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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 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.

In the words of Liliana Palihovici: “I want to help Moldovan women be better at political work than I was”

Thursday, July 19, 2018

“I faced many challenges in my 10 years of politics: The challenge of being a woman in politics, of not having my ideas and projects understood, of not being supported. I later realized that I could have done much more if I’d been trained beforehand by politically experienced women and men. They could have taught me how to negotiate, how to build an argument, why you need stronger coalitions, how to promote a certain reform or social change. I decided that if I ever had an...

UN Women Moldova tests virtual reality tools to end violence against women

Friday, April 6, 2018

Maria Scorodinschi, positive champion in combating violence against women, experiencing a virtual reality application. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Marina Vatav Did you know that virtual reality applications are effective training tools especially for response to emergency situations? As part of its innovation initiative, UN Women Moldova tests the use virtual reality tools for police training for effective response to cases of violence against women. This initiative is in partnership with...

UN Women Moldova awarded 10 women who made history in Moldova

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ludmila Scalinîi, member of the first Parliament of Independent Moldova, signer of the Declaration of Independence was awarded the "Women making history" award by UN Women Moldova 10 women who made history in the Republic of Moldova, and were the “firsts” in male-dominated fields such as politics, sports, military, business, science, engineering, were awarded by UN Women Moldova. 29 March 2018, Chisinau - The award ceremony is the culmination of the “You know you...

(Video) iZZY iZVNE: “I discovered something unique for myself, something that on one else is doing”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Inna Jeleascova, or iZZY iZVNE, as she likes to be called, is a remarkable artist, who creates graffiti and, more recently, Gothic calligraphy. She is the only artist from the Republic of Moldova to be included in the 2014 edition of the “100 European graffiti artists” book. iZZY iZVNE, graffiti artist. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I am Inna, better known as iZZY iZVNE. I paint graffiti and lately I dedicated myself to calligraphy. In the beginning...

(Video) Natalia Buza: “I am the first woman deputy chief of a Border Police station and I am proud of it”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Natalia Buza was about to leave the country and build her future somewhere else, but she changed her mind and chose to stay in Moldova and make a career as a border police officer. She was successful in doing so, and became the first woman to hold the position of deputy chief of a Border Police station. Read the last story of the “You know you can”  campaign. Natalia Buza, the first woman deputy chief of a Border Police station. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard...

(Video) Catinca Mardarovici: “Gender equality means equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities for women and men”

Monday, March 26, 2018

Catinca Mardarovici succeeded in changing not only the perception of gender equality in Moldova, but she has also fought for a more correct legislation regarding women’s rights, thus always being sensitive to injustice. Moreover, she is the first woman, since Moldova’s independence, to establish an organization dedicated to promoting women in politics. See the seventh story of the “You know you can!” campaign. Catinca Mardarovici, activist for women’s rights,...

(Video) Maria Acbaș: “If someone could succeed at something, you also can!”

Monday, March 26, 2018

She started her career as a school teacher. But, because of low wages in that field, Maria Acba ș from Comrat, a town in the South of Moldova, decided to make a change and ventured into an activity where everyone looked at her with skepticism. Even though, at the beginning, many didn’t take her seriously, Maria Acbaș is now the founder of a dairy factory and of one of the largest cow farms in the South of the country. Here is the eighth story of the “You know you can!”...

(Video) Svetlana Cojocaru: “I am the first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Svetlana Cojocaru became the first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. She became passionate about mathematics in her school years. Find out bellow the story of our sixth heroine of the “You know you can”  campaign. Svetlana Cojocaru, first woman director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science. Photo: UN Women Moldova/ Eduard Bîzgu “I am the director of the Institute of...

(Video) Varvara Duminică: “I am one of the only two Roma women elected as councilors”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The fifth story of the “You know you can” campaign is the story of Varvara Duminică, one of the first two Roma women to hold a leading position within the local administration. It took a big effort to become a local councilor and she is ready to do more for her home village Chetrosu, in the North of Moldova, to become a prosperous village.  Varvara Duminica defied stereotypes and did not give up, even when she did not have the support she was expecting. She succeeded in...

(Video) Alina Radu: “I always knew that I could do only what I believed in”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Alina Radu: “I always knew that I could do only what I believed in”

(Video) Ludmila Scalinîi: “The country doesn’t belong only to men, it belongs to men and women”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As part of the “You know you can”  campaign we discussed with a woman who made history in the Republic of Moldova and who continues helping people from different regions of the country. Ludmila Scalinîi was member of the first Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, signer of the Declaration of I ndependence and participant of the Women’s Movement in Moldova. Ludmila Scalinîi, member of the first Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Photo: UN Women...

(Video) Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara: “I proved that I didn’t win by chance”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The athlete Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara, 25 years old, is the protagonist of our third story of the “You know you can” campaign. She is triple European champion, double world champion and the only athlete in women’s wrestling from the Republic of Moldova who participated at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Mariana Eșanu-Cherdivara. Foto: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I knew that I could reach success and have great results. I am very proud of it. I decided to...

(Video) Mariana Grama: “I broke the stereotypes and became the first woman to be awarded the Colonel military rank”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The second story of the “You know you can”  campaign is about Mariana Grama, chief of Military Relations J5 Department, Strategic Planning Directorate of the National Army. She is the first woman Colonel in the Ministry of Defense in Moldova. Mariana Grama, the first woman Colonel in the Ministry of Defense in Moldova. Photo: UN Women Moldova/Eduard Bîzgu “I have always known that I can get good results in anything I do. I am a strong woman. I had many...

New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Women launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to...

Sweden continues to support gender equality in Moldova in cooperation with UN Women

Friday, February 16, 2018

Alia El-Yassir, Acting Regional Director, UN Women Europe and Central Asia (left) and H.E. Signe Burgstaller, Ambassador of Sweden in the Republic of Moldova (center) at the agreement signing ceremony. Photo: UN Women/Ramin Mazur The Government of Sweden extended its financial support towards UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova for 2018-2020, to continue advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the country. This extended agreement of SEK 25,8 million (equivalent...

UN Women and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection strengthen their cooperation on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Moldova

Friday, February 16, 2018

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection signed a cooperation agreement to support the implementation of the National Gender Equality Strategy and of the policy documents on preventing and combating domestic violence and violence against women.

Women in science: Elena Zubcov

Sunday, February 11, 2018

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science we had a talk with Elena Zubcov, member of the Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Hydrobiology and Ecotoxicology. Elena Zubcov holds a habilitated doctor’s degree in biosciences, she is a research professor, has published over 400 scientific works and holds 7 patents.

“Strong Women with Different Abilities” share solutions

Friday, February 9, 2018

On 9 February, 2018, UN Women Moldova launched the „Strong Women with Different Abilities” brochure, containing 10 success stories of women with disabilities from different areas, aimed to promote women’s potential and their enormous contribution to communities.

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