Women in Albania are women who live in or are from Albania. The first women's association in Albania was founded in In such a traditional society, the women have subordinate roles in Gheg communities that believe in "male predominance". This is despite the arrival of democracy and the adoption of a free market economy in Albania, after the period under the communist Party of Labour. Historically matriarchal, Tosk Albanians , from southern and central Albania have valued equality across gender, religion, and sexuality. Women are expected to be faithful to their husbands, but married Albanian women are considered the property of their male spouses.