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“Harnessing the full potential of women and men leads to a substantial economic growth of the country”

Friday, May 25, 2018

Lilia Pascal, Head of Division of policies for ensuring equality between women and men, MoHLSP. Credit: UN Women/ Ramin Mazur  During January - May 2018, UN Women Moldova, together with the Partnership for Development Center and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection (MoHLSP), organized the ‘Support for Gender Coordination Groups’ Program. Implemented with the financial support of the Swedish Government, the program aimed to increase capacities to... More

Moldova and Georgia exchange best practices in implementing the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

Friday, May 25, 2018

Moldova and Georgia exchange best practices in implementing the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security More

[CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST] UN Women Moldova invites to a training of trainers in the area of women in leadership

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Photo: UN Programme "Women in politics"  UN Women Moldova will organize a pilot Training of Trainers to build capacities of women political candidates. Therefore, UN Women is launching a selection procedure targeting trainers and experts on gender equality, elections and women’s political participation working in the Republic of Moldova. The training programme strives to provide three equally important foundations for potential leaders: knowledge, skills and confidence. It... More

Dads from Moldova and Sweden: A photo exhibit that challenges stereotypes, showing men alone with their kids

Monday, April 30, 2018

In Moldova, widespread patriarchal attitudes and gender-based stereotypes perpetuate the idea that women are responsible for child and home care, with fathers expected to be breadwinners. To challenge this widespread notion, the Embassy of Sweden organised in partnership with the UN in Moldova the photo exhibition Dads from Moldova and Sweden. Held in a commercial centre in Chisinau, from 17-30 April 2018, Dads from Moldova and Sweden depicts in compelling images Moldovan and Swedish fathers... More

“Virtual Reality could bring new solutions to issues such as ending violence against women”

Monday, April 30, 2018

Virtual reality applications are popular for 3D games, but more and more they are effectively used to train first responders in emergency situations, medical professionals, aviators, military staff and others. As part of its innovation initiatives, UN Women Moldova are testing the use of virtual reality to train police officers for an efficient response to cases of violence against women. To find out more about the use of virtual reality in solving social issues, we spoke with Bjorn Bakken,... More

[CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST] UN Women Moldova invites to a training on Gender Budget Watchdog reporting

Friday, April 27, 2018

UN Women Moldova invites civil society organizations working in Moldova to participate in the first training program on Gender Budget Watchdog Reporting. More

UN Women Moldova tests virtual reality tools to end violence against women

Friday, April 6, 2018

Maria Scorodinschi, positive champion in combating violence against women, experiencing a virtual reality application. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Marina Vatav Did you know that virtual reality applications are effective training tools especially for response to emergency situations? As part of its innovation initiative, UN Women Moldova tests the use virtual reality tools for police training for effective response to cases of violence against women. This initiative is in partnership with... More

UN Women Moldova awarded 10 women who made history in Moldova

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ludmila Scalinîi, member of the first Parliament of Independent Moldova, signer of the Declaration of Independence was awarded the "Women making history" award by UN Women Moldova 10 women who made history in the Republic of Moldova, and were the “firsts” in male-dominated fields such as politics, sports, military, business, science, engineering, were awarded by UN Women Moldova. 29 March 2018, Chisinau - The award ceremony is the culmination of the “You know you... More

(Video) iZZY iZVNE: “I discovered something unique for myself, something that on one else is doing”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Inna Jeleascova, or iZZY iZVNE, as she likes to be called, is a remarkable artist, who creates graffiti and, more recently, Gothic calligraphy. She is the only artist from the Republic of Moldova to be included in the 2014 edition of the “100 European graffiti artists” book. iZZY iZVNE, graffiti artist. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I am Inna, better known as iZZY iZVNE. I paint graffiti and lately I dedicated myself to calligraphy. In the beginning... More

