Moldova’s National Anti-corruption Centre benefits from gender equality training with EU support
September 15, 2023

Moldova’s National Anti-corruption Centre benefits from gender equality training with EU support

Staff of Moldova’s National Anticorruption Centre (NAC) strengthened their capacities on promoting gender equality and non-discrimination, and fighting sexual harassment, bullying and gender-based violence in the workplace through a training delivered by the EU-funded EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk (12–15 September 2023).

This training is an important step towards more inclusive work, free from discrimination, across the Republic of Moldova. During two face-to-face sessions in Chișinău, 49 NAC staff members (32 men and 17 women) commended the sessions for opening up new perspectives, and providing a forum for in-depth discussions of gender issues in the workplace. The objective of the training was to deepen the knowledge, practical skills and professional competencies of NAC representatives in the field of gender equality, including on combatting sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and gender-based violence in the world of work. These will support NAC officials to better exercise their duties and ensure a public management based on the principles of gender equality. 

The training took place in the context of the approval of Moldova’s National Programme for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for the 2023–2027 period, and the impetus to advance non-discrimination and gender equality in the NAC’s activities.

Participants engaged actively in the training sessions. They acknowledged the importance of integrating gender equality principles into public management, and of including compliance with international and national legislation on non-discrimination and gender equality in the scope of the NAC’s responsibilities. They welcomed new material – and a new gender perspective on public management – as well as practical tools to help them perform gender analysis and gender-sensitive research. Participants expressed their willingness to continue collaborating with the EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk, especially on fighting sexual harassment, bullying and gender-based violence in the workplace. 

The training sessions on gender-sensitive research and gender-based analysis were delivered by the EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk’s national Senior Non-Key Experts, Valentina Bodrug-Lungu and Andrei Petroia. 

This training is part of ongoing support for Moldova by the EU4GenderEquality Reform Helpdesk project, funded by the European Union and implemented by Niras. The Reform Helpdesk aims to ensure effective and equal results for women and men across Eastern Partnership countries – including Moldova – by expanding the use of gender analysis in decision-making and reforms. The Helpdesk will continue supporting the Government of the Republic of Moldova on its path towards greater gender equality until the project is completed at the end of 2023. 

Learn more about EU support for gender equality:

EU4GenderEquality Reform Helpdesk

EU4 Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk – Factsheet

EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk’s support (2021–2022) for Moldova


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