|Moldova responds uncertainly to UPR recommendations|
Moldova responds uncertainly to UPR recommendations
The government of Moldova provided it final responses to the UPR recommendations addressed to Moldova during the first review session in October 2011. Moldova readily accepted “easy” recommendations, but uncertainly reacted to the most difficult and challenging ones, notably the ones included into the Addendum to the Working Group report on Moldova (attached below). Responses to many of the “difficult” recommendations are very loose, misleading and inconsistent. This indicates that Moldovan government continuously demonstrated low commitment to human rights.
To note several such mediocre Moldovan “commitments”:
Ensure the representation of women in the state elective and administrative structures by establishing a minimum quota for women;
Accepted: The Moldovan Government will continue to support the representation of women in the state elective and administrative structures as stated throughout the Millennium Development Goals. Currently the Law on Equality of Opportunities for women and men is being assessed with the view to strengthening its implementation mechanism. Further legislative and administrative actions will be considered in this sense.
Comments: The Moldovan Government deliberately omitted the clause related to establishing of minimum quota for women, which hints that it commits to no such action. This approach fundamentally undermines the objectives of equal representation of women and men in state structures.
76.11. Support and develop education programmes and institutions for national minorities in their mother-tongue;
76.12. Maintain the network of pre-university institutions with access to education in minority languages in line with the recommendation by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the guarantees for the rights of ethnic minorities;
Accepted/in the process of implementation: The national legal framework foresees the creation of the necessary conditions to guarantee the respect of the right to education in minority languages. Pupils and students are provided with the right to choose the language of instruction at any level of education.
The structural reform was initiated in order to ensure the high quality of education process and to respond to the current demographic indicators. The streamlining of the pre-university institutions network is undertaken by the Public Local Administration with the consent of the Ministry of Education.
For 2011-2012 the network of pre-university institutions in the country includes 1456 institutions (schools, gymnasiums, high schools) of which 278 with access to education in Russian language and 81 mixed institutions.
Comments: The Moldovan Government deliberately omitted to address the issue of access to education in Ukrainian, Gagauz, Bulgarian, and Romani languages, reducing the response only to schools in Russian language. The issue is exactly in virtually no access to education in Ukrainian, Gagauz, Bulgarian, and Romani languages, spoken as first language in significant number of families in Moldova.
Ultima actualizare ( Joi, 15 Martie 2012 17:21 )
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Ziua internaţională pentru eliminarea violenţei împotriv a femeilor este sărbătorită anual pe data de 25 noiembrie, începînd cu anul 1981. Această zi are drept scop atragerea atenţiei fiecărui om la problema violenţei împotriva femeilor şi la necesitatea eliminării totale a acestui flagel. Conform datelor ONU în întreagă lume mai multe femei decedează din cauza violenţei domestice, decît din cauza cancerului, accidentelor rutiere şi războaielor. Fiecare a treia femeie de pe planetă cel puţin o dată în viaţă se ciocneşte cu violenţa.
În conformitate cu datele existente: 2 din 5 femei din Moldova, cu vîrsta cuprinsă între 16 şi 35 ani. cel puţin o dată în viaţă au fost supuse violenţei domestice; 1 din 4 femei cu vîrsta cuprinsă între 16 şi 35 ani în mod regulat este agresată verbal prin cuvinte ofensive, umilitoare şi necenzurate; 1 din 6 femei cel puţin o dată în viaţă a fost supusă bătăilor; 1 din 15 femei cel puţin o dată în viaţă a fost violată .