The COVID-19 pandemic has brought substantial challenges to the local public authorities and, in particular, to women and children who are vulnerable to domestic and gender-based violence.
In order to respond effectively to cases of violence, the European Union, UN Women and UNICEF Moldova provided the multidisciplinary teams in 70 localities of Cahul and Ungheni districts with protective equipment: disinfectants, protective masks, rubber gloves, infrared thermometers. Thus, people at risk can benefit from timely services, and the members of multidisciplinary teams can work safely for themselves and those around them even during the pandemic.
At the same time, women and children from the risk category from the two districts were supported with food packages, hygiene products, educational materials, books and games, protective masks and disinfectants.
The total assistance amounts to 155,000 euros and it was granted within the EVA Project – Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts.