Gender Quotas and the Achievement of Gender Equality in Political Parties
Elvina Daja and Jonida Brati
Universiteti "Aleksander Moisiu " Durres
This dissertation focuses on the role of women in society, mainly women in public and political decision-making. The paper refers to the protection of human rights: there are no women's rights but only human rights. The choice of this topic is strongly related to the protection of human rights in general and in particular, all vulnerable and marginalized groups in society. Despite the positive development of the legal framework that regulates women's participation in political life in Albania, the legal concept of equitable representation has not yet become a political culture in our country. Thus, there was a need to analyze and assess the concrete situation of the implementation or incorrect implementation of these rights accepted and implemented de jure but not so respected de facto. In order to confirm whether Albanian women in leading roles have real power or not, during the paper their participation and representation in all levels of the main powers in Albania is evidenced and evaluated in several plans. Gender equitable representation, gender justice and the concept of gender equality are widely accepted by institutions and political actors, as a significant issue, which in terms of importance has become a significant part of Albanian legislation, whether in the framework of fulfilling the obligations of our state as member in international institutions and at the same time as a signatory of the acts adopted by these structures, either in the framework of the approximation of the national legislation with that of the European Union.