Operation 1325

PROJECTS IN

ALBANIA

In Albania, the Constitution protects the equal rights of men and women, but in practice women’s influence is much lower than men’s. Discrimination against women, as well as violence against women, are also common phenomena.

However, gender equality in Albania is on the rise and women’s influence in society has increased in recent years. Civil society is an important actor in the work for a more equal society and continues to fight to increase the influence and power of Albanian women.

IN RECENT YEARS

Our last project in Albania was Media Women’s Rights and Security in Times of Peace, which ended in 2018 and aimed to improve cooperation between media and women’s rights organisations to strengthen the women, peace and security agenda.

We are constantly on the lookout for new collaborations in the field of women, peace and security in Albania.

PROJECTS IN ALBANIA

2016 - 2018: Media, Women's Rights and Security in Times of Peace

The project was implemented in Albania with the aim of improving cooperation between the media and women’s rights organisations to strengthen the women, peace and security agenda. In addition to knowledge about women’s rights and UNSC Resolution 1325, participants have gained new meeting forums, opportunities to influence and critically report through the media.   

Project: Media, Women’s rights and Security in Times of Peace  

Country: Albania  

Partner organisation: Association of Women with Social Problems (AWSP)  

Donor: Swedish Institute   

Project period: 2014-2016  

Purpose: To explore common points of contact between women’s rights organisations and journalists, and to use existing networks and opportunities for interaction to strengthen the women’s rights, peace and security agenda.   

Target group: Participants from civil society organisations and media.   

How: Capacity building workshops were initially held to increase knowledge of UNSC Resolution 1325 in the Albanian context. Then, interactive workshops and discussion sessions were held with participants on possible ways forward for UNSC Resolution 1325 and tools to strengthen its implementation. Participants from the two sectors, civil society and media, identified what needs to be done in these sectors in an ‘Action Plan’. This included, for example, making the resolution more known and accessible through radio programmes with young people, writing articles with statistics and bringing the resolution to life through reality-based story telling.   

Results: Media and women’s networks have increased their knowledge of UNSC Resolution 1325 and have had the opportunity to meet, network and discuss issues related to women, peace and security. Journalists have strengthened their capacity to critically report on the implementation of the resolution in Albania. In the long run, this may lead to a higher visibility of the women, peace and security agenda in the Albanian media and a higher awareness of UNSC Resolution 1325.   

Publication: Women Count Albania 2017

OTHER PROJECTS IN ALBANIA

2017: WOMEN COUNT

The UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted in 2000 and is binding on all UN member states. Despite this, a lot of work still needs to be done before it can be said that the resolution has been implemented worldwide. Women are still underrepresented in governments and peace negotiations, still exposed to sexual violence in conflict situations, and the security of girls and women is still regarded as a women’s issue rather than a security issue.

This is a report on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Albania. Read the whole report below.

Women Count Albania 2017

OPERATION 1325 & ALBANIA

Here’s a video we’ve produced to give those of you who don’t know about Operation 1325 a little insight into who we are and what we do. We are very happy that our heroine Dr. Louise Olsson, Senior Researcher in Women, Peace and Security at the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo, is joining us with her expertise and solid knowledge!

This video has been produced with financial support from Sida through ForumCiv. Neither Sida nor ForumCiv has been involved in the production of this video and is not responsible for the content of the episodes or the opinions expressed.

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS we have worked with 

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WITH SOCIAL PROBLEMS

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OPERATION 1325 WAS FOUNDED IN 2003 AS AN UMBRELLA ORGANISATION COMPOSED OF SWEDISH PEACE AND WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS.

Operation 1325 operates in partnership with peace and women's organisations from across the globe to make United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, a reality.