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The Gender Barometer is the first comprehensive study in Moldova that addresses women's and men's involvement in politics and decision-making. The study was aimed to elucidate gender-specific challenges in politics (the general attitude towards the involvement of men and women in politics, in the life of the political parties, their intention to run, the specific challenges of the candidates, both men and women, in the election process, the activity of the local elected politician), as the decision making process (the level of information on the community development process, the local development priorities, the involvement on different stages of the decision making process). The research was carried out by the Partnership for Development Center, under the UN "Women in politics", program. The program is implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with The East European Foundation and the Partnership for Development Center, with the financial support of the Swedish Government,
Gender responsive budgeting (GRB) means gender mainstreaming in the budget process, which involves regular assessment and analysis of the budget impact on women and men, corroborated by the analysis and adjustment of relevant policies to reduce gender disparities. This type of budgeting promotes greater accountability on the performance of governments in using public resources by purpose in correlation with the needs of beneficiaries, women and men, girls and boys, and applies the gender mainstreaming in all public policies in accordance with international treaties and national development strategies.
The purpose of the profiles is to inform the public, based on evidences/data, about the advantages, capacities and potential that belong to the analyzed groups of women and the contribution they can make to the development, their environments of interaction, the opportunities they benefit from or which they lack, the limitations and the obstacles they face.