On International Roma Day, “Zorale Jiuvlea” brought to the public the stories of inspiring Roma women
Apr 10, 2017
On International Roma Day, 10th of April, at a dedicated event organized by the Bureau of Interethnic Relations together with the Roma Women Platform, UN Women Moldova launched a brochure with 10 stories of successful Roma women from Moldova who overcame barriers and achieved remarkable results.
Moldova’s innovative experience in combating gender-based violence – included as a case study at Oxford University
Mar 24, 2017
UN Women’s experience in eliminating violence against women in Moldova was included as a case study at the renowned University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 37 participants from the Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC) Executive Masters program learned about the situation in Moldova, engaged in a role play to better understand the subject, and came up with their own ideas on how to tackle domestic violence in Moldova.
Students from the Faculty of International Relations found out why women’s participation in peace and security is important
Mar 21, 2017
More than 70 students attended, on Tuesday, February 21, for the first time, a public lecture on women’s participation in peace and security and on what Resolution 1325 entails. Asya Varbanova, the Program Coordinator of the UN Women Moldova (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), gave the lecture.
More Political Clubs, More Women in Leadership Positions
Feb 28, 2017
Other two women’s Political Clubs were launched this February in the districts of Soroca and Orhei. These clubs are not affiliated politically and aim at promoting gender equality in the Republic of Moldova by encouraging the participation of women in the decision-making, political, and public life. They were established with the support of UN Programme “Women in Politics”.
Secretary General Messages
MESSAGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies and sustainable development. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every person. It makes governments responsible for ensuring people can enjoy their inalienable rights and freedoms.
MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Resilience is central to achieving sustainable development. In its pledge to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda embodies a commitment to building the capacities of those who face marginalization and exclusion, in order to reduce their vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks.
MESSAGE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
The world is well on its way to meeting the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to treatment – a number that should grow to more than 30 million by 2020. AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections are declining. There is great hope that the world can deliver on its promise – but much more needs to be done.
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community, particularly affecting those who are most marginalized and vulnerable. Around the world, more than 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lives; 750 million women were married before age 18, and more than 250 million have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.