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There is little information about the women representation in the appointed local government bodies in Albania. This study is the first institutional approach to this phenomenon and will for the first time produce some statistics regarding the ratio of representation of women in the appointed local government bodies. The aim of this study is to portray a panorama, of the gender configuration in the composition of the appointed local government bodies and on the basis of the analysis of this...
This public perception survey produced comprehensive and reliable data to assess women’s current participation in Albania’s politics and decision-making that could then be used to inform future measures. It measured this against data from 2008 and used it to identify problems to be addressed. Among its findings: A significant majority of interviewees said that women were under-represented in politics and decisions-making because of a political environment dominated by aggressive men.
Based on activities implemented in Albania by UN Women in the UN Joint Program on Gender Equality and the recently completed “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project, this book also draws on materials from the first national conference on “Gender equality and local governance”, held in March 2011 in Tirana. This joint UN Women and EiG project publication suggests ways that local government units can implement international commitments and national policy on gender equality.