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Three women mayors from rural Moldova speak about how they gained the trust of their citizens

Thursday, October 15, 2020

On International Day of Rural Women, UN Women Moldova talked to three women mayors of rural Moldova, who broke the gender stereotypes pertaining to women’s leadership, mobilized their communities for prevention and protection from COVID-19 and brought significant changes to the lives of their fellow citizens.

Stereotypes pose obstacles for women who would like to train in martial arts in Moldova

Saturday, October 10, 2020

For International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Moldova spoke to Ana Maria Stratu, a young woman who broke down stereotypes and chose to practice karate. She has great accomplishments and is now training other girls passionate about martial arts.

Press release: Hundreds of women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus demand systemic change to realize women’s rights for an equal future

Monday, October 5, 2020

On 6 October, feminists and women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus are coming together in a virtual consultation to assess the progress achieved towards commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Documentaries feature stories of women with disabilities who made strides in local elections

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In order to share the stories of women with disabilities who run in local elections, about the barriers they faced, as well as about their achievements, and to break down stereotypes regarding the political participation of women from under-represented groups, UN Women Moldova in partnership with "Niste Filme" Production House, and with financial support from Sweden – produced 3 documentaries that tell the story of 3 women candidates with disabilities who ran for the position of local councilor.

In the words of Victor Leca: “We want to have equal rights, be respected and we want everyone to feel comfortable in the world we live in”

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Victor Leca, a 17-year-old vlogger from Chisinau, has acquired in a short time-span more than 70 thousand followers and over 2 million likes on the worldwide popular social network TikTok that also rapidly gains popularity among young people from the Republic of Moldova. In the short videos that Victor is uploading on his TikTok account he tackles matters of feminism, gender equality and tolerance, and is fighting gender stereotypes.

Gender assessments in Europe and Central Asia reveal pandemic’s devastating impact on women

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A survey to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on women’s and men’s lives and livelihoods in ten countries/territories across Europe and Central Asia has revealed dire findings.

UN Women, UNFPA and EU launch ambitious initiative for gender equality in Eastern Partnership

Monday, July 13, 2020

With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries to challenge deeply ingrained gender stereotypes, increase men’s involvement in domestic work and childcare, and engage with potential perpetrators to prevent gender-based violence.

UN military servicewomen from Moldova foster peace and security in Africa

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Four military servicewomen told about their experiences as military peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

UN military servicewomen from Moldova foster peace and security in Africa

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Four military servicewomen told about their experiences as military peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

A survivor of violence in Moldova supports other women in breaking the vicious cycle during the pandemic

Friday, June 5, 2020

After various years of enduring violence by her husband, Rodica Carpenco managed to escape and start a new life with her five children. She talks about how continued isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can be dangerous for women experiencing domestic violence.

UN Women and the Government of Japan gearing up to empower women affected by COVID-19 in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, June 4, 2020

With the contribution of USD 909,091 from the Government of Japan, UN Women in Europe and Central Asia will protect and empower women and girls in marginalized and vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan and Moldova by responding to their urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women confront pandemic-related violence against women across Europe and Central Asia

Monday, June 1, 2020

Both globally and across Europe and Central Asia, home confinement and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated violence against women and girls. In most countries, women’s organizations, hotlines and front-liners have noted sharp increases in calls and reports from locked-down survivors afraid that they have nowhere to turn.

How to reduce gender inequalities in the response to COVID-19 by respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is having a serious impact on people around the world and increasingly affecting Moldova, with the more long-term implications still unknown. Businesses (and through them) their employees, suppliers and customers are also affected, creating a difficult time for many organizations.

Over 50 women leaders from Moldova met online for #DemocracyTalks to share their experiences as front liners

Thursday, May 21, 2020

During an online round table session under the title #DemocracyTalks: “Women’s leadership in pandemic context: a perspective of women leaders at local level”, more than 50 women leaders from across the country discussed a gender-focused response to the COVID-19 crisis and shared their experiences in combating immediate and long-term effects of the pandemic at the grassroots level.

Social workers on the front line of COVID-19 response in Moldova

Monday, May 4, 2020

Regardless of the social, political or health situation, notwithstanding quarantine, the social assistance system must be functional at any time. Social workers and assistants need to be able to fulfill their roles of supporting people in distress, visiting families and people with disabilities and helping all of them to cope with their varied obstacles.

28,000 protective coveralls were provided by Sweden and UN Women Moldova for 3,279 social workers from all over the country

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A second lot of assistance in the form of 28,000 protective coveralls of about $ 174 thousand worth was donated this week to the 36 territorial social assistance structures across the country through the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Moldova with the financial support of Sweden.

UN Women Moldova and Sweden provide personal protection equipment for more than 3,000 social workers across the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

To help alleviate growing supply shortages as Moldova also fights the COVID-19 crisis, UN Women and Sweden joined forces to deliver locally produced masks and disinfectant to 36 territorial structures of social assistance across the country. This contribution, valued at 23,500 USD, complements the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection’s efforts aimed at keeping Moldova’s frontline social workers and their clients safe as they continue to provide critical services to vulnerable people, including those suffering domestic violence.

In response to COVID 19, two UN agencies teamed up to support women affected by gender-based violence

Friday, April 3, 2020

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) with the support of Sweden and together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Republic of Moldova delivered today a lot of essential products for approximately 250 women victims and survivors of violence, including those with children, who are beneficiaries of the assistance centers across the country.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Monday, March 16, 2020

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.

Alina Andronache: Vlogging for gender equality in the Republic of Moldova

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Alina Andronache, an activist and vlogger for gender equality, remembers what started her on the path to a life of activism. Although she was raised in a family where her parents believed in gender equality and gave her the same education as her brother, as Alina grew up she began to understand that society had a different point of view on the matter.

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