Union of Albanian Women

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Union of Albanian Women was an important mass organization in socialist Albania. The union was headed in 1990 by Lumturie Rexha, a member of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania. Its tasks mobilizing the political and social activities of the country's women, handling their ideological training, and leading the campaign for the emancipation of women. This campaign, initiated in 1966 by Hoxha, had considerable success in securing equal social and political rights for women. As part of the campaign, women from the cities were dispatched to rural regions to explain to the party's line on the role of women. By the late-1980s, women accounted for 47 percent of the labor force and about 30 percent of deputies to the People's Assembly. Women held responsible jobs at all levels of government and received equal pay in most jobs.

As with other mass organizations and associations during the time period, it was affiliated with the Democratic Front.

See also[edit]

Urani Rumbo, Albanian feminist of the early 20th century.