Altogether, 12 more localities in Ungheni and Cahul have become partners of the EVA Project „Promoting gender equality in Cahul and Ungheni districts”, funded by the European Union.
During 2021-2022, UN Women Moldova and UNICEF Moldova, with financial support from European Union, will assist 24 localities in Cahul and Ungheni districts in applying European experience in promoting gender equality, in women’s empowerment by gender mainstreaming in local public practices but also in efficient combating of domestic violence against girls, women, and boys.
Domestic violence and gender-based violence is insufficiently approached, and members of multidisciplinary teams encounter a number of limitations which reduce an efficient and coordinated response to cases of violence. These factors, along with gender stereotypes in the community, and reduced trust in public services, often discourage women and children to report cases of violence. The priority of the EVAW Project „Promoting gender equality in Cahul and Ungheni Districts” is to offer equal opportunities to women and men, and to ensure respect for women’s and children’s integrity.
The first 12 localities were selected in December 2020 after a public call, and in February 2021, 12 more localities became members of partnership team within EVA Project. Thus, 24 mayor’s offices in Cahul and Ungheni districts will apply best European practices in promoting gender equality and efficient fighting against domestic violence.
Local public authorities, along with multidisciplinary teams, schools, businesses from the Cornesti town, Cornesti village, Costuleni, Manoilesti, Macaresti, Pirlita, Radenii Vechi, Sculeni, Tescureni, Valea Mare, Zagarancea, Andrusul de Jos, Alexanderfeld, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Baurci-Moldoveni, Cucoara, Larga Noua, Pelinei, Slobozia Mare, Vadul lui Isac, Valeni and Zirnesti will elaborate activities to transform Cahul and Ungheni districts into true champions of gender equality.
Also, within the EVA Project „Promoting gender equality in Cahul and Ungheni districts, a specialised service aimed at supporting victims of sexual violence will be established. In parallel, gender-based violence in schools’ prevention programs, as well as awareness raising, and zero tolerance activities towards violence in communities will be conducted.