New phase of strengthening rights of vulnerable groups on left bank of Dniester launched
17:30 | 14.02.2023 Category: Regional
Chisinau, February 14 /MOLDPRES/- United Nations and Sweden today launched a new phase of the program to strengthen the human rights of vulnerable groups from the left bank of the Dniester.
The Programme, covering 2023-2025, will contribute to increasing the capacities of vulnerable groups to exercise their human rights, to improve the systems and protection mechanisms, as well as to promote the human rights culture on the left bank of the Nistru river. The budget of the programme is approx. 2.5 million dollars.
“Sweden will continue to support groups in vulnerable situations on both banks of the Dniester, with the view to stimulate an environment where human rights are promoted, protected and respected by all. It is our belief that peace, human security, human rights and fundamental freedoms are more than ever at core of our common resilience, development and prosperity. We are happy to continue our close partnership with the UN and together contributing to leaving no one behind,” said Katarina Fried, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova.
The Programme aims to strengthening the results obtained since 2019 in terms of boosting the capacities of vulnerable groups (people with disabilities, Roma community, people affected and living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of domestic violence, prisoners after release, youth, children in contact with the law) to enjoy their human rights, among others, through strengthening the Sustainable (Community) Development Platform, but also through supporting various civil society initiatives in the field of human rights.
In the previous stages of the Programme, with the support of the UN and Sweden, new services and social initiatives for vulnerable groups were launched on the left bank of Nistru. Only during 2019-2022, about 50 social projects were financed, worth about 1 million dollars.