To ensure that the United Nations is accessible to all, UN in Moldova organized, for the fourth year in a row, on 22 May an Open House event. More than 100 people, mostly school and university students, visited the UN House and learned firsthand about the work of the United Nations agencies and projects in Moldova.
More than 130 representatives of district education divisions, school principals and teachers, doctors and adolescent health specialists, students and parents from a number of districts of the country undertook the common commitment to support youth health education and to prevent risky behaviors among adolescents. The subjects were discussed in the first national conference entitled “School-community partnership for promoting youth health education”.
Ana-Maria and Iuliana* are two adolescents who live in two different villages of Moldova. They are of the same age – 17 years old each, but the life of one is very different from the life of the other. Ana-Maria is a youth activist dreaming to pursue education; Iuliana is at home bringing up her one-year-old child, often abused by her partner.
“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. What does this mean to us on the 8th March this year? I would like to share my thoughts on this and how UN Women Moldova’s team is approaching this in our work. We live in the reality of the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world and the need to achieve greater change in the development is highly urgent today.
Victoria Danila is a 34-year-old entrepreneur from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, who designs clothes and other products tailored to the needs of premature babies with her brand Davitex Neo. Each is carefully designed in consultation with neonatologists, and with consideration for the medical procedures that these babies must endure.
A local teacher in a remote village in Moldova helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating in the UN-Women supported "INSPIR-O!" (Inspire it) Mentorship Programme.