Ten years ago WDN started with a goal of increasing women’s political and civic leadership.
Now, a full and robust network, WDN connects women with each other. Each member comes from different background and has a different story, but they embody many of same qualities; determination, passion, purpose, and a strong voice. Read some of our members' achievements and their commitment to a better world.
Women's unequal political representation remains a problem all over the world, including in Albania. Women constitute approximately 50 percent of the 2.88 million people in Albania, but only 28 percent of Albanian parliamentary seats are held by women.
“Barriers to women's participation in politics are numerous. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multi-party elections and destroying the communist regime in 1991, but women in leadership still face a lot of barriers,” said Blerta Balilaj, the Executive Director of the WDN Albania chapter.