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A new decentralization policy in Moldova has explicitly addressed the needs of women

BY IN UN Women On 16-07-2012

Following two years of public debate and consultation, the President of the Republic of Moldova has signed into law a strategy to decentralize services and decision-making to its local public administrations, making them more accessible to Moldovans. The consultation process has marked a change in the government’s approach to women and other sidelined groups, by

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