October 2020 – June 2022
Project title:„Strengthening efficiency and access to justice in Moldova”
Project’s goal: WLC activities under this project will focus on improving access to justice for victims of domestic violence. It will contribute to:
– capitalizing on the expertise and good international practices in the field of forensic medicine in the part related to the interaction of the forensic medicine system with the victims;
– documenting cases of domestic violence;
– elaboration of internal procedures for the intervention of forensic doctors in cases of domestic violence;
– initiating the procedure for revising the Regulation on the forensic assessment of the gravity of bodily injuries.
Another component of the CDF intervention is the identification, validation and comparison of coordinated intervention practices of actors in the justice sector in cases of domestic violence. Aspects related to cooperation between actors from justice sector in Comrat, Cimișlia, Criuleni and Soroca districts will be analyzed. Based on the analysis, a series of recommendations will be formulated in order to ensure a more efficient coordination of the intervention in accordance with the international standards in the field.
At the same time, a practical model of coordinated response of the justice sector to cases of domestic violence will be proposed and promoted; the capacities of professionals from the four districts in applying the proposed model will be strengthened.
July 2020 – June 2021
Project title: „Strengthening Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence in Moldova”
Project’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of police officers to respond effectively to situations of domestic violence. In this sense, the Women’s Law Center will carry out, in partnership with the National Inspectorate of Public Security, training for employees working in the first line of intervention in cases of domestic violence. At the same time, informative materials will be developed for victims and potential victims of violence that will be distributed through the Police Inspectorates.
January 2021 – June 2021
Project title: „Protection from domestic violence”
The Women’s Law Center will provide a grant to strengthen the capacity of specialists within the NGO ”Женские инициативы”, which operates on the left bank of the Dniester. Representatives of the organization that provides support to victims of domestic violence (lawyer, social worker, coordinator of the specialized service) will undertake a documentation internship at the Women’s Law Center to understand the model of organization and operation of the specialized service for assistance to victims of domestic violence. ”Женские инициативы” will be guided in the process of elaborating its own activity regulation.
At the next stage, the NGO ”Женские инициативы” will carry out a series of activities in Grigoriopol district that will help improve the quality of services for victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence.
May 2020 – September 2021
Project title: „Capacity building of the justice and law enforcement sector representatives in the efficient application of domestic violence legislation”
Project’s goal is to enhance the capacities of national authorities’ representatives in dealing with cases of gender-based violence, having a sound knowledge of its complex nature, in order to ensure an effective protection of women and girls through a proper enforcement of the law. The trainings will support the Integrated training centre for law enforcement to include the gender dimension into the institutional training of the justice sector and law enforcement representatives.
June 2018 – May 2021
Project title: ”Ending Violence against Women”.
Project’s goal is to bring Republic of Moldova closer to the standards set out in the Council of Europe Convention on the prevention and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) by analyzing the compatibility of national legislation with the provisions of the Istanbul Convention and ensuring a coordinated response to cases of domestic violence.