What we do

Moldova is a parliamentary republic of roughly 3.5 million people, landlocked between Romania and Ukraine. As one of the poorest countries in Europe, an estimated half of Moldova’s 1.4 million workforce work abroad, their remittances accounting for at least a quarter of GDP. Learn more

Across Moldova, women are under-represented as voters and in leading positions in the government, politics, business and civil society – despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance. Learn more

Although unemployment is a challenge for both women and men, women in Moldova face specific education and labour market barriers. Persistent patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes limit women’s and girls’ education and employment options. Learn more

Moldova has made international and national commitments to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.  Although it has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Learn more

National plans, policies, institutions and budgets are where governments begin to translate commitments to women into practical steps towards gender equality. Too often, however, they fail to ensure that public services respond to womens needs and priorities. Learn more

In intergovernmental forums at the United Nations, Member States come together to debate and seek agreement on global gender equality norms and standards. Learn more

When different parts of the multilateral system act together, they can deliver greater results—and maximize the use of scarce resources. Within the UN system, UN Women is mandated to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. Learn more