The Position of the Woman from Elbasan in the Family and Society during the Years 1925-1939

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Future of Social Sciences

Year: 2021


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The Position of the Woman from Elbasan in the Family and Society during the Years 1925-1939

Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Rudina Mita



The article aims to reflect the difficult position in which the woman from Elbasan in the family and social life during the years 1925 – 1939. The patriarchal mentality in society and the family was the main influence of this situation. The situation was further aggravated by the low level of education and culture he possessed. Religious norms were also not a good influence on the position of women. The situation of Muslim women was more difficult than that of Orthodox women and the level of education was lower. The drafting and implementation of Government protection policies for women in the country encountered many difficulties. In the region they acted according to the areas: canons, customary norms, spiritual and religious rites. Albanian legislation on women’s rights was incomplete. His power was weak, compared to the influence of the customary, canonical and religious tradition operating in the country. Despite the policies pursued and the measures taken, the situation of women in the family and society did not improve. Present and disturbing in these years were also presented such problems in the family and society as the sale and purchase of women, the infant engagement of girls, the exploitation of women as labor and in the most difficult jobs in the family etc. In these years, steps forward were made, but not sensitive, tangible, and with the same level throughout the region. Methodology: research, comparative and analytical. As literature sources we mention: the archive, the press of the time, and the historiographical sources.

Keywords: sale-purchase; discrimination; illiteracy; emancipation; integration.