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COVID-19: Women front and centre

Friday, March 20, 2020

One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and universities close, people stockpile supplies and home becomes a different and crowded space: this is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, exposing the deficiencies of public and private arrangements that currently function only if women play multiple and underpaid roles.

Peterson Magoola: gender issues are not only women’s issues

Saturday, March 7, 2020

2020 is an important milestone for gender equality. Not just for women and girls, but for everyone who wants to live in a fairer world that leaves no one behind. It’s the year of the Generation Equality, where we are mobilizing to realize women’s rights, and to mark 25 years of implementing the Beijing Platform for Action.

UN Moldova joins Generation Equality to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global community takes stock of progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Over 100 people joined the campaign "I am Generation Equality: realizing women's rights", during a dialogue session between the young generation and human rights defenders

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

On March 4, 2020, in Chisinau, ”I am Generation Equality: Inter-generation dialogue” event launched the campaign dedicated to International Women's Day. The event was organized by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women).

Participation of Women and Men in the Information and Communication Technologies Sector Is Unfair

Friday, December 20, 2019

The access to ICT and to the Internet is not equal. The share of households led by women who have a computer and Internet access is by 11.7 p.p. lower than of households led by men. Moreover, the differences grow with time: the access to computers and Internet of households led by men grows faster than of households led by women. These are some of the conclusions of the  study “Women and Men in the Information and Communication Technologies Sector (ICT),  presented...

Today’s boy is tomorrow’s man! UN Women Moldova launched the video spot on Positive Masculinity

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Through this video, we aim to promote positive masculinity and diminish gender stereotypes that persist in our society.

Over 2300 persons participated in the events organized during the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ Campaign in the Republic of Moldova

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The international campaign ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ has been running each year in many world countries since 1991. Traditionally, the campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day, establishing a symbolic connection between violence against women and human rights. It thus stresses that such acts of violence are a serious violation of human rights.

Istanbul Convention. Questions and Answers

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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).

The first results of the Women’s Empowerment Principles piloting initiative in Moldovan private sector were presented

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

On December 4, a conference on "Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) - Equality means Business" was held, where the first results of the Women Empowerment Principles piloting initiative within the private sector of Moldova were presented.

Generation Equality stands against rape! Launching event of the campaign "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” took place in Chisinau

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

On 26 November at the the State Russian Drama Theatre “Anton Chekhov” took place the Performance "LIBERĂ" by M.A.D.E. Theatre, a documentary play that challenges traditional stereotypes and prejudices. It’s a performance that approaches the issue of violence against women and the consequences of it upon the future generations. It’s a play about patterns, about written and unwritten laws.

Women leaders from different localities shared their achievements in participation in the decision-making process on local level

Monday, November 25, 2019

On 25th November in the frames of Conference „Participation and representation of women in the decision-making process on local level” women from different groups that candidated or were elected on the local level met with representatives of local public authorities, political parties, development partners and civil society.

UN Moldova joins the campaign “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”

Monday, November 25, 2019

This year in the frames of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”, the United Nations in Moldova organizes a series of the events aimed to end violence against women and girls. Organized during 25 November- 10 December, this year’s campaign is running under the message “Orange the world: Generation Equality Stands against Rape” and focuses on the rape culture that prevails in our society.

UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Rape isn’t an isolated brief act. It damages flesh and reverberates in memory. It can have life changing, unchosen results—a pregnancy or a transmitted disease. Its long-lasting, devastating effects reach others: family, friends, partners and colleagues. In both conflict and in peace it shapes women’s decisions to move from communities through fear of attack or the stigma for survivors. Women and girls fleeing their homes as refugees also risk unsafe transport and...

Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest have been awarded for their merits in promotion of gender equality

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest have been awarded for their merits in promotion of gender equality

Take five: “While everyone is silent, nothing can happen”

Monday, October 28, 2019

Natalia Nalimova, from Tiraspol in eastern Moldova, works for the NGO, Healthy Future, which assists HIV-positive persons. Ms. Nalimova is also a “Positive Champion” who has publicly told her personal story as part of the “Positive Deviance” project, supported by the Initiativa Positiva NGO, UN Women Moldova and the Government of Denmark. The initiative helps women to overcome violence and advance the rights of women and men in Moldova. She shares her perspectives on Beijing +25.

#BodyPositivity Campaign Launched for the First Time in the Republic of Moldova

Thursday, October 17, 2019

UN Women and Viorica Cosmetic launched the Campaign to promote a positive body image “#BodyPositivity – Moldova”. The event was hosted by Viorica Cosmetic’s Museum of Beauty, where representatives of Viorica Cosmetic, UN Women Moldova and the Embassy of Sweden started the campaign, followed by a discussion with its protagonists.

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.

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