Obstacles to Women's Participation in Elections in Albania

Authors/editor(s): Prof. Stephen Whitefield & Endrit Shabani

The aim of this research is to identify obstacles to women’s participation in the electoral process in Albania and how these may vary across the regions of the country. It assess the perceived role of women at every stage of the electoral cycle, the obstacles women face as voters and as electoral candidates. The publication identifies areas of best practice and areas of greatest concern. It can serve to national or international actors interested in elections, democracy and gender balance, to identify the hot issues, as well as high risks areas, in regard to women's participation in elections across the country.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Albania

Subject area(s): Electoral systems and processes; Political empowerment; Citizen engagement

Resource type: Research and programme

UN Women office involved in publication: Albania Country Office

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 70

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)