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Moldova, Republic of


Juvenile solitary confinement cells to be abolished in Moldova
CHISINAU, Moldova, 29 April 2010 – On an advocacy visit to Moldova this month, French Senator Robert Badinter, known for overseeing the abolition of the death penalty in France, called on the Moldovan Government to advance reforms in the country’s juvenile justice system.

Youth Media Centre provides training and confidence for young Moldovans
NEW YORK, USA, 9 February 2010 – Although it’s only six years old, the Youth Media Centre in Chişinău, Moldova already boasts some impressive numbers: The centre has trained over 1,500 young people; it currently puts out 75 school publications with a readership totalling 45,000; and it has produced more than 130 radio shows.

Young Moldovan’s film addresses need for reform of institutional child care
CHISINAU, Moldova , 7 December 2009 – Tudor Culeanu, 15, looked on with pride while his short film, ‘The Moscow Train’, was presented to delegates attending a high-level Conference on Child Care System Reform in the Moldovan capital.

Giving juvenile detainees the right to education in Moldova
CHISINAU, Moldova, 20 January 2009 – With support from the Swedish International Development Agency, UNICEF has recently launched basic education programmes for children at four preventive detention facilities in Moldova.

Moldovan children struggle to cope with their parents’ economic migration
CHISINAU, Moldova, 8 May 2007 – Horodiste is a small village in north Moldova with a population of about 1,500. No one knows the exact number because most of the adult inhabitants have left to look for work abroad.

Young Moldovan mother who survived trafficking struggles to recover
CHISINAU, Moldova, 26 March 2007– Beaten throughout her childhood in Moldova, Ana, now 21, left home in despair at the age of 12. As a result, she became a victim of trafficking.

Susan Sarandon presents children’s programming honours at International Emmys
NEW YORK, USA, 21 November 2006 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Susan Sarandon presented an award for children’s broadcasting at the 34th International Emmy Awards gala in New York last night.

Moldovan youths ‘act out’ with the Social Theatre Initiative
CHISINAU, Moldova, 21 November 2006 – A group of strangers watches silently as a 15-year-old girl is pressured into drinking vodka and doing drugs.

Lack of jobs in Moldova leaves children without parental care
RUBLENITA, Moldova, 17 October 2006 – At least 500,000 of Moldova’s 3.6 million people have left the country in search of work. Left behind are an estimated 150,000 to 270,000 children without either a mother or a father, and around 40,000 who are separated from both parents.

Media projects help Moldovan youth offenders
LIPCANI, Moldova, 11 October 2006 – The Minors' Penitentiary in Lipcani, Moldova looks like – and is – a harsh place. It is the only youth penitentiary in the country.

Children lead bird flu prevention campaign in Moldova
CHISINAU, Moldova, 22 September 2006 – Like many children in Moldova, Anne-Maria, 8, looks after her family’s chickens as part of her daily chores.

Spreading education and hope in Moldova.
NAPADOVA, Moldova  - Until a year ago Marina, age 15, thought she would always feel alone. “I thought that if I fell, nobody would stretch out a hand. If I should disappear, nobody would miss me….”

Moldova: New options for disabled children
On 5 October UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre will release their latest report, entitled ‘Children and Disability in Transition in CEE/CIS’. The report examines the situation of children in the CEE/CIS region who have a variety of disabilities.

Protecting vulnerable children growing up without parents
CHISINAU, Moldova, 27 September 2005 – In Moldova it is estimated that one of every seven adults have left the country in search of work elsewhere. For many of the children they’ve left behind, a faded photograph pinned to a wall is the only reminder children have of their parents. The day their parents left – promising them a better future – was often the last time they saw or heard of them.

Violence Against Children: UNICEF creates support network in Moldova
CHISINAU, Moldova, 28 June 2005 – UNICEF-supported efforts to reform Moldova’s approach to child protection are part of a global drive to protect young victims of abuse. The issue will be highlighted at the Consultation on Violence against Children in Europe and Central Asia, set to take place in Slovenia in early July.




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