In order to obtain the same rights as men, Albanian women take a vow of chastity, a tribal practice that still lives on in mountain communities. Forsaking sex grants women the right to inherit property, smoke in public and travel. In a family without men, a woman can become the head of the household and enjoy the same authority as a man.

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