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”.
Young people from Rusestii Noi volunteer to raise funds for a cleaner village
Jan 14, 2017
Young people from Rusestii Noi organized a snow-clearing event and shoveled the snow in 20 households of older and lonely persons. The local campaign „LA URAT PE CURAT” (CAROLING IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT) provides an opportunity to encourage native persons who migrated to donate for the purchase of a tractor for garbage disposal, snow clearing and road maintenance in their village.
Interactive Map: What are top five issues raised by women at national forums with MPs?
Jan 3, 2017
Main results and impact of 15 national parliamentary forums "Dialogue with citizens", which served as a platform for discussion between women from vulnerable groups (women from ethnic minorities, women with disabilities, rural women with low incomes, elderly women, single mothers, etc.) and members of the Parliament, are now illustrated in an interactive map.
An innovative model of rural development is implemented in Gagauzia and Taraclia with the support of the European Union
Dec 19, 2016
The EU Leader approach, used for more than 20 years as an efficient rural development tool in many European countries – is being applied in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia. The piloting of this approach is carried out with the financial support of the European Union, in the framework of “Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia” (SARD) Programme.
Women’s political participation gains momentum in Moldova
Sep 29, 2016
“At university when I presented myself as a Roma, my colleagues’ facial expressions changed. One teacher even asked, why I had come to the university instead of getting married, as Roma girls do,” says Diana Leahu, a 20-year-old Roma woman from Orhei, a city 48 km north of Moldova’s capital Chișinău.
Maintaining the Momentum: Building on Year One of the SDGs
Sep 21, 2016
One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the world and its people. The plan—the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, offers a better future for billions of people around the world and for our planet as a whole.
Women from Moldova work shoulder-to-shoulder for a better life of the people
Aug 25, 2016
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.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics
Aug 16, 2016
New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media.
A call to empower youth
Aug 12, 2016
The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line.
More protection from violence! Moldova’s Parliament modified 11 laws to improve prevention and protection from violence
Aug 8, 2016
On 28 of July 2016, The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova approved the amendments to the law on domestic violence and 11 other laws and codes to align Moldovan legislation to international norms.
Refugees and migrants: a crisis of solidarity
May 5, 2016
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.
Who should lead the United Nations?
Apr 11, 2016
This year, the United Nations will choose its next Secretary-General. We need the best possible candidate for the job.
An Agenda for Humanity
Feb 25, 2016
More people desperately need humanitarian assistance than at any time since the founding of the United Nations. More warring parties are brazenly violating international humanitarian law. More resources than ever are needed to meet sharply escalating humanitarian needs. Yet we face the largest-ever funding shortfalls.