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Hundreds of women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus demand systemic change to realize women’s rights for an equal future

Monday, October 5, 2020

On 6 October, feminists and women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus are coming together in a virtual consultation to assess the progress achieved towards commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for the human rights of women and girls.

Three women with disabilities who made difference in local elections

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In order to share the stories of women with disabilities who run in local elections, about the barriers they faced, as well as about their achievements, and to break down stereotypes regarding the political participation of women from under-represented groups, UN Women Moldova in partnership with "Niste Filme" Production House, and with financial support from Sweden – produced 3 documentaries that tell the story of 3 women candidates with disabilities who ran for the position of local councilor.

70 thousand followers overnight. Meet Victor, a 17-years old youngster from Moldova who advocates online for feminism and equality

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Victor Leca, a 17-year-old vlogger from Chisinau, has acquired in a short time-span more than 70 thousand followers and over 2 million likes on the worldwide popular social network TikTok that also rapidly gains popularity among young people from the Republic of Moldova. In the short videos that Victor is uploading on his TikTok account he tackles matters of feminism, gender equality and tolerance, and is fighting gender stereotypes.

Moldovan women affected by domestic violence are more vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis

Friday, August 7, 2020

The restrictions required because of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the increase in the number of cases of violence against women, while many shelters had to close their doors for safety reasons. In this context, the lack of resources and communication channels to report the cases of violence and access essential support services, as well as the constant presence of the aggressors exacerbated the vulnerability of women and children victims of domestic and gender-based violence.

Although more women involve in entrepreneurship, their potential is not fully capitalized

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Only one-third of companies are managed and owned by women, according to an analysis of the National Bureau of Statistics, UN Women and UNDP.

UN Women, UNFPA and EU launch ambitious initiative for gender equality in Eastern Partnership

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries to challenge deeply ingrained gender stereotypes, increase men’s involvement in domestic work and childcare, and engage with potential perpetrators to prevent gender-based violence.

Ten years of UN Women. Ten promoters of Gender Equality from UN Women Moldova

Thursday, July 2, 2020

On July 2, 2010, at the United Nations General Assembly, a historic decision was unanimously voted - the establishment of the United Nations agency dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment (UN Women).

Results of the assessment on how COVID-19 impacts the social and economic life in terms of gender equality

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

UN Women Moldova and Centre "Partnership for Development" (CPD) presented the results of the research on how COVID-19 impacts the social and economic live in terms of gender equality.

How to reduce gender inequalities in the response to COVID-19 by respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is having a serious impact on people around the world and increasingly affecting Moldova, with the more long-term implications still unknown. Businesses (and through them) their employees, suppliers and customers are also affected, creating a difficult time for many organizations.

In the COVID-19 response UN Women Moldova and Sweden support local businesses run by women

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sweden and UN Women Moldova provided 28,000 units of protective equipment to social assistance staff from 36 territorial departments throughout the country. The coveralls and masks were purchased from three local companies run by women. Thus, the procurements provided financial support both to factories and to employees who kept their jobs and salaries during this time of crisis provoked by COVID-19. At the same time, textile enterprises took steps to help front-line workers.

Over 50 women leaders from various districts of the Republic of Moldova met online for #DemocracyTalks to share their experiences as front liners in the crisis

Friday, May 15, 2020

During an online round table session under the generic #DemocracyTalks: “Women’s leadership in pandemic context: a perspective of women leaders at local level”, more than 50 women leaders from across the country discussed a gender-focused response to the COVID-19 crisis and shared the experiences on combating immediate and long-term effects of the pandemic at the grassroots level.

70 localities from Cahul and Ungheni districts will benefit from protective equipment and basic commodities to use in preventing domestic and gender-based violence

Friday, May 8, 2020

The equipment and products are donated under the “EVA - Promoting Gender Equality in Cahul and Ungheni districts” Program funded by the European Union, co-financed by UN Women Moldova and implemented in partnership with UNICEF Moldova.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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