More and more young men and women across Moldova are choosing to promote human rights, using their skills in various fields of activity. So too did Anastasia Suslov, a young activist who decided to do an internship at UN Women Moldova through the UN’s Diversity Internship Program. We invite you to discover the story of Anastasia.
In an ever-changing world with complex challenges and pressures, mental health has become a topic of vital importance. Laws surrounding the work of psychologists play an essential role in ensuring access to high-quality mental health services, provided by well-trained professionals who comply with ethical standards. In Moldova, a law on this issue, known as the ‘Law on Psychologists,’ was drafted and will soon be submitted for approval to Parliament. In this interview, one of the law’s authors, Liliana Grosu, a Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, discusses the law’s benefits for professionals as well as its future impact on society.
How much does the world care about ending violence against women and girls? We don’t know. What we do know, is that the human cost of violence against women and girls is incalculable.
One in three women experience physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent and pervasive human rights violations. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts and climate change have exacerbated the risks for this violence and generated new threats, amplifying the vulnerability of women and girls.
In the context of the upcoming general local elections in November, UN Women Moldova encourages women from all walks of life to run for elections and become mayors or councillors!