(Video) Natalia Buza: “I am the first woman deputy chief of a Border Police station and I am proud of it”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Natalia Buza was about to leave the country and build her future somewhere else, but she changed her mind and chose to stay in Moldova and make a career as a border police officer. She was successful in doing so, and became the first woman to hold the position of deputy chief of a Border Police station. Read the last story of the “You know you can”  campaign. Natalia Buza, the first woman deputy chief of a Border Police station. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard... More

(Video) Catinca Mardarovici: “Gender equality means equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities for women and men”

Monday, March 26, 2018

Catinca Mardarovici succeeded in changing not only the perception of gender equality in Moldova, but she has also fought for a more correct legislation regarding women’s rights, thus always being sensitive to injustice. Moreover, she is the first woman, since Moldova’s independence, to establish an organization dedicated to promoting women in politics. See the seventh story of the “You know you can!” campaign. Catinca Mardarovici, activist for women’s rights,... More

(Video) Maria Acbaș: “If someone could succeed at something, you also can!”

Monday, March 26, 2018

She started her career as a school teacher. But, because of low wages in that field, Maria Acba ș from Comrat, a town in the South of Moldova, decided to make a change and ventured into an activity where everyone looked at her with skepticism. Even though, at the beginning, many didn’t take her seriously, Maria Acbaș is now the founder of a dairy factory and of one of the largest cow farms in the South of the country. Here is the eighth story of the “You know you can!”... More

(Video) Svetlana Cojocaru: “I am the first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Svetlana Cojocaru became the first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. She became passionate about mathematics in her school years. Find out bellow the story of our sixth heroine of the “You know you can”  campaign. Svetlana Cojocaru, first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. Photo: UN Women Moldova/ Eduard Bîzgu “I am the director of the Institute of... More

(Video) Alina Radu: “I always knew that I could do only what I believed in”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Alina Radu: “I always knew that I could do only what I believed in” More

(Video) Varvara Duminică: “I am one of the only two Roma women elected as councilors”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The fifth story of the “You know you can” campaign is the story of Varvara Duminică, one of the first two Roma women to hold a leading position within the local administration. It took a big effort to become a local councilor and she is ready to do more for her home village Chetrosu, in the North of Moldova, to become a prosperous village.  Varvara Duminica defied stereotypes and did not give up, even when she did not have the support she was expecting. She succeeded in... More

National Programme for gender equality in peace and security sector was approved

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

National Programme for gender equality in peace and security sector was approved More

(Video) Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara: “I proved that I didn’t win by chance”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The athlete Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara, 25 years old, is the protagonist of our third story of the “You know you can” campaign. She is triple European champion, double world champion and the only athlete in women’s wrestling from the Republic of Moldova who participated at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara. Foto: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I knew that I could reach success and have great results. I am very proud of it. I decided to... More

(Video) Mariana Grama: “I broke the stereotypes and became the first woman to be awarded the Colonel military rank”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The second story of the “You know you can”  campaign is about Mariana Grama, chief of Military Relations J5 Department, Strategic Planning Directorate of the National Army. She is the first woman Colonel in the Ministry of Defense in Moldova. Mariana Grama, the first woman Colonel in the Ministry of Defense in Moldova. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I have always known that I can get good results in anything I do. I am a strong woman. I had many... More

(Video) Ludmila Scalinîi: “The country doesn’t belong only to men, it belongs to men and women”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As part of the “You know you can”  campaign we discussed with a woman who made history in the Republic of Moldova and who continues helping people from different regions of the country. Ludmila Scalinîi was member of the first Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, signer of the Declaration of I ndependence and participant of the Women’s Movement in Moldova. Ludmila Scalinîi, member of the first Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Photo: UN Women... More

Op-ed: Time is now for justice and gender equality

Thursday, March 8, 2018

This year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day comes against a backdrop of unprecedented global mobilization for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women have captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. Through marches of solidarity, powerful statements and viral social media conversations such as the #Metoo, #TimesUp, ‘Ni una menos’, #BalanceTonPorc,... More

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