Harnessing the power of women in the security agenda: Achievements and challenges in mainstreaming and implementation of the women, peace, and security agenda in Albania from the public opinion perspective

This policy paper will provide a helicopter view of Albania’s compliance with the United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”, through the filters of national security agenda and the institutional mainstreaming efforts in this path.

Looking at it through the lenses of the public opinion, this paper will strive to outline a number of features and gender equality mainstreaming trends of the Albanian institutional context, trying to find explanations on the public perceptions and myths. It will attempt to build arguments and conclusions referring to the available data in the security domain, comparing them to the data analysed and decompressed from the Albanian Security Barometer 2022. 

In addition, this policy paper will provide a number of recommendations on how the integration of gender equality principles in the national security agenda could enhance the enactment of certain policies and increase their impact and efficiency.

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