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Milana Rikanovic: “Rural women and girls are instrumental in building resilience of the Republic of Moldova to the global threats such as climate change”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Since 2008 the International day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15th of October. This year’s theme is “Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience”, which highlights the important role that rural women and girls play in building resilience to face the climate crisis.

Launching of the Guide “Nonsexist language: conceptual benchmarks and practical recommendations”

Monday, October 7, 2019

On October 2, in the premises of the Municipal Library "B.P Hasdeu" was launched the Guide " Nonsexist language: conceptual benchmarks and practical recommendations ", developed by Loreta Handrabura, Alexandra Gherasim and Marin Butuc. The purpose of the event was to provide explanations of why the feminine and masculine forms are needed and can be used for different functions and professions.

UN Women Moldova and the Association of Independent Press (API) announce the second edition of contest for journalists from Moldova

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Deadline for submission of the applications is October 24, 2018. The contest is open to all journalists and photojournalists of print, broadcast and online media outlets registered in the Republic of Moldova, who address topics related to gender equality and/or promotion of women`s rights. Contest categories The contest will have three categories: Print and online media TV/radio broadcasts Photography Each candidate can submit up to three journalistic materials for one or...

UN Women Regional Director calls for inter-generational dialogue in Moldova visit

Friday, September 6, 2019

Beijing+25, youth engagement and domestic violence topped the Moldova visit agenda of Ms. Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, who helped open the first Beijing+25 Sub-Regional Expert Consultation for Eastern Partnership countries and Romania. Held 4-5 September in Chisinau, the Beijing+25 conference assessed how far the implementations of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action from 1995 had come.

Simulation of Public Debates at the ‘Women 4 Leadership’ Academy

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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...

Ianos Petrascu – the stage director who addresses social issues in a different, creative manner

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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...

Meet the women who want to become the voice of people with special needs from the Republic of Moldova

Friday, June 28, 2019

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.

Over 4500 people from Moldova attended the theatre performance about a young woman’s struggles with violence

Monday, May 20, 2019

Viewed by over 4500 spectators and presented in 16 localities from the Republic of Moldova, the theatre performance “Free” has concluded its national tour on the 8th of May, in Rezina city.

Participants in the “Roma Women in Politics” program visited the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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.

UN Women Moldova has concluded the “You can too” campaign

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

During a month, UN Women Moldova presented five exceptional women from the Republic of Moldova, who, despite facing discrimination and violence, were able to overcome the challenges and to inspire other women as well.

A new group of women leaders participate in the second edition of the Leadership Academy

Friday, April 19, 2019

A new group of women leaders participate in the second edition of the Leadership Academy

Roma women discussed about gender equality and the impact of domestic violence in their life

Friday, April 12, 2019

More than 20 Roma women met in Chisinau to discuss about their rights, the equality between women and men, and possible solutions when facing domestic violence. The event was held in the context of celebrating the International Romani Day, that was aknowledged on the 8th of April.

The leaders of the Women’s Political Club 50/50 are determined to make history

Monday, April 1, 2019

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...

Hundreds of Moldovan school girls, face-to-face with female IT experts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

ATIC organises guidance sessions for girls from secondary schools, high schools and technical colleges from across the country. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ ATIC   New opportunities for girls who want to pursue an IT career. Between March and May 2019, the National Association of Information Technology and Communications Companies (ATIC) organised guidance sessions for girls from secondary schools, high schools and technical colleges from across the country. Young women will have the...

From online journalism and education to programmers’ community: the stories of women from Moldova who are studying IT

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages are participating in a National IT Training Program. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ ATIC. These are the stories of some of those 1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages who participate in a National IT Training Program, implemented by the Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies, with the support of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and funded by Sweden,...

Victoria Danila: “A woman brings added value to business because she focuses on social responsibility”

Monday, March 25, 2019

Victoria Danila is a 34-year-old entrepreneur from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, who designs clothes and other products tailored to the needs of premature babies with her brand Davitex Neo. Each is carefully designed in consultation with neonatologists, and with consideration for the medical procedures that these babies must endure. She participated in the Start-up Academy, an initiative by Moldovan Association of ICT Companies, in partnership with UN Women, that aims to identify, stimulate and multiply the innovative and business potential of young entrepreneurs from Moldova, with special focus on women in technology. In 2016, Danila gained a patent for her products and won 11 gold medals at international exhibitions.

A teacher in Moldova learns to lead: “I want to bring the change in the community I was born”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A local teacher in a remote village in Moldova helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating in the UN-Women supported "INSPIR-O!" (Inspire it) Mentorship Programme.

Op-ed: “Are you ready to join in the global challenge on women’s rights by innovating locally?”

Friday, March 8, 2019

Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. What does this mean to us on the 8th March this year? I would like to share my thoughts on this and how UN Women Moldova’s team is approaching this in our work. We live in the reality of the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world and the need to achieve greater change in the development is highly urgent today.

‘Women 4 Leadership’ Women's Leadership Academy: The launch of the 2019 Training Session

Monday, March 4, 2019

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.

5 ways to combat toxic behavior

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Every day we have the opportunity to become gender equality champions. Whether we use an inclusive language or we care to respect the needs of every person, regardless of sex, these things help us to create an inclusive society, with a place for everyone. At the same time, the way we discuss at work, with our loved ones or the assumptions we make about people we do not yet know can become a means of promoting inequality.

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