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Record number of women elected as MPs and included in the list of candidates for the 2021 Parliamentary Elections

For the first time in the Republic of Moldova: 40 women have been elected as MPs, following the elections conducted on 11 July 2021. For comparison, women held 3.7% of the seats in the first Moldovan…  


2021 Early Parliamentary Elections. Gender Perspective

Early Parliamentary Elections were held in Moldova on 11 July 2021 with the participation of 1 477 574 voters or 53.09% of the total number of citizens with voting rights. 23 electoral competitors…  


Risk assessment of financial and economic factors affecting the increase in cases of violence against women in Gagauzia

This study was carried out with the support of UNDP Partnership Support Office in the Russian Federation, within the framework of the project “Addressing violence against women in the Republic of…  


Maria, a survivor of domestic violence: "I do believe that education can help women. In the twenty-first century, you cannot move forward without knowledge"

After nearly 20 years of marriage wasted in beatings and humiliations, Maria*, a woman from a town in the south of the country, decided to leave her abusive husband. Now she's building a new life with…  


Women in Moldova shine as leaders in public administration, contributing to pandemic recovery

In Moldova, during the local elections of 2019, over 24,000 women were registered by the electoral bodies as electoral competitors for the position of mayor and local councillor of level I and II.…  


UN and Sweden throw a lifeline to domestic violence survivors from Transnistrian region

In the last ten years, about 15,000 calls have been received on the trust line for survivors of domestic violence from Transnistrian region.  


Study: Reducing gender-based violence depends directly on women's economic empowerment

Women living in poverty, those who are not employed and dependent on social benefits are the most vulnerable to gender-based violence. Thus, the economic empowerment of women could be an effective…  


Ten communities from Gagauzia region embark on preventing domestic violence project

Ten villages and cities from Gagauzia region will establish multidisciplinary teams to prevent domestic violence and develop local action plans to combat this phenomenon. The initiative is part of the…  


Moldovan women MPs, in solidarity to support women and vulnerable groups to face the pandemic crisis

In Moldova, women lead the statistics on young people with higher education, single-parent families, gender-based violence, with lower rankings on well-paid jobs and representation in leadership…  


COVID-19: Moldova has three targeted measures in place to protect women against violence and only one to ensure their economic security, UNDP-UN Women tracker shows

Moldova has in place four COVID-19 gender-sensitive measures, out of nine monitored by the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker. The tool, launched in September 2020 by the United Nations…  

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