Japan's government to provide 268,000 dollars for women of Moldova
14:57 | 04.06.2020 Category: Social
Chisinau, 4 June /MOLDPRES/ - The government of Japan will provide 268,700 dollars for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) of Moldova for the protection and backing of women, as well as for overcoming the challenges women are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a press release released by UN Women, the most vulnerable women in the context of COVID-19 in Moldova are migrant women who returned home, those from rural areas, women from under-represented groups, elderly ones, pregnant women and mothers who suckle children, lonely women who maintain their families, disabled women, women living with HIV and the ones who survived gender-based violence and are placed in shelters with limited access to essential services, including medical assistance.
Officials statistics shows that one out of five women from Moldova gets to be employed in the informal sector and a bigger share of women are employed in the services’ sector (57.8 per cent). Women dominate also the sectors which are seriously hit by quarantine and social distancing measures, such as trade (54.9 per cent), hospitability sector (71.4 per cent) and education sector (81.9 per cent). Besides, many women are the principal housekeepers and are often financially dependent on men in families.
„Over 300 women and girls and their families will benefit from UN Women’s initiatives of empowerment, due to the contribution provided by the government of Japan,’’ an acting representative of UN Women Moldova, Peterson Magoola, said.