“The teachers act as a key linkage in the prevention of violence, due to their daily contact with young children. Following the trainings, the teachers now have a clear and effective violence reporting mechanism,” says Vitalie Frecauteanu, project coordinator at UNDP Moldova.
The training benefited over 20 teachers. Similar trainings were offered to approximately 40 social workers in the region and to members of the multidisciplinary teams.
The project “Addressing violence against women in the Republic of Moldova: exploring and learning from local solutions” helps to set up violence prevention mechanisms and support services for victims of gender-based violence in Gagauzia region. The women from the region will be able to access counselling services of psychologists, social workers and legal professionals. Also, they will benefit from assistance in finding a job or starting a business.
The pilot program is carried out in Chirsova, a locality with 6,298 residents, of whom 3,235 are women. In addition to the victims of gender violence, the future services will be accessible to all women from the neighboring localities, whose number reaches 20,000.