Eight villages from Hancesti district connected their schools, kindergartens, and mayoralties to biomass heating systems replacing the gas or coal ones. Two communities succeeded to connect all their public institutions to green energy.
Eliminate barriers to create an inclusive society accessible to all – is the topic addressed by around 100 persons, including nongovernmental organisations, development partners and persons with disabilities within a national conference dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities.
Now I pay more attention to ads and I discover, daily, sexism and stereotypes, including promotion of gender roles. I even have a collection of sexist ads, which now has over 60 sexist ads from Moldova and abroad, identified by me or sent to me by various people. Through my personal Facebook account, I try to inform public opinion about sexism and help people understand what sexist advertising is by showcasing concrete examples.
Ana Statova, a single mother of two, has recently become a local celebrity in the Gagauzia region of Moldova. News about the traditional touristic complex “Gagauz Sofrasi” built in the village of Congaz has traveled fast. Ambitiously named “the biggest village in Europe”, Congaz is proud of the complex reproduces the setting and charm of traditional peasant houses: stoves with heated beds, small wooden windows, small wall-rugs and traditional carpets made of natural wool.
On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert - a red alert for our world. I urge leaders everywhere to make this New Year’s resolution: Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.