This project is a follow up from previous co-operation with the Moldovan authorities in the field of violence against women and domestic violence through the project "Awareness-raising activities on the Istanbul Convention in the Republic of Moldova", implemented in 2020-2021.

The previous project promoted knowledge and generated visibility to increase the understanding about the aims, values and content of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention) to support the Moldovan authorities in paving the way towards its ratification.

About the project About the project

The new project "Supporting the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Republic of Moldova" (2022-2023) will act as a roadmap to support the Moldovan authorities in their first steps of implementation of the Istanbul Convention and is in line as well with their national policy instruments. To do so, the project will aim to continue to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and other gender equality standards in the Republic of Moldova across actors. The project will also seek to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders involved in preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, protecting the victims and prosecuting the perpetrators of violence, and advancing towards an effective co-ordination among the relevant stakeholders in line with the Istanbul Convention.

Main activities

Awareness-raising

  • Workshops for different audiences (journalists, civil society organisations, etc);
  • Grants for NGOs to develop awareness-raising campaigns on the occasion of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence;
  • Visibility materials, through translation of existing tools and development of new material.

Capacity-building of professionals

  • Capacity-building sessions of legal professionals and police officers on VAW/DV, through the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals);
  • Development of guidelines methodology for training of trainers (ToT) for social workers;
  • ToTs for social workers and cascade trainings;
  • Research on multi-agency co-operation and risks assessments;
  • Promotion of multi-agency co-operation through working groups and study visits.

 

Expected results Expected results
  • Enhanced understanding on the Istanbul Conention and other gender equality standards in the Republic of Moldova across actors and sectors;
  • Increased capacity of national authorities to develop national legislation and policies in line with CoE standards on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, including the Istanbul Convention;
  • Increased multi-agency co-operation to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence;
  • Application of knowledge and skills on the Istanbul Convention and Council of Europe standards on gender equality by legal professionals and civil servants when dealing with cases of violence against women and domestic violence.
Duration Duration

1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023

Project publications and translations Project publications and translations
  • Translations

 GREVIO General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women - ENG / RON

 Articles 60 & 61 of the Istanbul Convention: Gender-based asylum claims and non-refoulement – ENG / RON

Contacts contacts

The project is implemented by

 the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit at the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division

 Marta BECERRA, Head of Unit

 Jenna LOGEAIS, Project Manager

together with the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau

 Emilia CEBOTARI, Senior Project Officer

 Elena SCURTU, Project Assistant