Free legal aid helps women forge ahead in AlbaniaAnila is one of 700 women who has received free legal aid and counselling services from the Civic and Legal Initiatives Centre. Each year, this centre provides free legal aid and representation in courts to around 120 vulnerable women across the country.
Tajikistan: From reconstruction to developmentNearly twenty years after the end of its brutal civil war, Tajikistan has been able to avoid total collapse and seems to be enjoying levels of development not seen since the Soviet era.
Georgia: Achieving Electoral DemocracyUNDP’s election support has focused on three major components of credible elections: qualified electoral administrations, improving electoral legislation and informing and involving voters.
Zero tolerance for domestic violence in AlbaniaEstablished with the assistance of UNDP and supported by other UN Agencies in Albania, the system has proved instrumental in providing multidisciplinary services to domestic violence survivors in 27 municipalities across the country.
In Moldova, learning to fit inFor the past three years, a partnership between UNDP and the EU has been working in Moldova to support people with disabilities.
I will never hold a weapon againWith the region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, the problem of small arms and light weapons (SALW) remains a serious threat. While no precise figure on illicit weapons circulation in the region exist, experts estimate it be in the millions.
Moldova: A hospital where patients get well fasterThere’s no reason for joy when one ends up in a hospital, much less if that hospital is delapidated. Unfortunately, this is how most hospitals in Moldova look: the buildings are old and in dire need of repair, the bathrooms are miserable, and the wards have walls with the paint coming off. The Rybnita hospital in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova was no exception.