MOLDOVA

Overview

Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), formerly known as Moldavia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government.

The capital city is Chișinău

Moldova declared independence on 27 August 1991, as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The current Constitution of Moldova was adopted in 1994. A strip of Moldovan territory on the east bank of the river Dniester has been under the de facto control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990.

Due to a decrease in industrial and agricultural output following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the service sector has grown to dominate Moldova’s economy and currently composes over 60% of the nation’s GDP. However, Moldova remains the poorest country in Europe.

IGFM Section Moldova

The International Society for Human Rights – Moldovan Section (ISHR-MS) is a non-governmental, non-profit public organization set up in 1998. On February 12, 1999, the ISHR-MS was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. At present, the ISHR-MS unites 115 members.

ISHR-MS mission

ISHR-MS defends and promotes human rights in the Republic of Moldova, using legal means and through carrying out activities, which promote greater awareness of human rights and monitor the way the human rights are ensured. Activities include civic education, legal consulting, and humanitarian aid for socially disadvantaged members of the population. ISHR-MS informs the national and international community about human rights violations in the Republic of Moldova.

The main goal of the ISHR-MS is to unite the efforts of the civil society in order to protect integral human rights and civil freedoms in the Republic of Moldova, to help people prosecuted for political, ethnic or religious reasons. The organization aims at supporting the idea of tolerance in all national and cultural problems, and it propagates mutual understanding among nations. ISHR-MS refuses to support or take part in any actions connected with a violent change of the Constitution or any violation of the territorial integration of Moldova.

The ISHR-MS has three main areas of focus: protection of human rights, human rights education, & humanitarian aid activities.

ISHR-MS principles
ISHR-MS seeks to promote international understanding and tolerance in all areas of culture and society. It is a non-profit organization, independent of all political parties, governments or religious groups. Our work is funded solely by donations. ISHR-MS helps people to protect and advance human rights and to educate youth on human rights and children’s rights.

ISHR-MS rests on the principle of transparency, free access to information and mutual cooperation with all NGOs, state and international organizations for human rights, as well as on tolerance, which provides equal involvement of everyone regardless of race, sex, nationality, religious beliefs or language.

The ISHR – MS considers poverty to be a strong negation of human rights. We strive for realization of human rights in every person’s life, here and now, in the Republic of Moldova. A big deed does not require many words but many small actions. They can be done by each person regardless of age, sex, education and social position.

Reports

Moldova, A “Hijacked” Country

By en: User: Anonimu, via Wikimedia Commons
Conflictzone: Transnistrien and Gagausien

News

Refugee children from neighboring Ukraine began their school year in Moldova

Refugee children from neighboring Ukraine began their school year in Moldova

As of September 19, 2022, 1,766 Ukrainian refugee children were enrolled in Moldovan schools and kindergartens for the 2022-2023 school year, including 1,169 students and 597 preschoolers. This is evidenced ...
More than 700 Ukrainian citizens have been employed in Moldova

More than 700 Ukrainian citizens have been employed in Moldova

At the beginning of September, the National Employment Agency received information from business entities according to which 746 Ukrainian citizens, mostly women, were employed in Moldova. Most Ukrainian citizens in ...
Prosecutors legalise million-dollar profits at weddings and christenings

Prosecutors legalise million-dollar profits at weddings and christenings

Prosecutors in the Republic of Moldova declare donations from relatives or friends to the LE in order to legitimise illegal income. This is evidenced by research data. It notes that ...
Ukrainian refugees and host communities from Moldova will have better access to justice

Ukrainian refugees and host communities from Moldova will have better access to justice

The initiative will support paralegal services by training more than 80 professionals who will strengthen their knowledge to assist refugees and asylum seekers. Mobile teams of social workers, psychologists and ...
Moldova is convicted by ECHR for ill-treatment and illegal arrests

Moldova is convicted by ECHR for ill-treatment and illegal arrests

It goes to ill-treatment, illegal and abusive arrests made by the prosecutor’s offices and judges of inquiry and to shortcomings related to the right to a fair trial, access to ...
Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Russia's war against Ukraine sparked a huge wave of solidarity in Europe, with governments and ordinary people rushing to help those fleeing the conflict. The UN estimates that more than ...
The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The Chisinau Municipal Centre for Refugees has received the third consignment of humanitarian aid from the German city of Mannheim. The donations, consisting of hygiene products such as detergents, nappies, ...
Blinken: Moldova does not yet meet minimum standards for eradicating human trafficking

Blinken: Moldova does not yet meet minimum standards for eradicating human trafficking

Moldova has been placed in the second category of countries trying to meet the standards set out in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). This was announced by US Secretary ...