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Since UN Women, through its mandate, promotes the “Women, Peace and Security” Agenda and encourages women’s participation in decision-making processes, we spoke to Jana Costachi on the International Day of Peace about her experience supporting refugees and peacekeeping processes.
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Young people are agents of change, and UN Women encourages their engagement in actions aimed at promoting the importance and need to achieve gender equality.
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An event dedicated to the Istanbul Convention took place at the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Entitled „Joint dialogue – Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence from ratification to implementation”, it was organised on the platform of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration in collaboration with UN Women Moldova, National Coalition „Life without Domestic Violence” and with financial support from Sweden.
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Yaroslav, 19, is a young man from Odessa who fled to the Republic of Moldova at the beginning of March 2022, together with his family. He is passionate about music, computers and accounting. The young musician has had an atypical development and multiple forms of disability, and the bombing and stress caused by the war has dramatically undermined his health. Before the war, thanks to therapy, Yaroslav was able to walk on his own, with a little help. Now, he uses a wheelchair again.
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Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Moldova and Poland have received the highest number of refugees. As of 22 April, about 91 thousand Ukrainian refugees are residing across the different regions of Moldova. UN Women has been working with partners to gather, analyse and disseminate data to illustrate the differential and disproportionate impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on women and girls.
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The ‘Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts’ project was launched with the support of UN Women and is implemented by ‘Artemida’ NGO from Drochia aiming to develop assistance and counselling service for victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence (assistance for victims of violence) in Cahul and Ungheni districts.

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As of 22 March 2022, there were 97.057 refugees from Ukraine in Moldova, most being women and children. This is also the case of an extended family of 12 members of the Roma community who were forced to flee their homes in the village of Arbuzinka, Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine, to seek safety, protection, and assistance in the Republic of Moldova.
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Doina Gherman: I am proud that the Republic of Moldova has become the thirty fifth state in the world, which found the courage and sided with all victims of domestic violence
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Developing and launching informative campaigns aiming at ensuring that each person is aware of how abusive behaviours manifest themselves and how to report them, represent an important step towards preventing this phenomenon. At the same time, it is an important step towards learning how to behave in case we become survivors or witnesses of such abusive situations. As Sexual Awareness Month is marked worldwide annually in April, this year, we reiterate the necessity of recognizing abusive...
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The United Nations in Moldova in partnership with Public Authorities, the International Community and the Civil Society is joining the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign that marks the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020) under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!".
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Violence against women is a structural and global phenomenon that does not know social, economic or national boundaries. It is a serious human rights violation, which remains largely unsanctioned. In 2011, the Council of Europe adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).
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Ianos Petrascu’s road to the world of art started from the dream to become an artist, to the opportunity to teach others the profession of acting and directing and to finally set up his own theater, different from those the audience was accustomed to so far. ‘ In fact, I liked everything that happened on the stage since early childhood, and, as any adolescent or young man, I had a dream – to become an artist. There were very few ways that could have led me to the stage, one...
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Budescu Aliona, Perju Alina and Stavila Rima are three of the women who decided to get involved more actively in the political life of their localities. During the event organised in Cociulia village from Cantemir district, the women presented their political objectives, the reason they wanted to get the positions they have chosen, but also how they intended to further develop their villages. Budescu Aliona, who lives in Larguta village, Cantemir district, is involved in a number of cultural...
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They are determined and know that they can influence the political life in their hometowns or the villages where they live. We’re speaking about four participants in the Civic and Political Capacity Building Program for women with disabilities who decided to run in local elections in 2019.
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For the first time, eight of the participants in the ‘Roma Women in Politics’ Program paid an information visit to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. The women visited the Parliament Museum, the plenary hall, and discussed with the first Roma MP in the history of Moldova, Radu Marian.
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A new group of women leaders participate in the second edition of the Leadership Academy
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The participants that are determined to make changes in the political life in their localities. Credit: UN Women Moldova. During the event, the women discussed the activities they are going to launch and what is their political course for the nearest future. The project, that is based on equal participation in the decision-making process, has gathered participants that are determined to make changes in the political life in their localities and to motivate other women to get involved in...
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Sixty-five women leaders from various regions of the Republic of Moldova gathered in Chisinau to participate in the roundtable commencing the 2019 training session of the ‘Women 4 Leadership’ Women’s Leadership Academy, being encouraged by project organisers and partners, as well as be the participants from the previous edition, to take full advantage of this opportunity to make their voice heard and their initiatives turned into reality.
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15 Roma women from 8 localities from Moldova have participated, for the first time ever, within the capacity building and training program „Roma women in politics”. The program was launched on February 16-17, 2019, at the initiative of UN Women Moldova, in partnership with the National Roma Center.
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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...