Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association
2016 - 2019
The project aims to break down the systematic segregation, discrimination, and disempowerment of people with mental disabilities from neuro-psychiatric institutions that keeps them so vulnerably on the margins of society and thereby excluded from community.
The project will contribute to a sustainable economic and social development in Moldova through active involvement of civil society and other socio-economic actors with due consideration of Association Agreement and DCFTA. The project is implemented in partnership with the European Business Association, Center Partnership for Development, HelpAge International and the Center for Innovation and Social Development.
Main purpose of the project is to empower civil society organizations in ATU Gagauzia in order to enable them to monitor and influence development priorities on local and national level and to build bridges between civil society organizations and local authorities from ATU Gagauzia and other regions of Moldova.
Taking into account that local authorities are much closer to the citizen than other public institutions and may offer significant expertise not only in terms of service delivery (education, health, water, transport etc), building democratic institutions and effective administrations, but also as catalysts for change and confidence building between different parties, they can provide a long-term, country-wide vision on how to build inclusive societies as actors with the necessary political legitimacy and the capacity to mobilize other local actors. Therefore Jelgava District Council shows its will to exchange of experience with Cahul region in Moldova.
The project "Learning Democracy" is implemented by the non-governmental organisation "Municipal Youth Council of Hancesti" in partnership with non-governmental organisations "Orhidea" from Leova and "Lia Cimislia" from Cimislia. Three associations complement the efforts of the partners: rayonal newspapers Curierul de Hancesti”, “Business-Info” (Cimislia) şi “Cuvantul Liber” (Leova).
The geographical area of activities covers 60 villages from 3 regions of Moldova: Hancesti (20 villages), Cimislia (20 villages) and Leova (20 villages).
The project will provide the citizens of Moldova with balanced electoral information before and after the 2009 parliamentary elections. The citizens of Moldova, especially those in the regions and remote rural areas will gain access to broader electoral information, reflecting multiple points of view and broadcast in an impartial manner. Specifically, citizens will be better informed on contestants of the 2009 parliamentary elections and their electoral programmes, thus helping them to make informed decisions during the upcoming elections. Furthermore, citizens will be provided with voter and civic education TV programmes to learn about political cycles and political representation. This, along with post-election debates, will help citizens to demand more accountability from the elected political parties.
The project aims to contribute to the progressive prevention of the prevalence/incidence of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment by strengthening the National Preventive Mechanism in compliance with the UN CAT/OPCAT requirements and through an overall national human rights protection and promotion system. The action provides for a Human Rights-Based Approach, connecting “duty bearers” and “rights holders”, and for a systemic approach towards the identified priority development area. It focuses on strengthening the institutional capacity of the newly created NPM and Ombudsperson Institution/Centre for Human Rights and empowering its members to monitor the institutions with higher risks of occurrence of torture, to identify the cases and the victims of torture, as well as to report and raise awareness about the situation in this field. The project shall also aim at creating and fostering partnerships between NPM and specialised NGOs and public authorities, to ensure an effective response to cases of torture.
Assistance in the rehabilitation of the identified victims, as well as building awareness of the public about the mechanism and ways to prevent torture are an inclusive part of the proposed action.
The project aimed to raise awareness of the vulnerability of migrants’ families among policy makers and service providers at all levels, increase the capacity of civil society and state authorities to provide them with effective support, and enhance intergenerational links between older carers and children. The project collected direct evidence on the specific characteristics and needs of migrants’ families headed by older people, and particularly of multigenerational households, in 10 regions of Moldova. A network of older volunteers conducted community outreach activities through mini-grants to support vulnerable multigenerational households with older carers.
The overall objective “To contribute to the empowerment of Moldovan youth and Moldovan civil society so as to improve the socio-economic situation of young people in Moldova” highlights the fact that both young people themselves, as well as civil society, can influence the improvement of the socio-economic situation of youth in Moldova.
When socio-economic rights of young people are respected, their socio-economic situation will improve. It is important not only to empower civil society to stand up for these rights but also to empower youth themselves so they are more capable to fight for their own rights.
The project aims to contribute to poverty reduction, to develop and strengthen capacities and cooperation of NGOs and local authorities for better social reintegration and rehabilitation of women prisoners.
The project aimed is to alleviate all forms of neglect, abuse and violence against older women and men in the Republic in Moldova. Specifically, the project worked to 1) protect older people, with specific attention to older women, against domestic violence, neglect and abuse though strengthened support services; 2) mobilise the community and state authorities in the awareness raising, promotion and protection of the rights of older victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Public Association “Pro-Europe” European Center of Comrat
2018 - 2018
Overall objective of the project: Capacity building and activation of NGOs in Gagauzia to improve the ability to improve the lives of citizens in society, influence decision-making processes at the local and regional levels, through engaging in dialogue with the authorities and public institutions.