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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
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outcome ALB_D_1.3XM-DAC-41146-ALB_D_1.3

By 2026, all persons contribute to, gender-responsive governance that strengthens equality and non-discrimination, promotes women’s empowerment and human rights, and reduces violence against women and children (UNSDCF C2).

Outcome details
SDG slignment
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
Impact areas
Impact areas
Governance and participation in public life
Impact areas
Ending violence against women
Organizational outputs
Organizational outputs
Norms, laws, policies and institutions
Organizational outputs
Financing for gender equality
Organizational outputs
Women’s voice, leadership and agency
Policy marker GENDER EQUALITY
Humanitarian scope No
UN system function Advocacy, communications and social mobilization Capacity development and technical assistance Direct support and service delivery Integrated policy advice and thought leadership Intergovernmental Normative Support Support functions
Outcome Description

Transparent and accountable institutions, delivering quality, inclusive services, enabling rule of law and increased access to justice, and implementing human rights commitments.

UN Partners
UN Partner
UNAIDS
UN Partner
UNDP
UN Partner
UNFPA
UN Partner
UNICEF
Resources
$1.26 M Planned Budget
$1.05 M Actual Budget
$1.26 M Planned Budget
$1.05 M Actual Budget and Shortfall
$1.04 M Expenses
Funding Partners Regular Resources (Core): Other Resources (Non-Core)/ Funding Partners: Total Other Resources (Non-Core) $1,011,784
Outcome Indicator and Results Plan Period : 2022-2026
OUTCOME ALB_D_1.3

By 2026, all persons contribute to, gender-responsive governance that strengthens equality and non-discrimination, promotes women’s empowerment and human rights, and reduces violence against women and children (UNSDCF C2).

ALB_D_1.3A
Proportion of women aged 18-74 years subjected to i) intimate partner domestic violence; ii) non-partner violence; iii) sexual harassment in the previous 12 months (CF indicator)
2022 Result i) 33.7; ii) 2.4; iii)8.5
2018
Baseline
i) 33.7 ii) 2.4 iii) 8.5 i) 33.7 ii) 2.4 iii) 8.5
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
i) 33.7; ii) 2.4; iii)8.5 i) 33.7; ii) 2.4; iii)8.5
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2026
Target
i) 32 ii) 2 iii) 8 i) 32 ii) 2 iii) 8
Result
- -
ALB_D_1.3B
Level of implementation of accepted recommendations from the UPR and human rights treaty bodies (Rating 4-point scale: 4. Fully implemented; 3. Partially; 2. Inadequately; 1. Not/Poorly implemented) (UNSDCF C1/c)
2022 Result 3
2018
Baseline
3 3
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
3 3
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
3 3
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
4 4
Result
- -
2026
Target
4 4
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.4
Number of laws that were adopted, revised or repealed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
2022 Result 0
2021
Baseline
34 34
2022
Milestone
0 0
Result
0 0
2023
Milestone
0 0
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.5
Number of national and/or local (multi) sectoral strategies, policies and/or action plans that are adopted with a focus on gender equality (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result 5
2021
Baseline
6 6
2022
Milestone
4 4
Result
5 5
2023
Milestone
2 2
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.7
Number of adopted National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security with monitoring indicators (CO)
2022 Result False
2021
Baseline
Yes Yes
2022
Milestone
No No
Result
False False
2023
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2026
Target
1 1
Result
- -
SP_D_0.2.1
SDG Indicator 5.c.1: Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations to gender equality and women’s empowerment (Desk Review)
SDG
sdg
Goal 5
2022 Result -
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.2.2
Number of countries that incorporate gender equality targets within national investment and financing frameworks (CO)
2022 Result N/A
2023
Baseline
Yes Yes
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.2.3
Percentage of national budget allocated to gender equality and women’s empowerment out of total budget (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result 9
2021
Baseline
8.9 8.9
2022
Milestone
9 9
Result
9 9
2023
Milestone
9 9
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
9.3 9.3
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
9.6 9.6
Result
- -
2026
Target
10 10
Result
- -
SP_D_0.4.1
Number of countries where there has been an increase in the number of women who access services after experiencing violence or discrimination (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNFPA
2022 Result True
2021
Baseline
No No
2022
Milestone
No No
Result
True True
2023
Milestone
No No
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
No No
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.5.4
Level of influence of civil society organizations working on gender equality and women's empowerment, including women’s organizations, in key normative, policy and peace processes (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 1
2021
Baseline
1 process, level 2 1 process, level 2
2022
Milestone
1 process, level 2 1 process, level 2
Result
1 1
2023
Milestone
2 2
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
3 3
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.6.3
Number of countries demonstrating use of gender statistics, analysis, and policy relevant research (CO, RO, HQ)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result N/A
2023
Baseline
1 1
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
3 3
Result
- -
2025
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2026
Target
- -
Result
- -
Strategic Note Outcome Progress Note Showing data of : 2022

By 2026, all persons contribute to, gender-responsive governance that strengthens equality and non-discrimination, promotes women’s empowerment and human rights, and reduces violence against women and children (UNSDCF C2).

