"Youth Voice" Regional Campaign

Republic of Moldova

Regional Workshop on Global Citizenship Education

A regional advocacy workshop on Global Citizenship Education for 30 youth leaders from Eastern Europe was held in Chisinau, from 3 to 6 May 2016.

“Youth Voice” Campaign updates from the Republic of Moldova

In the period of 28 July- 20 August were held 5 public discussions on the topics: Health, Education, Employment and volunteering, Non-discrimination and Environment. Young people had a great opportunity to work together with experts from different fields and to discuss top problems and solutions which were proposed by youth. Many young people came from different towns to express their opinions regarding youth problems. They have appreciated the interest of ministries’ representatives to support them in the future. Moreover, youth initiatives were described by the representatives of ministries and experts, as a necessary mobilization to make young people’s voices heard. Some young people’s opinions are listed below: 

Why should youth become a priority for the Government?

During November 2014 – September 2015, UNFPA in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova and youth organizations conduct the Regional Campaign “Youth Voice – Decide the future development priorities!”. The campaign complements the global and national efforts aiming the consultation with the population regarding the sustainable development goals, which will be adopted during the UN Summit in New-York on 25-27 September 2015 with the participation of the Government of Moldova.

“Youth Voice” National Advocacy Campaigns – Summary

The “Youth Voice” Regional Campaign was launched in October 2014 and gathered 80 organizations from 23 countries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Overcoming gender discrimination through building leadership skills

The gender system has a great impact on the on world today. It can be approached from different perspectives. For example there are countries where the basic human rights of women are not respected not to mention their reproductive rights. Women are discriminated by the society that surrounds them, in this case by their husbands, fathers, and brothers and generally by men. They get married at a very early age because their fathers decide so, the children they give birth to are considered to be “property” of their fathers; if the child is a girl she is discriminated just like her mother. Women are not allowed to express their opinions and to participate in the social life. They are supposed to undertake heavy physical work. In this situation their health is absolutely neglected. They are afraid to admit that they have health problems, because then they would have to visit a doctor. Most of the times they are ashamed to talk about their problems, and they prefer to endure the situation. The reproductive health of these women is extremely precarious. There are cases when women are not allowed to use methods of contraception as this is against their religion.

“Generation without HIV starts with me”, World AIDS Day activities

In Moldova various activities were organized to celebrate the World AIDS Day, under the slogan “Generation without AIDS starts with me”, such as:

·         informative seminars

·         trainings for young people

·         spread of information

·         flash mobs

·         charity concert

Resources from the Republic of Moldova

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I gained problem solving skills that I used to dream about

I am a student and I am 16 years old.

A year and a half  ago, I became the volunteer of the  “Initiative Generation” Social Community. I have heard about this organization from my best friend. Telling the truth, I expected nothing extraordinary from this organization. But still I came to the decision of joining. “Maybe it will work” – I was thinking at that moment. And very soon this idea became reality.

I became the girl who wanted to change the world for the better

“He who is moved to help others neither by reason nor by compassion, is rightly styled inhuman, for he seems unlike a man.” (Baruch Spinoza)

There is no bigger happiness than that of seeing gratitude in the eyes of a stranger. Especially when you know that you caused this feeling. I had the chance to be a part of that myself.