Steps have been taken to introduce an automatic national register of cases of domestic violence, which is intended to collect comprehensive statistics from all the districts of the country. To launch the process of data collection, the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF) designed, with the support of UNFPA and the Government of Romania, the concept and statistics sheets to record cases of domestic violence for specialists in three areas - health care, social protection, and the police. The concept was approved through a Government Decision in September 2009.
The process of the up-scaling of the data collection to the national scale depends however on the mainstreaming of the domestic violence module into a larger data base on social assistance, which is currently being designed by the MLSPF, with the support of the World Bank, UNFPA, IOM, UNICEF, UNAIDS. Domestic violence will be envisaged in the data base along with other components such as social aid, child protection, HIV/AIDS, trafficking in persons.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Republic of Moldova to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010