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 :9.6 % (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 :51 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :62 (6)

Albania Search Data

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Domestic violence in Albania: National population-based Survey 2013

Albania | 2013

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Law No 144 2013 Criminalization of Sexual Violence

Albania | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Law No 143 2013 Legal Aid to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Albania | 2013

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 25 of the Constitution

Albania | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 54 of the Constitution

Albania | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 26 of the Constitution

Albania | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Decision of Council Members (DCM) No. 334 (Domestic Violence Case Referrals)

Albania | 2011

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Prime Minister's Order No 36 (Establishment of the National Centre for Treatment of Victims of Domestic Violence)

Albania | 2011

Type of Measure : Type Of Measures, Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Law on protection from Discrimination

Albania | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


First Shelter for Victims survivors of Domestic Violence

Albania | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

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, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (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 2016.


(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 2016.