“Don’t let the others decide for us”

Project funded by UNIFEM Albania

20 March-30 June 2009

The project influenced in the mobilization of women as a political constituency, getting them engaged as voters and citizens in the elections 2009.

The focus of the project was related to increasing awareness about the legal equality for men and women, to elect and be elected, resulting in more women coming out to vote.

An important issue which was tackled was family voting, increasing awareness to education and women community in the city of Korça and Erseka. Targets considered as a potential risk towards the phenomenon of family voting were identified.

Putting political parties under pressure to implement the quotas and also to make clear what they will do to address gender equality and women’s human rights issues at the local level was another component of the implementation of the project towards the fulfilment of the initial objectives.