Domestic violence is a serious violation of human rights affecting millions of women in the world, representing the most widespread, underestimated and hidden form of violence against women, being a consequence of gender inequality, discriminatory social norms, stereotypes and impunity family aggressors. Being, more often than not, treated as a private problem, family violence has a major negative impact on individual well-being, manifested through psychological trauma, stress, financial costs, etc. At the same time, the economic and social development of the state is negatively affected, in particular, by considerable costs for medical treatment, loss of work productivity, police intervention in cases of family violence, the activity of courts and penitentiaries, etc.
This report represents an external and independent intermediate evaluation of the National Strategy for the prevention and combating of violence against women and violence in the family for the period 2018-2023, approved by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Moldova no. 281 of April 3, 2018, which is carried out in accordance with the provisions of point 74 of the Strategy and which contains an evaluation of the degree of achievement of the general objectives through the perspective of the assessment of the achievement of the progress indicators and the general objectives established in the Strategy. The interim evaluation also includes a number of conclusions and recommendations, which are to be taken into account in the process of drawing up the new action plan for the years 2021-2023.
Public Association “Women’s Law Center”, International Center “La Strada”, National Coalition “Life without violence in the family”, Chișinău, 2020
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