Country Republic of Moldova
Year 2018
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

With the support of civil society organisations, a Denim Day Moldova campaign to raise awareness and promote zero tolerance for sexual violence against girls and women, entitled ‘There is NO excuse for rape’, was launched in 2018. Thus, several ambassadors accredited in Chisinau, development partners, Government and CSO representatives have addressed consistent messages to the Moldovan MPs, specialists in victims’ assistance, civil society and to the victims of sexual abuse themselves. The campaign has put important items on the public agenda, such as: fighting stereotypes and myths that fuel the ‘rape culture’, such as the idea that it is better to shut up, hide and forget rape than to embarrass yourself, encouraging victims to ask for help, non-judgment of victims, educating children about respect for their own body, respect for others intimacy and personality.

Source of Information

Republic of Moldova's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.38