• People with special needs want and can work as polling officials Feb 18, 2016

    I could serve as polling official only because of the facilities that exist in this particular electoral bureau premises. It is a community center for children and youth equipped with wheelchair access ramps and bathrooms for people with special needs. It is amazing that nobody realizes that we are just like any other people and we have same physiological and civic needs,” says Igor Mereacre, 46, male, in a wheelchair, President of Association Motivatie.

  • Renewables enhance Moldova’s energy independence Feb 16, 2016

    In less than four years, Moldova, with support from UNDP and the European Union, almost doubled its share of renewable energy to 13 percent. By 2020, the country hopes to increase that production to 17 percent.

  • Cultivating climate resilience in Moldova Jan 18, 2016

    For Vasile Baciu, a farmer from Sadaclia village located in the southern part of the Republic of Moldova, the best part of 2015 was receiving a grant from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria UNDP-supported project to purchase advanced farming equipment and receive training in climate-resilient farming practices.

  • In Moldova, learning to fit in Jan 13, 2016

    Natasha Sharovarova lives with her family in Tiraspol, on the left bank of the Nistru. Her parents call her the “sunny girl”. She has an extra chromosome. When she was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth, the doctors recommended that her parents abandon her.

  • Moldova’s women MPs get closer to the public via social media Jan 4, 2016

    Women lawmakers from Moldova have learned how to turn their events and efforts into valuable brands online, as well as how to build a memorable image. They learned these skills in the "Online communication: Personal branding and online leadership" workshop, the first of its kind in Moldova, held on October 20-21 in Chișinău.

  • Helping patients with disabilities in Moldova fight for their rights Jan 4, 2016

    After a fight with her husband in 2002, Maria* was misdiagnosed and admitted to the psychiatric ward of her local hospital. She appealed several times against hospitalization, requesting to be released. Declared by the state to be unstable and in need of guardian consent, her requests were repeatedly refused. She was also deprived of legal representation and her marriage was subsequently dissolved without her knowledge.