives joint action to achieve the 2030 Agenda

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Global Goals Week in Albania brought together students, youth, local governments, civil society and businesses to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to build partnerships to drive concrete action for achieving the new 2030 sustainable development agenda. More

Expert’s take: Civil society has the potential to play a major role in 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. More

Call for Proposals: Establish a national CSOs platform for monitoring the implementation of CEDAW Recommendations, Istanbul Convention (Only for Albania)

Friday, August 11, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) or CSOs networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women to submit proposals to establish a network of organizations to support women´s voice and agency to monitor, report on and advocate for the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). More

Call for Proposals: Promoting the right of women to access specialist support services available for women survivors of violence and discrimination (Only for Albania)

Friday, August 11, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) or CSOs networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women, as well as community-based organizations working with Roma or other disadvantaged women to submit proposals that aim at: promoting the right of women to receive information about general and specialist support services available for women that are victims of violence and discrimination as well as their right to access these services, in particular focusing on Roma women and women from other disadvantaged groups. More

Call for Proposals: Awareness raising campaigns on the effects of, and how to address, harmful gender stereotypes (Only for Albania)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UN Women is invitingcivil society organizations (CSOs) or CSO networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women to undertake capacity building and awareness raising campaigns on the effects of, and how to address, harmful gender stereotypes with the involvement of communities and community based organizations, government, media, private sector, National Human Rights Institutions and human rights advocates. More

Call for Proposals: Capacity building of providers of services for women survivors of violence (Only for Albania)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) or CSO networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women to submit proposals that aim at: increasing capacities of providers of general and specialist support services for women survivors of all forms of violence to implement the relevant international standards, including those provided in the Convention of CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention. More

Call for Proposals: Monitoring the implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan on gender Equality 2016-2020 (Only for Albania)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) or CSOs networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women in Albania to submit proposals on capacity building of CSOs to monitor the implementation of activities related to reduction of gender-based violence and domestic violence of the Albanian National Strategy and Action Plan on Gender Equality 2016-2020. More

Call for Proposals: Data collection on gender stereotypes and public perceptions of gender roles and attitudes towards violence against women (Only for Albania)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) or CSO networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women to submit proposals to collect data on gender stereotypes and public perceptions of gender roles and attitudes towards violence against women. More

In Albania, elections herald historic increase in number of women MPs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Albania has reached a new milestone with women’s representation in politics. Following the national elections held on 25 June, the Albanian Parliament will soon welcome a record number of women parliamentarians. The initial results indicate that women’s representation has reached 28 per cent—a marked improvement compared to 2013 elections, when around 18 per cent women were elected. More

Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch a new initiative to focus on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, July 10, 2017

UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transfrom dicriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence. More

Albania publishes the largest range of gender statistics to date

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The National Institute of Statistics in Albania (INSTAT) published the largest range of gender statistics to date in Albania. Named Men and Women 2017, the most recent collection of gender statistics in the country provides comprehensive information for better policy making. More

Seven cities in Albania sign European Charter for equality

Sunday, June 18, 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

Wednesday, May 24, 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

Wednesday, May 24, 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

Monday, May 22, 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

Wednesday, April 12, 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

Wednesday, March 8, 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”

Friday, February 24, 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

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