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UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Svetlana Mantea,Moldovan woman councillor challenges gender stereotypes in school
Photo Essay: Moldovan woman councillor challenges gender stereotypes in school "Boys may crochet and girls may do wood work, if this is what they want to do"

Svetlana Mantea is a local councillor and history teacher in Cobâlea, Șoldănești, a village of about 2000 inhabitants, located 120 kilometers north of Moldova`s capital, Chisinau. When her daughters were limited in their educational choices in the same way that she had been as a school girl years earlier, Svetlana decided to look into changing this. More