Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest have been awarded for their merits in promotion of gender equality

UN Women Moldova and the Association of Independent Press (API) have awarded journalists who address gender issues professionally. The award ceremony took place within the Media Forum 2019, organized during 4-5 November.

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest, 2019

The winners were selected as a result of a public contest where journalists and photojournalists from the print media, radio, TV, online media submitted their journalistic materials that tackle gender equality issues.

Journalistic materials published during 25 October 2018 – 15 October 2019 were accepted into three categories - print and online media, audio-visual media and photojournalism. The applications were evaluated by a jury of gender equality and media experts and civil society representatives, on the basis of a number of criteria and gender equality principles.  

Doina Stimpovschii, winner of the main prize in the press and online media category

Thus, in the press and online media category, the main prize went to Doina Stimpovschii from media portal, the second place was awarded to Cristina Cucos from, and the third prize was offered to Alina Andronache, author of the video blog “Vlogul unei Mame Feministe”.

In the audio-visual media category (TV and radio), the top media professionals awarded for being sensible to gender equality issues are the following: first place – Olga Stăvilă, journalist on Radio Moldova, second place - Elena Derjanschi, reporter on Prime TV channel and the third place went to Ana Sarbu, reporter on TV8 channel.

Olga Stăvilă, winner of the main prize in the audio-visual category (TV and Radio)

“The first thing that I want to mention is that sexism exists not only in advertising, it also exists in journalistic products as well as in legislation. Today, 14% of women have lower salaries then man and 20,5% of women receive lower pensions compared to men. So, we still do have things to work on. And the second thing I wanted to mention is that even with three kids, a woman still can succeed - said one of the winners, Ms. Olga Stavilă, Radio Moldova.

Read more on UN Women's website for Moldova.