Two girls. Same age. Different opportunities.
Mar 11, 2019
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.
“Are you ready to join in the global challenge on women’s rights by innovating locally?”
Mar 8, 2019
“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.
Victor Izbas, UNDP intern: “The mission of my life is to break down stereotypes”
Mar 4, 2019
Victor Izbas is one of the 8 interns who benefited from the UN Programme for Diversity, third edition.
Young people, especially the first voters, have become informed voters
Feb 22, 2019
More than 30,000 young people participated directly in the information and simulation activities of the electoral processes, organized by 7 non-governmental organizations during 2018. In Chisinau capital city, volunteers from the National Youth Center from Moldova were the ones who distributed information materials and discussed face to face with young people, covering also universities.
Migration on the radar of Moldovan town halls
Feb 18, 2019
If for over two decades local authorities were helplessly observing people leaving home villages and towns to find a better life either outside the country or in other communities of Moldova, now they know they can transform migration into an opportunity for local development. This change of approach was possible for 38 partner communities of the UNDP “Migration and Local Development” Project, funded by the Government of Switzerland.
Peste 63.000 de persoane din Găgăuzia au fost informate despre alegeri, în limba lor
Feb 15, 2019
The electoral education campaign in Gagauzia was conducted by two non-governmental organizations, Comrat Legal Clinic and Media Birlii - Union Media, in partnership with the Central Electoral Commission and the Election Commission in Gagauzia. The NGOs were selected according by competition and benefited from a grant offered by a United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project funded the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Embassy in Chisinau through the Good Governance Fund and the Embassy of Netherlands through the Matra Program.
“Stand up and vote!” or how the Roma community learned more about electoral rights
Jan 20, 2019
What are free and fair elections? What are the voting procedures? Who can run for office? More than 11,000 women, men, young people, elderly, all of them representatives of the Roma community in the Republic of Moldova, received answers to these questions.
Ana, 26 years: “I think that I would have been dead since long ago, if I stayed with him”
Jan 10, 2019
Ana is 26 years old and she succeeded to escape from a marriage in which her life was in danger almost every day. “My ex-husband was telling me every day that he will kill me and bury me in the garden. I was living in permanent fear”. The man would often switch from threatening to actions and would hit her until full distress. He would become even more violent when the woman tried to call for help. “If I did not divorce, I would have been dead since long ago”.
Modern technologies replace outdated medical equipment in the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Medical Service
Dec 4, 2018
Over 11,000 police officers performing their duties benefit from better conditions of diseases’ treatment and control, after endowment of the MAI Medical Service with cutting-edge medical equipment. This was possible thanks to a project implemented by UNDP, from financial resources allocated by the MIA, the MIA Medical Service and UNDP.
World AIDS Day Message 2018 - 1 December 2018
Nov 30, 2018
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day. Thirty years of activism and solidarity under the banner of World AIDS Day. Thirty years of campaigning for universal access to life-saving services to treat and prevent HIV.
“Women survivors of violence are not only the victims. They possess solutions to this aggravated form of human rights violation”
Nov 26, 2018
What do we know about Violence against Women in the world, and in the Moldovan society in particular? How does it actually affect the individuals and families, communities and the country, and the world? What was done and What can we do to stop this aggravated form of women’s human rights violations? These and other questions many individuals and organizations may ask as we approach the 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence.
Cristina, a survivor of domestic violence, is 24 and has never voted before
Nov 6, 2018
At the Maternal Center in Caușeni, Cristina and Dumitru receive medical, psychological and legal support.
Straseni’s pitch to becoming a corruption-free community, showcased at Brussels Side Event
Oct 10, 2018
On 10 October 2018, the mayor of Straseni, Valentina Casian, presented her municipality’s work on promoting integrity and anticorruption at local level at the UNDP side event “Future of cities: transparent and innovative urban development”. The panel discussion took place in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
Bikes bring us closer to men and women from our communities
Oct 4, 2018
Twenty patrol police officers from Cahul and Balti, from which four are women, have learned how to perform efficiently the patrolling functions using a bicycle.
For the first time, inmates from Prison No. 3 from Leova participated in the simulation of the voting process
Sep 19, 2018
For the first time in a Moldovan prison, an electoral education workshop for inmates was conducted.