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5 steps to prevent gender-based violence. Participatory planning at the local level

The booklet “5 steps to prevent gender-based violence. Participatory planning at the local level” is addressed to the representatives of the local public authorities from all over the country.  


Sweden and UNDP offer grants for women with an economic activity in their households

Women with an economic activity in their households could benefit from non-reimbursable financial aid of up to US$3,500 to practice income-generating, environmentally friendly and climate resilient…  


Tatiana, 41, survivor of economic violence: “All my money went to pay off his debts”

Tatiana’s* two marriages were accompanied by economic violence. Even though she had a well-paid job, she had no say in the management of the family budget and asked her partner for money. She was…  


Sweden and UNDP provide grants to communities for increasing their resilience to climate change and to women for developing environmentally friendly businesses

Sweden and UNDP are launching two calls for grants for local public authorities (LPA) and women entrepreneurs from Nisporeni, Calarasi, Basarabeasca, Leova districts, Gagauzia region, security zone…  


Ana, 27 years old: “At the boarding school I felt better than at home. I always had to be strong”

She is only 27 years old, but she feels that she has lived for a whole century. She was left by her own mother to freeze in the snow, assaulted by her stepfather, raised in a boarding school, lived in…  


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…  


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.…  


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…  

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