Publish Year: 2012
Thematic Area: Local Governance
Language: English
Countries: Albania
Region: Europe and Central Asia
Resource type: Assessments and Analysis
Author Name: Kristin Jacoba Van der Leest, Rezart Xhelo, Dolly Wittberger


The publication “Gender Equality and Local Governance” is a joint collaboration between ADC and UN Women. It summarizes the learning’s that have emerged from several gender-sensitive interventions at local level. The publication brings together concrete experiences obtained in activities implemented by UN Women and the Austrian-funded “Equity in Governance” project (2007-2011). These interventions aimed to address two main questions: How can national gender legislation, national gender policy, and national gender indicators be applied at the local level? And what respective processes do mean in concrete terms for local government units as well as for their citizens?