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A teacher in Moldova learns to lead, changing her community for the better and inspiring others

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A local teacher in a remote village in Moldova helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating in the UN-Women supported "INSPIR-O!" (Inspire it) Mentorship Programme. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. More

From where I stand: “A woman brings added value to business because she focuses on social responsibility”

Friday, March 1, 2019

Victoria Danila, 34, participated at UN Women’s Start-up Academy in Moldova, financed by Sweden, which aimed to encourage women to become innovative entrepreneurs in technology. More

Opening new opportunities for tech careers for women in Moldova

Thursday, February 7, 2019

More than 1,000 women are learning new skills through an online platform supported by the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies and UN Women, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden. The programme trains young women for ICT careers as front-end developers and technology creators. More

UN Women Launches a Political Training Program for Women with Disabilities!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

UN Women in Moldova has launched an initiative for the civic and political empowerment of women candidates with disabilities ahead of the 2019 local elections, in partnership with the local ‘MOTIVATIE’ Association. More

“LIBERĂ”, a theater performance about prejudices and stereotypes, played in Chisinau, Moldova

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Over 700 people have attended the premiere of the theater performance „LIBERĂ” (“Free” - from Romanian), directed by Ianoș Petrașcu, at the National Philharmonic Hall in Chisinau, Moldova. The performance addresses the issue of violence against women and its repercussions on the future generation. It’s a play about patterns, written and unwritten laws of life. It is the story of a teenage girl, who faces gender stereotypes and her tumultuous path towards achieving her dream. More

From where I stand: “We must fight this perception that what happens in the family remains in the family”

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

For Ina Grădinaru, a psychologist with a women’s centre in Moldova, her work with survivors of violence is much more than a job, it’s a social responsibility and her life mission. For the #HearMeToo campaign, she talks about her work, the persisting challenges and myths that must be broken to end the violence. More

Roundtable Rouses Support for Greater Regional Cooperation on Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Friday, October 26, 2018

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia gathered to share their experiences and challenges with implementing their National Gender Mechanism. This is a key tool to help countries meet their international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). More

From Where I stand: "The concept of gender equality scares people in Moldova"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Valentina Rotari, 23, is pursuing a master’s degree in the Education and Culture department at “Alecu Russo” State University in Balti, a town north of Moldova’s capital, Chisinau. At the end of May, for the first time, Rotari participated in public discussions on gender equality and women's rights, organized by UN Women in Moldova with financial support from the government of Sweden. We talked to her after the event about how her views about gender equality have changed. More

Government and civil society representatives from Moldova and Ukraine visit Georgia to discuss women, peace and security agenda

Friday, May 25, 2018

Government and civil society partners in Georgia hosted their counterparts from Moldova and Ukraine to exchange good practices and lessons learned from the implementation of National Action Plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325) and its subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women in Georgia facilitated the study tour. More

In Moldova, students discuss gender bias, and dare to dream

Thursday, May 24, 2018

UN Women organized events for youth in Moldova to encourage them to challenge gender bias in their daily lives and career choices. More

Press Release: High-level event in Skopje spotlights best practices in the region and the latest global trends for gender budgeting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

UN Women, in partnership with the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, joined forces in organizing a regional conference on gender responsive budgeting More

Moldova honours 10 exceptional trail blazing women

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UN Women in Moldova pays tribute to 10 women who made history for being “first” in predominantly male arenas like politics, sports, military, business, science, and engineering. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, March 8, 2018

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women’s achievements, activism and potential in Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. From important social and digital campaigns, panels, seminars and press conferences to engaging the international community and members states with discussions around gender equality at key international meetings, here are some highlights from the occasion in our region. More

Press Release: Sweden commits to further support for gender equality in Moldova in cooperation with UN Women

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Government of Sweden extended its financial support towards UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova for 2018-2020, to continue advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the country. This extended agreement of SEK 25,8 million (equivalent to USD 3,25 million) is Sweden’s second contribution to UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova More

In the words of Valentina Bodrug-Lungu: “Viewing women primarily through a maternity and family life perspective limits their social and political activism”

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentina Bodrug-Lungu is the vice-president of the Gender Equality Platform in the Republic of Moldova, which is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations that act as a unified voice for the promotion of gender equality in the country. She is also the president and founder of Gender-Centru, a non-governmental organization that carries out projects on gender education, combatting domestic violence and preventing and combating discrimination. She helped develop and promote gender... More

Expert’s take: “Neither men, nor women should be objectified by advertising”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I remember the morning that I received an aggressive message on social media. It was a comment on an article I shared about several Moldovan companies being sanctioned for the first time for using sexist images and text in their advertising. More

Women Survivors of Violence Demand Immediate Actions to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Moldova

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Women survivors of violence and 22 organizations that form the "Life without Domestic Violence” National Coalition made an appeal to public authorities and the society to take immediate actions to combat violence against women. More

Press release: OK Live will feature anonymous streaming in support of global campaign against gender-based violence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls. More

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

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