OSCE and Austria will share best procedures on women's support shelters
The fate of victims of domestic violence will be on the OSCE Mission to Moldova’s agenda on July 3-4 in Chisinau. According to a press release, OSCE together with the Office of the Austrian Attaché of Labor, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection at the Austrian Embassy will hold a workshop on supporting shelters for victims of domestic violence.
“Experts from the Austrian Women’s Shelter Network will share best practices on running women’s shelters, and present relevant legislation, practical procedures, challenges and multidisciplinary approaches in dealing with victims of domestic violence,” the press release shows.
The workshop is designed to gather Moldovan experts from Interior Ministry, Health, Education, Finance, as well as Labor, Social Protection and Family Ministry.
OSCE has been organizing some confidence-building workshops meant to strengthen the confidence and relations between the two banks of Nistru River - Moldova and Transnistria, its separatist region.
Transnistria is an internationally unrecognized entity proclaimed in Tiraspol on September 2, 1990, initially styled the Moldavian Transnistrian Soviet Socialist Republic. Currently known as the Moldavian Transnistrian Republic, this breakaway entity consists of a narrow strip of land (180 km by 32 km) nestled between the east bank of the Nistru River and the border of Moldova with Ukraine, on a small part of what used to be, between 1924 and 1940, the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1992 escalated a conflict between Moldova and Russia over this territory. A cease-fire was signed the same year by president of Russia Boris Yeltsin and president of Moldova Mircea Snegur. An agreement to withdraw all Russian forces from the trans-Nistrian districts of the Republic of Moldova was signed by Moldovan Prime Minister Andrei Sangheli and Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin in 1994. It stipulated that the 14th Army was to leave the Republic of Moldova within three years, but the agreement was never ratified by the Duma, Russia’s legislature.