Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :21 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 8.2 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 1.3 % (3)

Child Marriage :11.8 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :42 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :25 (6)

Albania Search Data

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National Action Plan for Combating Trafficking in Persons 2018-2020

Albania | 2018 | 2020

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Law no.22/2018 "On Social Housing"

Albania | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Joint Directive No. 912 “Procedures and the Model of the Order for Preliminary Measures of Emergent Protection”

Albania | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Law no. 47/2018: Measures against Violence in Family Relations

Albania | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Crisis Management Center for Sexual Violence Cases (Lilium Center)

Albania | 2018

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Study: Violence in Intimate Relationships among Adolescence in Albania

Albania | 2017 | 2018

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Resolution: Punishing Violence against Women and Girls and Increasing the Effectiveness of Legal Mechanisms for its Prevention

Albania | 2017

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Coordination Office against Domestic Violence

Albania | 2017

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Strategy on Gender Equality and its Action Plan 2016-2020

Albania | 2016 | 2020

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Counselling Line for Victims of Domestic Violence

Albania | 2016

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18-74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: INSTAT (2019). 2018 National Population Survey: Violence Against Women and Girls in Albania.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: INSTAT (2019). 2018 National Population Survey: Violence Against Women and Girls in Albania.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime since age 15. Source: INSTAT (2019). 2018 National Population Survey: Violence Against Women and Girls in Albania.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2020.


(6) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.