The Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", in partnership with the Lithuanian Embassy in the Republic of Moldova, launches the initiative to promote women's success stories in the economic and social field at the national level "Regional development through equal involvement". The project aims to support regional development by encouraging women's social and economic activities and integrating gender equality into local communities in the Republic of Moldova.
"The involvement of women in the economic and social life of communities is vital for a harmonious regional development, where each person has equal rights and opportunities. And international practice shows that societies where women are actively involved in social-economic life, through business development, job creation or social initiatives, are prosperous and economically sustainable societies", said Diana Enachi, project manager.
The project consists in identifying, promoting and appreciating women's success stories in the economic and social spheres, in order to make visible the successes of women from all regions of the Republic of Moldova by ensuring equal rights and opportunities for everyone. The project, which has the format of a contest, will make known the experience and outstanding results of women, will stimulate the motivation to produce innovations and changes in the community and will give the participating women the public recognition of the economic and social successes.
In this respect, a contest will be launched within the project, where those women entrepreneurs with at least a year's experience or the leading women at the local level who have succeeded in bringing about the change in the community through their example and involvement, will have the chance to apply. Later, the best success stories will become the subject of a publication and will be awarded in a prize ceremony.
There will be also days of open doors, online posters that promote women's success stories and other actions designed to help ensure genuine and equal participation of women in the country's regional development.
The project "Regional development through equal involvement" is due to be completed by October 2019, during which the two partner institutions will strengthen their efforts to raise awareness about the active role of women in the regions of the Republic of Moldova.
According to statistics, in 2017, of the total number of Moldovan businessmen, 72.5% were men and 27.5% were women.
For more information about the project, contact Ana-Maria Veveriţa, Communications Officer, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (0 22) 221844.
The project "Regional development through equal involvement" is implemented by IDIS "Viitorul" in partnership with the Lithuanian Embassy in the Republic of Moldova, with the financial support of the Lithuanian Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme. The project aims to support regional development by encouraging women's social and economic activities and integrating gender equality into local communities in the Republic of Moldova.