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Gender Equality

Women's rights are human rights

Gender equality is at the very heart of human rights. It is a driver for sustainable development and good governance. To advance human development of societies, it is of vital importance to ensure that women and girls, along with men and boys, are able to fully enjoy their rights and realize their capacities in all spheres of life. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), feature a standalone goal on gender, which encourages the world to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. Goal number five of the SDGs features nine targets.

Combating discrimination and inequality  

Gender equality is at the core of UNDP’s work in Albania. UNDP works with a wide range of partners in government and civil society to integrate gender considerations and expand women’s participation in the development and implementation of inclusive and sustainable development policies and strategies. We advocate for equal rights for women and girls and support initiatives that combat discriminatory practices and challenge the roles and stereotypes that affect inequalities and exclusion.

 

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Women with their children,

have found a safe haven and home at National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victimes of Domestic Abuse. Through cooperation between the Albanian government and UNDP, the Centre offers comfortable services and, above all, a high level of security for the women and children sheltered there.  

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A spectacular gathering of people from all walks of life, witnessed the launch of a campaign which…

The Association of Young Stage Artists staged the theatrical show "When Words Are Missing", which…

Women and men streamed into Durres city center to commemorate International Women’s Day and call for…

A spectacular line up of Albanian artists took the stage on Tuesday, to add their voices and talents…

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Maria and her children are the new comers in the sole state-run National Shelter for Domestic…

Rina spent the last three months of her last pregnancy at a shelter for survivors of domestic…

When Drita, 22, recently arrived at the National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the…

If you want to know how a woman feels when she is being abused, ask Tone. Her story is painful but…

Aida, 34, lives in a typical patriarchal family along with her husband, two children and…

The report “Invisible Violence – An overview on the phenomenon of violence against women and girls…

Gender equality is fundamental to responsive and accountable democratic societies. Women’s…

Gender and corruption in the Albanian Civil Service research report is a result of the joint efforts…

This report summarizes the functioning of the Coordination Mechanism for Referral and Treatment of…

This study examines the decision-making power of councilwomen in Albania

This report on domestic violence in Albania, and is the product of close cooperation between the…

The Publications Office of the European Union has just released an EU-wide survey measuring violence…

This Fact sheet provides a brief overview of the Albania’s gender equality issues in following…

Studimi fokusohet në analizën e pozitës juridike të gruas paditëse në proçesin gjyqësor në rastet e…

‘Fjalë Burri’ is independently developed as one among a set of national initiatives under the…

This study examines the relationship between gender quotas and women’s substantive representation in…

This is a set of standards for the services of the national hotline for victims of domestic…

This is the Annual Report of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination 2014

The study examines public perceptions of gender equality in Albania. Drawing on 450 interviews…

Raporti i Shqipërisë në kuadrin e nismës “Të jesh LGBTI në Evropën Lindore” ofron një pasqyrë të…

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