Y-PEER Moldova, the peer-to-peer education network, launched today the 2016 National Social Theatre Festival. The Festival is organised in partnership with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Moldova.
Migrants originating from 25 localities – the beneficiaries of the Migration and Local Development Project (MiDL) get involved in solving community problems together with the local authorities, as they want better life conditions for those left behind. Hence, it is for the first time, when the Diaspora Days are celebrated in 15 out of 25 target localities of MiDL during August 19-21, 2016.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, the National Youth Council of Moldova, in partnership with UNFPA Moldova, Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic, AIESEC and Rotaract Club, organized the second edition of the Youth Festival.
The European Union will support social-economic development projects of 2.76 million Euro (3 million USD) for the Autonomous Territorial Unit (ATU) Gagauzia and Taraclia. These funds are provided under the project “Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia” (SARD), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) launches the call for applications to be lodged by civil society organizations for participating in activities meant to promote the shadow reports under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism for the Republic of Moldova in November 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.
An online platform for professional guidance and orientation for children and youth – Cariera Mea, was launched. The project is focused on the needs of students between the age of 11 and 18, and is designed to give them the opportunity to take well-informed decisions about their future career path. The portal was developed by MiLab (a joint UNDP Moldova and E-Governance Centre project) and the Republican Children and Youth Center (ARTICO) and a few volunteers. Also, ARTICO committed to take the ownership over the portal and ensure its development in the long run.
Are there in Moldova any villages where people are not leaving? Is there any rural community so popular with youth that it is swarming with playgrounds? It seems that there is at least one: its name is Sauca, in the Ocnita district, located 184 km north of Chisinau. In this village, 35 women mayors at their first or second mandate from the districts of Orhei, Floresti, Donduseni, Anenii Noi, Criuleni or Cimişlia came to visit and learn from a positive success story.
A gender audit which was conducted for the first time in 25 localities in Moldova, 509 women and men learned about gender equality in politics, but also in local government and 59 thematic monthly meetings, attended by 735 women and men. These are the main results of the activities of the Women's Political Club 50/50 from Moldova, which were established in five districts - Briceni, Cahul, Cimislia, Straseni, Telenesti.