10 journalists, bloggers, and singers conduct on 23 April 2019 a charity fair to support women suffering from violence. They will sell their personal clothes and accessories, and money will be donated to the first shelter to be opened in Gagauzia region for the survivors of domestic violence. This institution will be launched by the end of this year in the framework of a project implemented by UNDP.

Gloria Gorceag, Mihaela Strambeanu, Cristina Gurez, Valeria Chiriac, Dorina Gherganov, Svetlana Gore, Alina Jalauc, Corina Frumuzachi and Alina Zavtoni will participate in the charity fair. Oxana Munteanu, the founder of Kasandruta Brand, will be the special guest attending the event.

The fair’s visitors will have the opportunity to buy clothes, footwear, jewels and other accessories at affordable prices.

The participants note that this initiative offers them the possibility to contribute to reducing the number of cases of violence.

The journalist Svetlana Gore thinks that such actions showcase women’s solidarity. “UNDP Moldova succeeded to find a perfect equation. While the fair’s visitors will enjoy shopping and end up with comfortable outfits, the money will go to those women who need our help more than ever. Together we will succeed to curb domestic violence,” says Svetlana.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence is a phenomenon that is rather spread in our country and I really wish for the day to come when the number of victims will not be so high, and for this social evil to disappear. I involve because I want this project to be a success,” states the blogger Cristina Gurez.

The charity fair will be organised on 23 April between 16.00 and 21.00 o’clock within the premises of Tucano Coffee Brasil, on 91A, Alexandru cel Bun Street. More details are available on the event’s Facebook page.

The event is organised within a fund-raising campaign for launching the first social centre dedicated to women suffering from violence from Gagauzia region. Dozens of women and men have already teamed up and donated through the platform www.sprijina.md.  

The newly-created centre will provide shelter to women and their children for a period up to 6 months. The employees of the centre will offer psychological counselling, social and legal assistance. At the same time, the beneficiaries will be helped to find a job or to start a business. This initiative is part of the “Addressing violence against women in the Republic of Moldova: exploring and learning from local solutions” project, implemented by UNDP with the support of the Republic of Korea.

For any additional information, please contact: Natalia Porubin, Communication Consultant, UNDP Moldova, nataporubin@gmail.com, Tel: +373 79727205

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