For the first time, women from Gagauzia region who suffer from violence could benefit from shelter and assistance in a centre that will be functional by the end of 2019. The staff of the centre will provide psychological counselling, as well as social and legal support. Women will also be advised how to find a job or start a business. The initiative is part of a project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, with funding from the Republic of Korea.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Austrian Development Agency provide non-reimbursable financial support and technical assistance for the establishment of precipitation water accumulation basins in the rural localities of Cantemir, Criuleni, Hincesti, Leova and Ungheni districts.
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.
Three stars of luck and a tree of life – the symbol of eternal youth and life without death. This is how the traditional “ia” (shirt) looks like, sewn and worn by women from the Vadul-Rascov village, Soldanesti district, since the early XIX century.
A family gave up their city life with all its facilities and moved to the countryside, where they
started a business in sheep-breeding. Two years ago, thanks to an EU grant, the young people
modernized the production process. The grant was provided within the framework of the EU „Confidence Building Measures” Programme, funded by the European Union and implemented
by the UNDP.