The Head of the EU Delegation in Chișinău, Janis Mazeiks, Welcomed the Decision of Moldova to Join the States that Ratified the Istanbul Convention
The head of the European Union Delegation in Chișinău Janis Mazeiks welcomed the decision of Moldova to join the states that have ratified the Istanbul Convention and mentioned that with the implementation of the conditions of the treaty, women and girls from Moldova will become a stronger part of society.
Message posted on Facebook by Jani Mazeiks:
“I welcome Moldova in joining the community of states that have ratified the Istanbul Convention. This is the first legally binding instrument on preventing and combating violence against women and girls at the international level. It establishes a comprehensive framework of legal and policy measures for preventing such violence, supporting victims, and punishing perpetrators. The Istanbul Convention requires criminalizing and legally sanctioning different forms of violence against women, including domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and psychological violence. With this, I believe that women and girls in Moldova will become stronger and even more active part of the society,” it is mentioned in the message posted by the head of the EU delegation in Chișinău.
The Parliament approved on Thursday, October 14, the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). The deputies of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists did not participate in the voting procedure.