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Moldovan premier visits centre for rehabilitation of violence survivors from Gagauzia autonomy

15:19 | 06.05.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 6 May /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita today visited the centre for rehabilitation of violence survivors, opened in the south Moldova Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia in 2020. The institution has 10 employees and provides social services, consultations and accommodation; 58 women benefited from assistance during one year and in the last period the centre has received more than 100 refugees.    

According to the government’s communication and protocol department, up to 20 people can be concomitantly accommodated at the centre during up to six months – women and children, who are supplied with separate chambers, endowed with everything needed. Also, the centre has a room where the residents can spend their free time, as well as a play chamber for children. The institution is adapted also for people with disabilities and a community centre is at the ground floor of the building, meant for women and men from disadvantaged groups, as well as for people who need counseling or support.   

At the same time, to carry out awareness raising activities in more settlements of UTA Gagauzia, a mobile unit of the Centre was set up, which provides support to dozens of people in the prevention and combating of gender violence, as well as employment of women from disadvantaged groups.

Natalia Gavrilita noted that the extension of the services provided at the Centre was important also in the context of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. ‘’We must speak more about the problem of domestic violence, as well as to provide efficient solutions for the prevention and combating of this phenomenon. We should actively get involved, in order to protect people at risk and provide them with every support they need,’’ the PM said.       

According to the deputy head of the Executive Committee of UTA Gagauzia, Olesea Tanasoglo, the opening of the Centre gave possibility to provide assistance to all women who need this. ‘’We are aware that there are more people who need help; therefore, we will extend the services in continuation. We provide services not only to the residents of UTA Gagauzia, but also to those from neighbouring settlements,’’ Olesea Tanasoglo stressed.        

To arrange the centre, the authorities of UTA Gagauzia made available a building, which underwent capital repair, with the overall contribution of the UTA Gagauzia’s Executive Committee being of about 85,000 dollars. At the same time, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the Korea Republic, allocated financing worth 90,000 dollars. The resources were earmarked for renovating the building, creating the infrastructure, as well as multi-disciplinary teams for providing services.        

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