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07 Nov 2009
‘Moldpres News Agency’ reports that the Prime Minister chaired the meeting of the national committee for combating human trafficking during which he said fighting and preventing human trafficking is a priority for the new government...
16 Oct 2009
‘Allmoldova’ reports that La Strada in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication issued a 4.5-lei-stamp for October 18th, European Day against Trafficking in Persons. The stamp was printed in 50,000...
25 May 2009
The OSCE website reports that the OSCE held a three-day seminar on identifying, assisting and protecting human trafficking victims. Participants discussed how to best use the National Referral System, which was adopted by the Moldovan government in...
30 Apr 2009
BBC reports that Romanian President Basescu – in what they call an ‘unusual tit-for-tat move” after Moldova re-introduced visa requirements for Romanians – offered Romanian passports to approximately 1 million Moldovans who...
18 Apr 2009
The declaration of Romanian President Traian Basescu saying that his country would give Moldovans an individualized fast-track to Romanian citizenship made big noise in the European newspapers. Some, like the ‘Daily Star’, made it clear...
22 Mar 2009
According to the Council of Europe website, Moldova has amended its family code, in order to prohibit corporal punishment of children. Every child in Moldova has now “the right to be protected against abuses, including corporal punishment by...
29 Jan 2009
According to the latest figures, number of domestic violence cases decreased in 2008, though mainly institutional framework needs to be supported and further developed to deal with child abuse cases in Moldova. One six month long regional...
29 Jan 2009
Comments: According to the Radio Free Europe, after the arrest of one adoption official in Moldova two weeks ago, President Vladimir Voronin has proposed to ban the adoption of Moldovan children by foreign couples. In another article from the...
22 Jan 2009
The ‘Press and Journal’ reports that a charity in Aberdeenshire is launching a series of safe houses in Moldova where orphaned teenage girls can stay and get an education and escape being trafficked. The organisation has been leading...
17 Jan 2009
The ‘United Nations Office at Geneva’ reports that the Committee on the Rights of the child reviewed the periodic report of the Republic of Moldova. In his presentation the Minister of Social Protection, Family and Child put an emphasis...

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