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Know your rights! Be protected! Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women – Easy-Read-version of selected articles
This simplified version of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was developed together with survivors of violence from Moldova. The guide contains only some CEDAW articles selected by women survivors of violence and are described from their point of view in order to help other women improve their knowledge and stand for their rights.
In Moldova, violence against women is widespread and systemic phenomenon. According to the research undertaken by the National Bureau of Statistics there are more than 63 percent of women and girls aged 15-65 who have experienced at least one form of violence during their lifetime.
During the period 5 June 2015 – 5 October 2016, the Association of Independent Press (API) has implemented Mass-media institutions support program in ensuring gender equality within the framework of UN Program "Women in Politics”, implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with East Europe Foundation and "Partnership for Development" Centre, financed by the...
The significant progress obtained in addressing the issue of family violence in the Republic of Moldova is a real fact. Nevertheless, a number of legal, institutional, and policy gaps still persist and need to be tackled. In this context, it is very important to have data and evidence on the prevalence of violence against women, the factors determining this phenomenon, as well as the impact of violence on the health and well-being of women and on the family in general.