Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Protection and Empowerment of Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence in Moldova”

September 22, 2008

  1. On the 22nd of September (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 3,451,763.70 US dollars (approximately 390.05 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Protection and Empowerment of Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence in Moldova” that will be implemented by the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the Republic of Moldova.
     
  2. The citizens of Moldova face difficulties such as wide spread poverty, high levels of unemployment, internal economical disparities, and inadequate public services, and the levels of respect for human rights including gender equality and establishment of rule of law still remain pressing issues to be addressed. These insecurity factors in the society adversely affect vulnerable women and children and their human rights are seriously violated due to domestic violence and human trafficking. This project aims to provide protection and assistance to victims of violence and trafficking as well as to empower communities and individuals to address the human security issues of human trafficking and domestic violence. The activities will include:
    • Protecting and assisting victims of human trafficking through establishing a fund to assist repatriation from destination countries, providing quality services at shelters, supporting reintegration by provision of grants and vocational trainings;
    • Protecting and assisting victims of domestic violence through providing quality services at shelters, supporting self-help groups of victims of domestic violence and providing education and counselling services to families;
    • Strengthening the capacity of government institutions and professional groups to improve their capacity to provide integrated support to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence;
    • Enhancing the capacity of communities and individuals to address the human security issues of human trafficking and domestic violence through community-led development processes such as organizing community meetings and supporting the implementation of 30 Community Action Plans (CAPs):
  1. This project is expected to reduce the violence against women and children in Moldova and improve the quality of life of Moldovan people.
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