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On International Day of Rural Women, discover stories of 3 women mayors from Moldovan rural localities who told us how they gained the trust of citizens

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Elena Neaga is the mayor of Balasesti commune in Singerei district, that is located about 100 km away from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Elena got elected in 2019 and is not only the first female mayor in Balasesti, since the independence of the Republic of Moldova, but she is also the first young woman mayor. „Initially, many of locals were skeptical about a woman mayor, but now most have radically changed their minds. If more women are in leadership positions, our country will be...

There are only a few girls who choose to practice martial arts in the Republic of Moldova. Stereotypes are one of the main reasons

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Girls around the world have the right to safety, education, health and free choice in terms of future career or hobby, regardless of stereotypes that are deeply rooted in our society. On the International Day of the Girl Child, we would like to share with you the story of Ana Maria Stratu, the young woman who, although faced many stereotypes when she chose to practice karate, has great accomplishments and is training now other girls passionate about this type of sport. Ana Maria is also one of the organisers of the annual Karate-do festival, which was supported this year by UN Women and Sweden.

COVID-19: Moldova has two measures in place to protect women against violence and should tackle more social and economic impacts, UN Women-UNDP tracker shows

Monday, September 28, 2020

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s needs.

Registration for the third edition of the National IT Training Program for Women has begun. Go ahead and register!

Friday, September 25, 2020

To support gender equality and women’s professional realization in IT sector in the Republic of Moldova, the third edition of the National IT Training Program for Women was launched. This year, about 200 participants who aspire to a successful career in an innovative and booming field – information technology, are expected to attend the courses. The program is implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) with the financial support of Sweden and UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) under the ‘Empowering Women in IT’ Project.

Roma population is affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic determined a number of negative changes and impacts on the population. The pandemic affected Roma people in a disproportionate way and this is mainly due to their low standard of living and to the phenomenon of pronounced social marginalisation. These are the findings of ‘The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Roma Population’, a research performed by the Roma National Center in partnership with UN Women and funded by Sweden.

Everything you need to know about pushing for equal pay

Friday, September 18, 2020

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an injustice-an expression of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in the Republic of Moldova, the salary of men is 14.4% higher compared to the average salary of women.

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.

On the 25th anniversary of landmark Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, UN Women calls for accelerating its unfinished business

Friday, September 4, 2020

Urges for delivery on the commitments made in the Beijing Platform for Action

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women

Friday, September 4, 2020

On the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for new alliances across generations and sectors to ensure we seize this opportunity for deep, systemic change for women and for the world.

Motivations and barriers for girls and women in STEM and ICT domains

Friday, August 28, 2020

In order to better understand which are the barriers and main factors that contribute to the fact that girls and women take decisions in favor of STEM and ICT professions, a survey was conducted by the company Magenta Consulting on the request of UN Women and with the financial support from Sweden. In the ”Motivations and barriers for girls and women in STEM and ICT domains” study were analyzed existing statistical data and was carried out a survey among 362 girls aged 14-18 from 5...

Over 50 first-mandate women mayors learned about gender equality at local level and acquired new leadership skills

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Between the 12th and 20th of August 2020, more than 50 women mayors at the first mandate were trained for an efficient implementation of their duties in the local public administration, also they learned more about gender mainstreaming at local level. The training session was provided by the Congress of Local Authorities of Moldova (CALM), in partnership with UN Women and funded by Sweden.

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.

400 police and public order and security representatives will be trained in the efficient response to cases of domestic violence

Monday, July 13, 2020

400 police and public order and security representatives will be trained in the efficient response to cases of domestic 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).

Inspirational stories of military peacekeepers from the Republic of Moldova who were part of UN missions on the African continent

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Four military servicewomen told about their experiences as military peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Over four thousand vulnerable women from both banks of the Dniester receive food and hygiene packages as a support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Over 40 tons of products were delivered to beneficiaries across the country. Photo: UN Women Moldova In the gross, over 40 tons of products were delivered to beneficiaries across the country, including to 70 multidisciplinary teams providing social services to people from vulnerable groups. “COVID – 19 outbreaks continued to have a disproportionate impact on women underpinning the vulnerabilities that are already faced by women from all regions of the country. COVID has...

200 First-Mandate Women Councillors Will Be Able to Attend a Training Program in the Area of LPA and Gender Equality

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

200 First-Mandate Women Councillors Will Be Able to Attend a Training Program in the Area of LPA and Gender Equality

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