Platform for Gender Equality launched the infographic “8 things you did not know about women in Moldova”, so as to persuade authorities to go beyond congratulations, and assume a firm commitment to address the issues faced by women in Moldova.
- In 2011, 63.4% of Moldovan women said they had been subjected to various forms of violence (physical, verbal, psychological, sexual) from their husband or partner in their lifetime.
- In 2015, 42.2% of Moldovan men believed that if a woman was raped, it means that she herself had caused the situation.
- The average salary for men is 12.4% higher than for women. In 2014, if women’s wages were to be equal to those of men, they had to earn an average of 7,620 MDL more.
- The share of women members of Parliament has not changed over the last 10 years. After the 2005 elections women represented 20.9% of MPs, while after the 2014 elections the percentage of women was 20.8%
- Women in Moldovan politics are much poorer than men. Even if in the 2014 elections the percentage of female candidates was 30.5%, their revenue constituted only 8.1% of the income declared by male candidates.
- In 2014, the average pension for men was 17% higher than the average pension for women. In Moldova, poverty increases with age, and two thirds of pensioners are women.
- Even if the law provides equal opportunities to both parents, 98% of people who use childcare leave are women. In Moldova, the duration of this leave is the longest compared to EU countries, and one of the most poorly paid.
- In 2005, just 50% of voters believed that Moldovan men are more capable of doing politics than women. In 2014 only 20% of respondents still consider this.