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  • Moldova offers better ballot access to people with disabilitiesJan 12, 2016Moldova offers better ballot access to people with disabilitiesNicolae Ciobanu lives in a world that never sees daylight. Even though he is blind, he travels frequently, works self-sufficiently, and votes in every election. In last month’s parliamentary election, Nicolae for the first time casted his vote independently, without any outside assistance in understanding the ballot.

  • Moldova’s women MPs get closer to the public via social mediaJan 4, 2016Moldova’s women MPs get closer to the public via social mediaWomen lawmakers from Moldova have learned how to turn their events and efforts into valuable brands online, as well as how to build a memorable image. They learned these skills in the "Online communication: Personal branding and online leadership" workshop, the first of its kind in Moldova, held on October 20-21 in Chișinău.

  • Helping patients with disabilities in Moldova fight for their rightsJan 4, 2016Helping patients with disabilities in Moldova fight for their rightsAfter a fight with her husband in 2002, Maria* was misdiagnosed and admitted to the psychiatric ward of her local hospital. She appealed several times against hospitalization, requesting to be released. Declared by the state to be unstable and in need of guardian consent, her requests were repeatedly refused. She was also deprived of legal representation and her marriage was subsequently dissolved without her knowledge.