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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

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

Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics

20 June 2016

New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media. More

Photo contest in Moldova explores perceptions of gender equality

27 May 2016

“Equality through lenses – Women and men” photo exhibits, seen by over 15,000, aims to raise awareness of gender equality among the youth. More

From where I stand: Laura Bosnea

08 March 2016

Laura Bosnea, 28, was elected to the local council in Râșcani City in 2015, as one of the first Roma women local councillors in Moldova. More

International Women's Day 2016

29 February 2016

Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

Regional gathering helps foster women’s solidarity in their push for peace in Europe and Central Asia

15 February 2016

UN Women convenes government representatives, civil society activists and international institutions in Istanbul to increase regional cooperation for women’s participation in peace and security, and to end gender discrimination More

Social media brings Moldova’s women MPs closer to voters

03 February 2016

Women politicians in Moldova improve their social media skills and presence to put them in closer touch with their constituents – and increase the impact of their gender-positive messaging. More

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