In 2022, significant progress was made towards the achievement of this outcome. At central leve l, 9% of Medium-term Budget Program 2023-2025 specifically support gender equality results. 47 budget programs of 11 ministries and two state institutions were engendered. Public institutions apply a gender-sensitive approach in their policies in a more regular way, which are better aligned with international standards and the EU gender equality acquis communautaire . Four budget standard instructions issued by the Ministry of Finance and Economy contain gender responsive budgeting (GRB) as part of the budget implementation and for the first time a Gender Budget Statement is officially attached to the draft budget. GRB remained central to the overall planning and design of the state budget, including through the integration of key gender performance indicators in the Albanian Finance Management Information System (AFMIS). UN Women contributed to these efforts thanks to its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Institute of Statistics and other line ministries, providing continued assistance and mentoring on gender mainstreaming and GRB. The Government of Albania was better equipped to mainstream gender equality at central level. UN Women fostered strategic engagement with the newly formed unit of Strategic Programming Directorate of the State Agency for Strategic Programming and Assistance Coordination (SASPAC) and produced five Gender Mainstreaming Guidance Notes (Justice, Anti-Corruption, DRR, Health, ICT and Digitalization) to ensure that future policy, planning and programming documents align with the EU legal and policy framework on gender equality. Technical support on gender mainstreaming was provided to the National Strategy for Development and European Integration (NSDEI III), the draft National Strategy for Youth 2022-2029 and to the National Strategy on Employment and Skills 2023-2030. At local level, tracking of financing for gender equality was introduced for the first time. This exercise revealed that GRB constitutes 12% of local public finances, all 61 Albanian municipalitiesactively use key gender performance indicators in their budget planning and 33 concrete gender-responsive initiatives were budgeted. These results were achieved thanks to UN Women’s support and capacity building efforts at the local level, including expert mentoring and technical support to municipalities' staff and local councils, which aimed to better equip local government institutions with knowledge to apply gender responsive budgeting principles and gender-responsive indicators. Partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Albanian School of Public Administration was essential in systematically integrating GRB to capacity development of local administration. Gender responsive governance at local level was improved. More women and men benefit from gender sensitive policies tailored to their needs thanks to the finalization of Local Gender Action Plans (LGAPs) In 2022, five municipalities (Tirane, Elbasan, Gramsh, Gjirokaster and Durres) developed LGAP 2022 –2024 andadopted by the local municipal councils. The LGAPs make a significant contribution in implementing the EU Charter for Equality between women and men in local life , as well as the relevant provisions in the National Strategy for Gender Equality (2021-2030) . In addition, the municipality of Lushnje signed the European Charter for Equality between women and men in local life. This was achieved thanks to UN Women’s support in provision of technical expertise, support and training throughout the preparation and adoption of the action plans. Over 1,500 women and girls, including those from rural areas and marginalized communities (Roma and Egyptian women, women living with disabilities and women from the LGBTI community from 20 municipalities) accessed improved specialized services for survivors of all forms of violence. This was possible thanks to increased capacities and knowledge of service providers, both public and non-public, which enabled women and girls to access short and medium-term psycho-social and legal counselling as well as long term economic-reintegration. Public service providers from Coordinated Referral Mechanisms, police, healthcare, social services, child support units improved their response and case management to support and reintegrate survivors of violence. In 11 municipalities affected by the 2019 earthquake, the availability of services for women victims of violence increased as women/girls and men/boys in these communities have more information about GBV and reporting mechanisms. 161 women/girls survivors of domestic violence/GBV benefitted from legal assistance orientation and referral services. 566 women survivors of gender-based violence received concrete support through direct and secondary legal aid services, while 123 women Domestic Violence(DV)/GBV survivors were supported by providing psychological services. UN Women contributed to these results by partnering with women's civil society organizations offering direct access to specialized services and legal support to women and girls experiencing violence. Women's CSOs played a key role also in enhancing institutional capacities, knowledge and expertise in implementing the current legal and policy framework to end violence against women and girls. The 2022, UNCT System Wide Action Plan (SWAP) Scorecard annual report revealed that UN Albania improved its score for UNCT SWAP Performance Indicator 5.2 on Gender Mainstreaming Capacities, meaning that UN personnel in Albania has increased skills to mainstream gender equality across projects and programmes. This is particularly important considering that the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) in Albania follows a ‘twin-track’ approach to gender mainstreaming through integrating gender across all CF results as well as through a dedicated outcome level result. The UN Women led Gender Thematic and Results Group (GTRG), arguably the most active coordination group in the UNCT, continued to work through an intense workplan and delivered important results, such as a) the first comprehensive gender equality capacity and learning needs assessment in the context of the UNSDCF (and subsequent capacity development plan), b) a dedicated gender screening tool for UN Joint Programs (JPs), c) substantive engagement with key stakeholders on CEDAW state reporting, as well as joint advocacy. The 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, also coordinated by UN Women through the GTRG, was instrumental in expanding public dialogue around gender-based violence. Several activities took place to promote activism for the elimination of violence against women: a dialogue series with five universities in Tirana mobilized some 200 students, increasing their knowledge and awareness about the impact of violence against women in Albania and promoting youth engagement against violence. The campaign was an opportunity to reinforce the UN-wide commitment to eliminate violence against women, which also figures as a UNSDCF output. The start of the campaign was marked by the signing of the second phase of the JP on EVAW, which will be led by UN Women and implemented jointly with UNDP and UNFPA. The next phase, generously supported by the Government of Sweden, will target all women in Albania, specifically those more at risk of being left behind and will focus more strongly on engaging men and boys and supporting stakeholders at the local level in systematically addressing all forms of VAW, beyond domestic violence. These results were achieved with support Sida, the European Union, and the European Commission. Considering progress made so far, the TOC for this outcome comprises the majority of UN Women’s Albania work and remains relevant.
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