THE CAMPAIGN
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RESOURCES
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About domestic violence
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Council of Europe recommendation
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Analytical study on the effective implementation of Recommendation Rec(2002)5 on the protection of women against violence in Council of Europe member states
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Stocktaking study on the measures and actions taken in Council of Europe member states (2006)
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Final Reports on National Campaign action carried out within the framework of the Council of Europe Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence

Thematic areas of the Blueprint

1. Legal and policy measures

    - You are expected to provide information on revised and/or new legislation adopted to prevent violence against women, protect the victim and punish the perpetrator or any initiatives taken to this extent.
    - On of the good achievement of mentioned Campaign in the Republic of Moldova was the adoption of Law on prevention and combating Family Violence on 29 February 2008 (published in Monitorul Official Nr.55-56 of 18 March 2008). Law included protection order (new tool for legal system in Moldova)

      During the last year Campaign was focused on Draft law advocacy.

2. Support and protection for victims

    - You are expected to provide information on the adoption of new measures and revised measures to protect and support the victim (services offered for victims) or any initiatives taken to this extent.
    - Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child in cooperation with civil society (Gender-Center) and financial support of UNFPA initiated on the beginning of 2008 the mapping process of services addressed to domestic violence in Moldova. Moldovan experts started the elaboration of documents addressed to referral system in DV - on the basis of minimum standards for violence against women support services (December 2007) elaborated in the frame of Campaign.

3. Data collection

    - You are expected to provide information on the improvements concerning the collection of statistical data, both on conducting population-based surveys as well as collecting administrative data or any initiatives taken to this extent.

According to legal system Ministry of Internal Affairs was responsible for statistical data collection (indicators: murder, hard corporal lesion, easy corporal lesion). In November 2007 evaluation of data collection and reporting on Domestic Violence in the Republic of Moldova was realised (UNFPA support). In 2008 Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child in cooperation with civil society (Gender-Center) and financial support of UNFPA initiated the project Development of an integrated information system for domestic violence in the Republic of Moldova as part of an integrated approach to managing domestic violence. This project aims to develop an Integrated Information System as part of an integrated approach to managing gender-based and domestic violence in two pilot rayons, contributing to the broader output of strengthened institutional capacity in the respective regions to ensure effective prevention, monitoring, protection and support systems addressing gender-based violence.
According to new Law on Family Violence the national Integrated Information System will be created.

4. Awareness Raising

    - If you have run or are planning on running a national Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence, developed within the framework of the Council of Europe Campaign and its aims and objectives, you are invited to include information on its main focus, slogan as well as main activities and Campaign website if possible. In addition, you are also expected to provide information on other awareness raising activities.

During two years awareness raising activities, including the information and materials about the Council of Europe Campaign, were focussed on the period of “16 Days Campaign”. In the frame of mentioned above Campaign many activities were organised: round table, workshops, TV show, Radio spots, press-conference etc. All activities were addressed to Advocate the Draft Law on prevention and combating Family Violence.
Council of Europe Campaign was very important advocacy instrument for Draft Law promoting.
In March 2008 the representatives of Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child, of civil society and Director of Council of Europe Bureau organised round table on National Radio focussed on Council of Europe Campaign.

National Plans of Action

Furthermore, please identify whether your government has adopted and/or implemented a National Plan of Action to combat violence against women, including domestic violence during the course of the Council of Europe Campaign.
In 2006 the National Plan on Promoting of Gender Equality in the society for 2006-2009 was adopted. One of the objective of this Plan is addressed to preventing and combating violence against women, children and men.
In June 2007 the Monitoring of implementation of above mentioned Plan was realised by Ministry of Social Protection, Family and Child in cooperation of civil society organisations (Gender-Center, Political Club 50/50 and others), with support of OSCE Mission in Moldova.
In November – December 2007 the Monitoring of implementation of National Action Plan on Human Rights for 2004-2008, Chapter “Women’s rights: prevention of Domestic Violence” and ublic hearing in the Moldovan Parliament was organised, with the support of UNDP/Moldova. The Council of Europe documents on Domestic Violence was mentioned in this Raport.
All this actions contributed to advocated the Draft Law on prevention and combating Family Violence.

Assessment of the impact of the Council of Europe Campaign

The Task Force will partly base its assessment of the impact of the Council of Europe Campaign to combat Violence against Women, including Domestic Violence on the following indicators. Please respond by ticking on the boxes.

    1. Is any and every act of violence against women criminalised in your country?

    YES ■ NO q

The Law on prevention and combating Family Violence was adopted in February 2008 by the Parliament of Republic of Moldova

2. Is violence committed by a partner or former partner punished more severely than violence among strangers (eg. gender based violence as such or the abuse of power will be considered an aggravating circumstance)?

    YES q NO ■

But, according new Law on prevention and combating Family Violence in cases of domestic violence will be applied the protection order (more drastic that old legal provisions).

3. Are victims enabled to seek justice in a human manner (eg. specialised courts on domestic violence, specialised units within the police, the public prosecutor or the judiciary)?

    YES q NO ■

In the Republic of Moldova the victims of DV have the possibility to addresses the DV cases to police / to prosecutor / to judiciary / to Center of Human Rights.
In Moldova do not exist specialized institutions addressed specifically to domestic violence.

4. Does a national emergency 24/7 help-line exist free of charge for victims of domestic violence in your country?

    YES ■ NO q

In the frame of police system exist free of charge special phone-line 902 for emergency cases, including domestic violence. All phones are registered and referred to police officer.

In the frame of NGO shelter “Casa Marioarei” (in the capital) exist hot-line for victims of domestic violence

5. Have safe shelters been set up for victims of domestic violence in an adequate ratio in your member state? 1

    YES ■ NO q

In the Republic of Moldova exists one shelter for victims of domestic violence (NGO) in the capital Chisinau.

The government are in the process to analysis the possibilities for new services addressed to domestic violence cases.

6. Is administrative data being collected on victims of domestic violence?

    YES ■ NO q

According to legal system Ministry of Internal Affairs was responsible for statistical data collection (indicators: murder, hard corporal lesion, easy corporal lesion).

After the adoption of new Law on prevention and combating Family Violence (February 2008), the Government will focuses the effort on creation of an
integrated information system for domestic violence in the Republic of Moldova

7. Is domestic violence considered as a human rights violation to be addressed in your legal system?

    YES ■ NO q

Note 1 The Blueprint of the Council of Europe Campaign recommends a ratio for one place in a woman’s shelter per 7.500 inhabitants.