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Men Engage – new social media challenge encourages equal participation of men in domestic and childcare activities

Friday, May 8, 2020

"Men engage" is an awareness-raising initiative on the importance of equal involvement of men in household responsibilities and childcare in the context of Covid-19, launched by UNFPA Moldova and UN Women Moldova as part of the UN Moldova response to the pandemic.

The experience of civil society organizations from Romania and the Republic of Moldova in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and good practices

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Informative video session organized under the collaboration agreement with A.L.E.G, facilitated by UN Women and financed by Sweden The participants shared information on local support systems for domestic violence, operating during the pandemic, as well as the local response to COVID-19 and impact of this pandemic on women. Informative video session organized under the collaboration agreement with A.L.E.G, facilitated by UN Women and financed by Sweden The Ambassador of Sweden to...

Social workers are the invisible people that do a huge amount of work for the society, including for vulnerable people

Monday, May 4, 2020

Regardless of the social, political or health situation, notwithstanding quarantine, the social assistance system must be functional at any time. Social workers and assistants need to be able to fulfill their roles of supporting people in distress, visiting families and people with disabilities and helping all of them to cope with their varied obstacles.

28,000 protective coveralls were provided by Sweden and UN Women Moldova for 3,279 social workers from all over the country

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A second lot of assistance in the form of 28,000 protective coveralls of about $ 174 thousand worth was donated this week to the 36 territorial social assistance structures across the country through the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Moldova with the financial support of Sweden.

Gender equality starts with you: Nine ways you can keep up your activism from your couch

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

As everyone does their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and isolation, we’re sharing some of the best ways we know to support gender equality in your homes and in the world, without leaving the safety of your own home, or your couch.

UN Women Moldova and Sweden provide personal protection equipment for more than 3 thousand social assistants and social workers across the country

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The first lot of personal protection equipment (PPE) in the value of 23 500 USD containing locally produced respiratory protection masks and disinfectant solutions was delivered this week to 36 Territorial structures of social assistance across the country.

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women.

In response to COVID 19, two UN agencies teamed up to support women affected by gender-based violence

Friday, April 3, 2020

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) with the support of Sweden and together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Republic of Moldova delivered today a lot of essential products for approximately 250 women victims and survivors of violence, including those with children, who are beneficiaries of the assistance centers across the country.

COVID-19 messages to support women from the Republic of Moldova

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In the context of world-wide pandemic due to the new corona virus COVID-19, announced by WHO on 12 March 2020, Moldova faces the constant increase of cases of infection.

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Monday, March 23, 2020

A few time after The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of the Novel Coronavirus is hitting women hard.

Elena Crasmari: How a Moldovan woman with disabilities fought for her rights and won an election

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Elena Crasmari’s story is part of a new web series, “25 Women”, produced by  UN Women Europe and Central Asia , as part of the Generation Equality campaign, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Thirty-five-year-old Elena Crasmari was fed up with not being able to access the medical centre in her home village of Dolna, a rural community of 1,155 people, some 53 kilometres from the Republic of Moldova’s capital city of...

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.

Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

Friday, March 20, 2020

UN Headquarters and UN Women offices around the world are either closed or have stringent restrictions on staff access. But the UN continues working 100 per cent and more as we react to COVID-19, something we were prepared for. An important task for UN Women at this time is following the political and economic response to the virus.

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).

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