|Country||Republic of Moldova|
|Year||2018 - 2023|
|Type of Measure||Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women|
|Form of Violence||Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence|
The National Strategy on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence 2018-2023 and the Action Plan on its Implementation 2018-2020 were the first Government approved policy document in the area of domestic violence. The Strategy builds on the approach centered on the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Policy Integration) and aims at ensuring a systematic approach to the violence against women, including domestic violence, in order to tackle this phenomenon and ensure an effective response of law enforcement bodies in cases of violence. The Strategy focuses on informing the public about the severity of this phenomenon, promoting zero tolerance to all forms of violence, fighting gender stereotypes and preconceptions, improving the legal and regulatory frameworks by aligning them to the international standards, implementing good practices, new tools and mechanisms in order to increase the efficiency of stakeholders working with the victims of domestic violence, strengthen the institutional mechanism and multi-sectoral cooperation, including by improving the capacities of the professionals in the field and developing a range of specialised services for the victims of domestic violence.