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This publication details the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, which formally commits Europe’s local and regional governments to the principle of equality of women and men. Part I of the Charter introduces its six fundamental principles. Part II describes the specific steps signatories should carry to implement the Charter’s provisions. Part III presents the Charter’s 30 articles by areas of competences.
This report examines the wage differential between women and men in Albania. It finds that the gap is due largely to labour market rewards – men being able to charge more, experience loss by women, occupational segregation, lack of child care and part-time work – that disadvantage women and reduce their wages. It notes a reduction in the wage gap from 36 per cent in 2005 to 17.63 per cent in 2008.