The regional Partnership for Good Governance II project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries” is supporting national beneficiaries in the Republic of Moldova to collect disaggregated data on discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes.
The project produced a report mapping the current data collection in place and made recommendations for improvement. It offers expertise and capacity building for improving the harmonisation of data collection methods.
These activities will also support the implementation of the latest European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) monitoring report on the Republic of Moldova, which explicitly recommends putting in place a consistent disaggregated data collection system.
The collection of disaggregated data will provide a coherent, integrated view of discrimination and hate crime, by recording the specific bias motivation of racist and homo/transphobic hate crime (hate speech and violence) reported to the police as well as the follow-up given by the justice system. It is also recommended that this data is made available to the public.
A similar methodology will be proposed in two other countries of the project, namely Ukraine and Armenia. Through this type of activities, the PGG II project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries” aims to improve the application of anti-discrimination legislation and its monitoring and to build public awareness among the general public and vulnerable communities of existing redress mechanisms to discrimination, hate speech and hate crime.
The Partnership for Good Governance II is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe; and implemented by the Council of Europe.