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  • Moldova woman councillor slows traffic and saves lives

    Mar 8, 2017

    Moldova woman councillor slows traffic and saves lives

    After Veronica Spânachi’s husband was killed in a car accident in front of their home, she vowed to make her town’s roads safer so others would not face a similar tragedy. A UN Programme “Women in Politics” supported National Mentorship Programme for Women Councillors, called Inspir-o! helped her to fulfil her vow.

  • The secret of a successful career is to be found in Syslab Center, Comrat

    Mar 6, 2017

    The secret of a successful career is to be found in Syslab Center, Comrat

    One out of ten young people in the Republic of Moldova is unemployed. “This is what official statistics show. In reality, I think their number is much higher. Even the young people who have found a job feel unemployed in a way, as they have to work for a ridiculously low salary and precarious conditions.

  • From where I stand: “Fed up with the harassment, I appealed to the media”

    Feb 28, 2017

    From where I stand: “Fed up with the harassment, I appealed to the media”

    Tatiana Covalciuc returned to Moldova to start a business, but faced corruption. Today she aims to set up support structures for returning migrants. “The local authorities looked at us, as if we were money bags, not people, when my husband and I tried to register our first business in our home town, Soroca, in Moldova. From unsolicited inspections to raids by the police, there were no limits to the corruption.

  • From where I stand: Maia Țaran

    Dec 5, 2016

    From where I stand: Maia Țaran

    Just seeing how he opened the door and threw his boots up in the air, I knew how the rest of the night was going to be like. I hated everyone; I trusted no one. I tried to kill myself three times. My daughter Ana, who was in the third grade asked me, ‘do you think that we are going to be better off if you die?’

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