17 civil society organizations promoting gender equality received capacity-building grantsA grants awarding ceremony dedicated to the organizational development of civil society organizations promoting gender equality and elimination of violence against women and girls took place on September 8th, in Chisinau. The event has been organised by UN Women Moldova, in collaboration with UNAIDS, with financial support from Sweden.
The grants are intended to bring a transformative change to the CSOs that will be supported to develop gender-sensitive internal policies and integrate gender equality in their internal structures and will subsequently promote the culture of tolerance, equality, and non-discrimination in the country.
„The role of civil society organisations in promoting gender equality is crucial. They raise awareness and advocate for policy and legal amendments in front of the Government. CSOs are an extremely important partner for UN Women, and the award of these grants is an opportunity to contribute to the consolidation of their internal institutional mecanisms ant to extend the network of the organisations advocating for gender equality”, Dominika Stojanoska, UN Women Moldova country representative, stated.
The small grants programme dedicated to organisations promoting gender equality and elimination of violence against women and girls has been launched by UN Women Moldova with financial support from Sweden and UNAIDS from UBRAF funds.