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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

13 June 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

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

12 June 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

UN Women Executive Director visits Moldova

12 June 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

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

08 June 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

06 June 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!”

27 April 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

19 April 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

08 April 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”

21 February 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

14 December 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

15 November 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

30 September 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

30 September 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

Moldova university's gender-responsive budgeting course is a first in South East Europe

30 September 2016

Academic and gov’t experts say new mandatory gender-responsive budgeting course will make country more competitive internationally and help it promote gender-sensitive policies. More

Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova

26 September 2016

As of 2015, Moldova ranked 64 in terms of women’s representation in the Parliament, with women holding only 22 per cent of seats in the lower house. UN Women-UNDP collaboration with the government and the Parliament contributed towards the adoption of a new law on 14 April, 2016, which for the first time, introduced gender quotas for party list candidates and cabinet nominees. Law No. 71 says that women and men must each make up a minimum of 40 per cent of every political party’s candidates and of cabinet nominees, and amends 15 other national laws. More

Government of Sweden and UN Women sign a new agreement to promote gender equality and women’s human rights in Moldova

26 September 2016

The Government of Sweden grants 2.36 million US Dollars to support the implementation of the UN Women’s Strategic Note for Moldova aiming to continue to empower women in Moldova for the period 2016-2020. More

From where I stand: Ileana Crudu

24 September 2016

When Ileana Crudu, now 19, finished high school in 2016, she had completed one year of training as a participant of GirlsGoIT, a UN Women-supported initiative that breaks down gender stereotypes in the ICT sector. Ileana is now a relentless ambassador encouraging girls to study technology and continues to advocate for girls’ and women’s participation in the ICT sector at the university in The Netherlands where she is studying. More

Moldovan NGOs innovate to stop violence against women

20 September 2016

Small grants from UN Women help organizations trial new ways to eliminate domestic violence in Moldova; innovations include positive champions, speedier justice for child survivors, churches and training police. More

Summer school promotes empowerment of Roma girls in Moldova

24 August 2016

A UN Women-supported summer school teaches Roma women and men about gender equality and their rights, and helps them set up projects to fight gender and ethnic stereotyping. More

Photo essay: Life for Stela Savin, a Roma girl challenging gender stereotypes in Moldova

19 July 2016

Stela Savin attends the eighth grade in central Moldova, and her dream is to become a world boxing champion. She comes from a Roma family where she is the fifth of seven siblings. Her two older sisters had engaged in several sports themselves when they were younger but had to stop when they got married. More

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