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The village where prevention of violence became a priority for all residents

Every village and town should have an action plan to prevent gender-based violence. This is what the villagers from Chirsova, a multiethnic village in Gagauzia, believe. For the second year, they are…  


The number of women mayors, local and district councillors increased following the latest local general elections

The Central Electoral Commission presented the analysis of the local general elections organised in the autumn of 2019 from the gender equality perspective. The study, conducted with UNDP support,…  


Local Action to End Gender-based Violence in Moldova

Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread in the Republic of Moldova and has been severely underfunded at the local level. Urgent action is required through participatory local governance and…  


16 days of activism against violence campaign marked by UNDP through women empowerment and solidarity with survivors

Dozens of women from the Administrative-Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, suffering from gender-based violence, could benefit from psychological counseling provided as part of a UNDP project. The…  


Compelling action in Gagauzian Autonomy: the newlyweds learn how to prevent domestic conflicts and violence

“A book may be written about any family. For a happy story, there is no space for violence,” this is a happy marriage recipe according to Cătălina and Gheorghe Vîlciu. These two got married several…  


Raisa Preida, Roma activist: “The time when the life of a Roma woman was limited to being a wife and a mother who stays mostly at home needs to be over.”

Everybody calls me Meca. I am 65 years old, I have four children, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. I have lived in Otaci [a town in the Republic of Moldova] my whole life, making a…  


World No Alcohol Day Campaign: “You risk losing your family if you consume excessively alcohol and use violence”

Ten shops and bars from the Gagauzian Autonomy have joined their efforts to contribute to reducing excessive use of alcohol and implicitly of gender-based violence. On the World No Alcohol Day, the…  


The guide “Non-sexist language: conceptual benchmarks and practical recommendations” was presented to the public

On October 2, in the premises of the Municipal Library "B.P Hasdeu", the Guide "Non-sexist language: conceptual benchmarks and practical recommendations" was presented to the public. The publication,…  


How close is Moldova to achieve gender equality?

Following the Parliamentary Elections held on February 24, 2019, over 25% of the Moldovan MPs are women. This represents the highest number of women elected in the Parliament in the country’s history.…  


Analysis: The effect of the mixed electoral system on gender equality in parliamentary elections

Today, on 28 May 2019, the Central Electoral Commission and UNDP Moldova presented the gender equality analysis of the February 2019 parliamentary elections. The data are presented in comparison with…  

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