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This report analyses the peculiarities of sexual violence in the Republic of Moldova by connecting the national legislation in the area of prevention and combating sexual violence (SV) with international standards.
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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. And because violence is not only women’s issue, but of the entire society where this phenomenon exists, in 2019, UN Women Moldova aims to break the most common myths around violence...
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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,
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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.