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International IDEA's Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, presents information on gender equality approaches during the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me” held on 27 May 2023.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Albania addresses gender equality in decision-making beyond gender quotas
International IDEA presented its latest data on gender quotas at the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me”, which focused on developing a stronger commitment for gender equality. The Forum held on 27 May provided a...
Albania: Violence against women in politics - UNDP
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albania: Violence against women in politics
The Study "Violence Against Women in Politics" is commissioned by the UNDP Albania, in partnership with the People's Advocate and the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and it is conducted in the context of the UN Joint Programme "...
A protest with the slogan ‘Solidarity; For Women, With Women’, was organized by human rights groups and activists in 2021 in Tirana. Photo: BIRN
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albanian women in politics still suffering violence, study finds
A study conducted by the UNDP and Albanian partners, published on Wednesday, shows that women in Albanian politics still face routine discrimination, abuse and offensive language. The findings of a study on “Violence against women in politics”,...
A woman looks on as people wave Albanian flags during a Socialist Party election rally in Tirana, Albania April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Florion Goga
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Albania votes in its first female dominated government
PRISTINA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Albania's parliament on Friday voted in the first cabinet to be dominated by women since the multi-party system was introduced 30 years ago. After a parliamentary session which lasted more than 20 hours, Edi Rama was...
Monday, September 09, 2013
Albania’s 2009 Parliamentary Election: Monitoring the Implementation of Gender Quota and Women’s Participation
The 2009 election was the first to take place after the adoption of a quota for women’s participation in political life, and after the revisions to the Electoral Code approved in late 2008. The quota law, “On Equality in Society,” was enacted in...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Albania sets gender precedent in the region
Albania's new government will include six women ministers, representing a drastic change not only in the country, but also setting a positive example in the region. "Having six women in the government is a positive step for Albania and the region...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Arte Dade
Interview with Arta Dade, member of the Parliament of Albania, speaking on the Women Parliamentarians Alliance in Brussels during the Women in Parliament (WIP) Conference, November 2013  
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Open Forum on Women’s Participation in Politics
The Albanian Coalition for Promotion of Women, Youth and Minorities in Politics organized the Open Forum “Local Elections 2007 and Participation of Women and Young Girls in the Political Processes in Albania”. For more information, please visit One...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NDI: Albanian Women Finish Political Leadership School with Chance to Test New Skills in May Elections
Local elections on May 8 in Albania are an opportunity to put more women in public office in a country with one of the lowest percentages of elected women in Europe. That was the message delivered by Jozefina Topalli, Albania's speaker of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Albania: Women candidates missing from elections
Though promising to respect gender equality and political representation, political parties in Albania have neglected calls to include women candidates in the May 8th local elections. In all, only 17 out of the 768 candidates, or 3%, are...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Albania: Women triumphs in Conservative Albanian Backwater
Adelina Farrici, a teacher from Burrelwas, was one of only two women to be elected mayors in local elections held on 8 May in Albania. She received 3,658 votes against 3,119 cast for the incumbent mayor Skender Lleshi.  Her feat was yet more...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Women's caucuses and alliances for sustainable development
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...
Thursday, May 05, 2011
ALBANIA: Local Elections
Albania holds local elections on 8 May 2011. The voters will be electing mayors and local councils in 384 municipalities. The mayors are elected by majority system and the members of the council will be elected by the proportional system. The...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Women Leaders Series: Lajla Pernaska
As part of iKNOW Politics' Women Leaders Series, we asked Lajla Pernaska, Member of Parliament from Albania, how networking has helped her in her political career. Video of iKNOW Politics "Women Leader Series - Spotlight on Lajla...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Albania: Law on Measures Against Violence in Family Relations
This law aims to prevent and reduce domestic violence in all its forms by appropriate legal measures. It also aims to guarantee protection through legal measures to members of the family who are subject to domestic violence, paying particular...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Drafting Gender-Aware Legislation: How to Promote and Protect Gender Equality in CEE and CIS
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to...

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