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Ungheni joined activism campaign against gender-based violence

11:57 | 03.12.2021 Category: Regional

Chisinau, 3 Dec. / MOLDPRES /- Ungheni city hall has joined 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign to raise awareness, along with other community factors, about the issue of violence against women and children, as well as a broader mobilization to eliminate this gap in company.

In Ungheni, the campaign was inaugurated through a public discussion on the role of local authorities in combating violence against women at the local level, an event that is part of the project EVA - Promoting gender equality in Cahul and Ungheni districts, funded by the European Union.

The Pro Ungheni Volunteers Group also organized a flashmob to raise awareness about violence against women.

"As the topic is Color the world in orange: eliminate violence against women now, the young people of Ungheni made the orange present in their flashmob", indicates the Ungheni City Hall. At the same time, the City Hall is working on the budget for 2022 and claims that "it pays more attention to gender mainstreaming in this strategic document, in order to meet the needs of all groups of citizens and eliminate persisting gender stereotypes."

This is the second year in a row that Ungheni City Hall has joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In the previous year, in order to launch a very clear signal on the need to eliminate violence against women, the Grigore Vieru Square in the center of the municipality was illuminated in orange for a month.

The international campaign runs annually on 25 November -10 December since 1991.

Photo: Ungheni City Hall

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