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Putting laws into action, police officers respond to violence against women in Moldova

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

With generous funding from the Swedish Government, UN Women has been working with police officers across Moldova for the past two years, to build their knowledge and improve their capacity to respond to domestic violence cases effectively. The programme, titled “Promoting and multiplying good innovative practices in preventing and combating violence against women”, also encourages police officers like Zglavoci to share good practices with their peers and other service providers through trainings and interactive platforms. More

From where I stand: “I am different, but that doesn’t mean that I should be condemned”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Olga Berdeu, 50, is a woman with disabilities from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, who attended UN Women’s "We have abilities, we want possibilities!" initiative, which aims to strengthen the leadership skills of women with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova. The initiative ran from June to October 2017 and was part of the UN “Women in Politics” Programme, financed by the Government of Sweden. More

Press Release: For the first time in Moldova, women with disabilities demand their place in political, economic and social decision-making

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For the first time in the Republic of Moldova, 40 women with disabilities across Moldova, including from the left bank of the Nistru river, who want to get actively involved in the economic, social and political development of the country, participated in “We Have Abilities - We Want Possibilities!” National Forum. More

In the words of Sanja Pejović: “Applying a gender perspective contributes to the success of military operations”

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Captain Sanja Pejović is the highest-ranking woman officer in the Armed Forces of Montenegro (AF MNE). She is deputy chief of the Sub-centre for Peacekeeping Operations, and a gender equality coordinator for AF MNE. Captain Pejović was the first woman officer to serve in AF MNE. She serves as a regional gender trainer, training military personnel from all over the world, and has actively participated in regional and international projects on the inclusion of gender perspectives in security sector reform. Captain Pejović recently spoke at the Regional Conference "Parliamentarians for gender equality and women's empowerment," organized by UN Women, UNDP, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in partnership with the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and with support from the Government of Sweden. More

Press Release: Parliamentarians from Eastern Europe and Central Asia join forces to reduce barriers against women’s participation in public life

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the most pressing issues challenging women’s rights and their full participation in all spheres of life. More

Making the change: Promoting gender equality in Moldova’s media

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Swedish journalists share their experience in promoting gender equality in communications and journalism with local media, students and press officers in Moldova. More

Girls in Moldova hone their STEM skills and take a stand against domestic violence

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

65 girls aged 16 to 20 from 13 regions of Moldova learned web development, robotics, and 3D printing at the third edition of GirlsGoIT summer camp that took place on 21-30 July in Chisinau, Moldova. The participants have also visited several technology companies, such as DAS Solutions, Moldcell, Matrix and Tekwill. Additionally, DAS Solutions offered internships for two summer camp participants. More

Press Release: “We should invest in women and men to be their own liberators,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka concluding her official visit to Moldova

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In conclusion of her first official visit to Moldova, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka held high-level meetings with the President, Prime-Minister and Speaker of the Parliament to discuss and reiterate the importance of continued efforts to enhance policies and legislation to advance gender equality and women’s rights in Moldova. More

UN Women Executive Director visits Moldova

Monday, June 12, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the society to unite for advancing gender equality during her first official visit to the Republic of Moldova on June 11-12. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will celebrate 10 years of cooperation between UN Women (previously as UNIFEM), Republic of Moldova, and the Government of Sweden on promoting gender equality and women’s human rights. 11 June UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with women Members of Parliament.... More

Press Release: “We need people of all ages, genders and backgrounds working together for gender equality,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in Moldova

Monday, June 12, 2017

During her first official visit to the Republic of Moldova, on 11-12 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the Moldovan society to unite for advancing gender equality in the country. More

In Moldova, women survivors rise to break the cycle of violence

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Women who have experienced violence and overcome it, know how to end and prevent it—that’s the premise of UN Women Moldova’s Positive Champions initiative. Using a peer-support model, the initiative has supported 44 women across villages and towns to share their experience and inspire women survivors to break the cycle of violence. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Ukraine and Moldova

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake her first visit to Ukraine and Moldova this week. She will use this opportunity to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment to support both countries in their efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More

Moldovan women now say, “Yes, I code!”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gender stereotypes still dictate and limit women’s career choices In Moldova, as in many other countries. Now, thanks to GirlsGoIT, a UN Women initiative, a digital industry that once largely bypassed women in Moldova, is no longer a missed opportunity for them. More

Moldova’s innovative approach to end violence against women presented at Oxford University

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UN Women presented its experience in eliminating violence against women in Moldova as a case study at Oxford University. Adopting an innovative approach to change behaviors of violence survivors, UN Women managed to considerably increase the number of women who know their rights and request support services. More

From Where I Stand: Victoria Luca

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Victoria overcame prejudices about being a Roma woman and is now a promoter of women’s rights and equality. More

From where I stand: “Fed up with the harassment, I appealed to the media”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tatiana Covalciuc returned to Moldova to start a business, but faced corruption. Today she aims to set up support structures for returning migrants. More

Landfill becomes a forest after woman councillor organises town

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Situated in Rapa lui Visan, an important natural tourist spot in Moldova, Taraclia village put up with an unhealthy landfill – until Pelaghia Traci, a local councillor mentored by a UN Women-supported initiative, got her neighbours to act. More

From where I stand: Maia Țaran

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

With 6 out of 10 women having experienced intimate partner violence, most Moldovans perceive violence against women as an unresolvable issue. Maia Țaran, 38, lives in Firladeni, a village in the south of Moldova. After receiving support from the women’s shelter in Causeni, she became a “positive champion” and is now helping other women survivors to speak out and seek help. More

"My girl is not for sale": Escaping child marriage in Moldova

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Roma family challenges cultural norms by refusing a reparatory marriage. In their community, school drop-out rate is a stagerring record 58 per cent, mainly driven by child/early marriages, unplanned pregnancies and childcare responsibilities. More

Moldova media pledges to promote gender equality

Friday, September 30, 2016

33 Moldovan media outlets commit to promote gender equality and present more balanced coverage of women, particularly of women in politics and women entrepreneurs. More

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