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Roma women discussed about gender equality and the impact of domestic violence in their life

Friday, April 12, 2019

More than 20 Roma women met in Chisinau to discuss about their rights, the equality between women and men, and possible solutions when facing domestic violence. The event was held in the context of celebrating the International Romani Day, that was aknowledged on the 8th of April. More

The leaders of the Women’s Political Club 50/50 are determined to make history

Monday, April 1, 2019

The participants that are determined to make changes in the political life in their localities. Credit: UN Women Moldova. During the event, the women discussed the activities they are going to launch and what is their political course for the nearest future. The project, that is based on equal participation in the decision-making process, has gathered participants that are determined to make changes in the political life in their localities and to motivate other women to get involved in... More

Hundreds of Moldovan school girls, face-to-face with female IT experts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

ATIC organises guidance sessions for girls from secondary schools, high schools and technical colleges from across the country. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ ATIC   New opportunities for girls who want to pursue an IT career. Between March and May 2019, the National Association of Information Technology and Communications Companies (ATIC) organised guidance sessions for girls from secondary schools, high schools and technical colleges from across the country. Young women will have the... More

From online journalism and education to programmers’ community: the stories of women from Moldova who are studying IT

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages are participating in a National IT Training Program. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ ATIC. These are the stories of some of those 1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages who participate in a National IT Training Program, implemented by the Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies, with the support of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and funded by Sweden,... More

Victoria Danila: “A woman brings added value to business because she focuses on social responsibility”

Monday, March 25, 2019

Victoria Danila is a 34-year-old entrepreneur from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, who designs clothes and other products tailored to the needs of premature babies with her brand Davitex Neo. Each is carefully designed in consultation with neonatologists, and with consideration for the medical procedures that these babies must endure. She participated in the Start-up Academy, an initiative by Moldovan Association of ICT Companies, in partnership with UN Women, that aims to identify, stimulate and multiply the innovative and business potential of young entrepreneurs from Moldova, with special focus on women in technology. In 2016, Danila gained a patent for her products and won 11 gold medals at international exhibitions. More

A teacher in Moldova learns to lead: “I want to bring the change in the community I was born”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A local teacher in a remote village in Moldova helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating in the UN-Women supported "INSPIR-O!" (Inspire it) Mentorship Programme. More

Op-ed: “Are you ready to join in the global challenge on women’s rights by innovating locally?”

Friday, March 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. More

‘Women 4 Leadership’ Women's Leadership Academy: The launch of the 2019 Training Session

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sixty-five women leaders from various regions of the Republic of Moldova gathered in Chisinau to participate in the roundtable commencing the 2019 training session of the ‘Women 4 Leadership’ Women’s Leadership Academy, being encouraged by project organisers and partners, as well as be the participants from the previous edition, to take full advantage of this opportunity to make their voice heard and their initiatives turned into reality. More

5 ways to combat toxic behavior

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Every day we have the opportunity to become gender equality champions. Whether we use an inclusive language or we care to respect the needs of every person, regardless of sex, these things help us to create an inclusive society, with a place for everyone. At the same time, the way we discuss at work, with our loved ones or the assumptions we make about people we do not yet know can become a means of promoting inequality. More

The “Roma Women in Politics” Programme was launched in Chisinau

Monday, February 18, 2019

15 Roma women from 8 localities from Moldova have participated, for the first time ever, within the capacity building and training program „Roma women in politics”. The program was launched on February 16-17, 2019, at the initiative of UN Women Moldova, in partnership with the National Roma Center. More

1000 Women Turn Their Passion for Codes and Algorithms into Jobs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1000 Women Turn Their Passion for Codes and Algorithms into Jobs More

UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls More

10 myths about violence against women and girls

Thursday, January 24, 2019

On the global level, one in three girls will be affected by violence during her lifetime. In the Republic of Moldova, according to the study “Violence against women in the family” (NBS, 2011), 6 out of 10 women faced psychological, physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners.r 10 myths about violence against women and girls More

The Courage of Those 1,000 Women or Why the Future IT Sector Will be Inflected for Feminine

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

They come from different fields and are of different ages, but they all have taken the same firm decision – to radically change their careers, learning a new profession from scratch. And not just any profession, but that of the future, demanded on the labour market and well paid, that was reserved, until recently, only for men. An ‘army’ of 1,000 women equipped with a mouse and a keyboard has declared `a war` against the stereotypes and is about to change the IT image in Moldova for good. More

UN Women Launches a Political Training Program for Women with Disabilities!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The program, which will take place between January and August 2019, consists of three training modules and aims at training women with disabilities from different communities in Moldova to run for positions in local councils and preparing them to face the challenges of such an activity. ‘For now, we have no data on the number of women with disabilities who stood so far for local elections or on how many women won a position in local councils. This is why we decided to launch the political training program for women with disabilities. In all areas of life, women are not represented to the same extent as men. We want therefore to show that we have a lot of capable, independent, free women who are brave and can make decisions, and that they must be supported to enter those areas where they aren’t present’, said Elena Ratoi, UN Women Program Officer. More

Moldovan Journalists Learned more about Swedish Organisations’ Best Practices in Promoting Gender Equality

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Seven journalists from print, online and audiovisual media outlets, finalists of the ‘Click for Gender Equality’ Media Program participated in a study visit to Stockholm, Sweden. For four days, participants visited international organisations, media institutions and non-governmental organisations that promote gender equality. More

“LIBERĂ”, a theater performance about prejudices and stereotypes, played in Chisinau, Moldova

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Over 700 people have attended the premiere of the theater performance „LIBERĂ” (“Free” - from Romanian), directed by Ianoș Petrașcu, at the National Philharmonic Hall in Chisinau, Moldova. The performance addresses the issue of violence against women and its repercussions on the future generation. It’s a play about patterns, written and unwritten laws of life. It is the story of a teenage girl, who faces gender stereotypes and her tumultuous path towards achieving her dream. More

The best media professionals who promote gender equality have been awarded

Friday, November 30, 2018

UN Women Moldova and the Association of Independent Press (API) have awarded journalists who address gender issues professionally. The award ceremony took place within the Media Forum 2018, organized during 29-30 November. More

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

Sunday, November 25, 2018

To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. More

[Op-Ed] “Women survivors of violence are not only the victims. They possess solutions to this aggravated form of human rights violation”

Sunday, November 25, 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 aggravate 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. More

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