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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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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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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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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...
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27 active women, 7 localities and 7 community mobilization successful projects. These are the results of the National Mentorship Program for Active Women "INSPIR-O!", that comes to an end after one year. "INSPIR-O!" was held in the localities with zero representation of women in local councils and aimed to strengthen women's leadership skills, and they, in turn, to promote the concept of gender equality in local policies and to implement projects on community mobilization. The Mentorship...
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For the first time in the Republic of Moldova, 40 women with disabilities across Moldova, including from the left bank of the Nistru river, who want to get actively involved in the economic, social and political development of the country, participated in “We Have Abilities - We Want Possibilities!” National Forum.
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Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the most pressing issues challenging women’s rights and their full participation in all spheres of life. They agreed on the need for urgent action to eliminate discrimination and violence against women and improve legislation to fully promote equality between women and men, boys and girls.
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) takes another step towards achieving gender equality and increasing the role of women in its structures with the support of UN Women Moldova.
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The Program for enhancing the political and civic participation of women with disabilities in Moldova "We have abilities, we want possibilities!" was launched, for the first time, in Chisinau. 40 women with disabilities from different regions of the Republic of Moldova, including from ATU of Gagauzia and left bank of Nistru river took part in the first session of the program.
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How do women and men participate in politics and what are the perceptions of society regarding the relations between men and women? These are some of topics addressed today, May 30, during the official launching of the research Gender Barometer. The first comprehensive study of this kind was launched in 2006 and now, ten years apart, it aims to provide insight into how women's and men's involvement in politics and decision-making has changed or not in the last decade and what is the level of acceptance of gender values in the Republic of Moldova.