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‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


In “the biggest village in Europe”: a single mother develops a profitable business from ethno-tourism

Ana Statova, a single mother of two, has recently become a local celebrity in the Gagauzia region of Moldova. News about the traditional touristic complex „Gagauz Sofrasi” built in the village of…  


Many women from our villages do not perceive that a slap might be qualified as a crime

In Moldova, near 68% of women from rural areas have been victims of at least one form of violence from their spouse or partner and these women do not perceive that this is a crime and of course they…  


Statement of UNDP Administrator on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls – a day that reminds us that we all have a role to play in ending the world’s most pervasive, yet one of the…  


The society from Moldova expresses its solidarity with the women and girls who suffer from violence

The United Nations Organization and the Embassy of Sweden in Moldova, in partnership with the Government and Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, have organised on November 24 a classical music…  


A Pill for Life

The alarm ‘wakes up’ Elena six times a day. It’s been happening for four years since she found out she was seropositive. “I am horrified to forget to take the antiretroviral medicine, so I set the…  


Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and…  


Care work, from burden and invisible, to value added and an attractive economy sector

The care economy consists of the types of services that are given for the wellbeing of people in the household – children, elderly, the sick and people with disabilities and also healthy working…  


Investing in social care for gender equality and inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia

The issues of unpaid domestic work and the care economy have gained in importance in recent years. It increasingly understood that the disproportionate share of unpaid care work borne by women is a…  


Parliamentarians from Eastern Europe and Central Asia join forces to reduce barriers against women’s participation in public life

Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the…  

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