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2021 was a difficult and demanding year. The COVID-19 Pandemic was and still is a crucial factor in disrupting everyone’s lives, but with a disproportionate impact on women and girls. The rise of cases of domestic violence that they have faced due to lockdowns all over the world, tell us a story of an ongoing discrimination and overlooking of their condition and struggles. We need, thus, urgent actions. This year, within the campaign, UN Women advocates for eliminating violence against women now! Engaging men is a prerequisite for...
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Anastasia actively participates in training sessions and mentorship programmes to receive more information on topics she is interested in, then disseminating it in her community. „I am an environmental activist but gender equality and combating violence against women are very important for me as well. I am currently working on ellaborating a podcast covering human rights, which will also target such topics as violence against women, sexism, gender equality ”, the activist says. ...
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Catalin Tcaciuc and Diana are involved in the implementation of the information project for young generations on violence against women, causes of this phenomenon, as well as its long-term consequences and negative effects. The project has been implemented in a mixed format, both in Chisinau and in other regions of the country, focusing on a creative approach, facilitating the participation of other people of the same age in photography contests or cinema evenings, which put at the forefront violence against women and girls.
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Cornel Brad, a Romanian photographer and author of the book ‘Oameni. Putere. România’ [‘People. Power. Romania’] counselled the young people about shooting professional portraits that conveyed the idea of equality. ‘Young people are great for doing photography because they are fast learners. We also get to learn from them about the aspirations of a new generation’, said Cornel Brad. ‘I am happy for you. I hope that you understand how valuable...
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„Activism is a big part of my life. It involves the organisation I have founded, Feminismd, as well as other projects and events organised by our team. The project started in August 2020. Innitially, I intended to create a blog but I received a lot of messages from girls saying that they wanted to join the team, to help promote feminism and gender equality. I launched an application period, expecting to see 10 – 15 interested people, in order to subsequently choose several people to...
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2021 was marked by an important step for the Republic of Moldova towards the elimination of gender-based violence via the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The ratification of the Istanbul Convention represents a big progress in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which intensified cases of violence against girls and women, especially domestic violence, highlighting the need for firm and immediate actions. Thus, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence...
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Credit: UN Women Moldova The aim of the event was to make heard voices and perspectives of women survivors of gender-based violence. The event brought together the representatives of the Parliament, Government, civil society and development partners with women survivors of violence, to jointly call for the elimination of gender-based violence. The survivors of violence have started the dialogue , being key-speakers, illustrating the courage of a big number of women who have experienced...
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UN Women Moldova and Premier Energy decided to collaborate in achieving two common objectives: awareness raising on the necessity of eliminating gender-based violence, and promoting gender equality at community level. This partnership will continue for a period of one year, starting with an extensive campaign promoting the elimination of gender-based violence. One of the first activities to be implemented is a wide distribution of messages encouraging people facing violence or those who know...
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The study „Childcare, women’s employment and COVID-19 impact in Moldova” conducted by UN Women Moldova, in collaboration with UNECE, with financial support from Sweden, was launched in Chisinau, at the beginning of this week.
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Photo: Stela Donțu/UN Women Moldova Raisa Buga is a teacher of geography and the principal of the lyceum Dimitrie Cantemir from Cornesti town, Ungheni district. Being a resident of Cornesti village, she has been working as a teacher for 32 years, always trying to promote gender equality in her community, educating several generations in the spirit of equality and mutual respect. The EVA project – Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts, funded by the European...
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“I think my passion for STEM started from my interest. My favourite subject is physics, although I have always liked chemistry problems, and last year I started writing algorithms! These three subjects seem to be totally different but everything is interconnected, and they complement each other!,” she says. Ana is also a young activist who promotes gender equality. The field she is interested in, although already more inclusive for girls, is still predominantly masculine. She...
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Gabriela Mogildan UN Women Volunteer. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ Stela Dontu. „I think we have just started making certain steps towards equality. I always encountered different challenges. I was always outraged to hear that women and girls can not do certain things, wear whatever they want or say whatever they want. I was happy to find out about this volunteer opportunity because I realised that I would be able to promote gender equality in Moldova”, Gabriela says .  She...
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Within the programme, which is launched for the third time, the participants will follow their entrepreneurship ambitions, as well as learn from experts, from different fields, how to launch and run their own businesses. Within 6 weeks of discussions and workshops, women and girls will share their experiences, coming up with new business ideas, which will become new business patterns, being subsequently presented to the investors. This will help the participants create long-lasting...
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Caption Text M.A.D.E. Theater continues the National Tour with the play “LIBERĂ” in 12 settlements across Cahul and Ungheni districts as part of EVA Project — Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts, funded by European Union and implemented by UN Women Moldova in partnership with UNICEF. “LIBERĂ” is a documentary play about gender stereotypes and prejudices and addresses the issue of violence against women and its repercussions on the...
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On September 7th 2021, UN Women Moldova and the Organisation for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development (ODIMM) have signed a collaboration agreement in order to support women who already have or intend to launch their own businesses. According to the agreement, women will be supported both in launching and developing their businesses, as well as in creating long-lasting relationships among businesswomen and service providers both from rural and urban areas.
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Representatives of 17 civil society organisations who received grants amounting to 10 000 USD participated at the ceremony. The beneficiary organisations have been selected within a small grants competition launched by UN Women Moldova for civil society organisations in the field of elimination of violence against women and girls, and women in leadership and governance. The grants are intended to bring a transformative change to the CSOs that will be supported to develop gender-sensitive...
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The mathematical olympiad medalist Adelina Andrei: it is very important to contribute to the empowerment of women and girls by example
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During the event, Memorandums of Cooperation were officially signed with local public authorities from  Pelinei, Cucoara, Alexanderfeld, Vadul lui Isac, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Baurci-Moldoveni from Cahul district and Cornești village, Cornești town, Costuleni, Sculeni, Teșcureni, Valea Mare from Ungheni district. The mayors of these settlements, future gender equality champions, received sets of IT equipment consisting of a laptop, a docking station to connect to large...
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Murals and graffiti dedicated to gender equality and fighting violence against girls and women were made in Alexanderfeld, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Andrușul de Jos, Cucoara, Larga Nouă, Pelinei, Slobozia Mare, Vadul lui Isac and Văleni from Cahul district and Cornești town and villages of Cornești, Costuleni, Rădenii Vechi, Teșcureni, communes of Măcărești, Mănoilești, Pîrlița and Sculeni from Ungheni district.
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On the eve of the International Youth Day, two young women entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova spoke to UN Women about how they managed to start and run their businesses, promoting local, healthy products.