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"Empowered women, empowered children" Research - Albania

Press release

The research “Empowered women, empowered children”

Only 1 % of surveyed Albanian women are empowered through all relational factors, and only 6% of the surveyed children achieved well-being through all factors.

18 May 2022 – For the first time in Albania a study is launched focusing on the relationship between socio-demographic and empowering factors of women with the well-being of children in Albania.

According to the results of the research, an empowered mother raises empowered children. This is one of the main findings of the survey conducted by World Vision Albania. As a result, mother’s empowerment is closely related to positive attitudes towards learning and gaining new knowledge. In addition, mothers involved in family decision-making have access to legal aid and manage to protect their children from violence.

The data gathering for this study was conducted in the period May-June 2021. 464 children aged 11-17 years old and 464 women (mothers) aged 35-50 years old in eight cities of the country were part of it. The collection of quantitative and qualitative data was carried out through telephone calls to avoid infection and spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the protocols in power during the period when the data were collected.

Child well-being is essential, therefore investing in mother’s empowerment and addressing issues, including harmful social norms, is a precondition for raising educated, self-confident children and active citizens of tomorrow.