• Oct 20, 2011
    The Moldovan government’s draft anti-discrimination law would provide a range of important protections, but it should be broadened to include gender identity. The proposed law, which would provide protection on the basis of sexual orientation, is to be discussed in parliament shortly.
  • Feb 16, 2010
    Burkina Faso and Moldova ratified the convention banning cluster munitions on February 16, 2010, the final two ratifications needed for it to become binding international law. The convention will now enter into force on August 1, 2010.

Moldova

  • Oct 17, 2012
    The U.N. Human Rights Council recently passed a resolution on “traditional values of humankind” as a vehicle for “promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.” It sounds innocuous, but its implications are ominous. Indeed, it is an immediate threat to the rights of many vulnerable groups – including women and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people. And it flies in the face of the founding principles of universality and indivisibility enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Oct 20, 2011
    The Moldovan government’s draft anti-discrimination law would provide a range of important protections, but it should be broadened to include gender identity. The proposed law, which would provide protection on the basis of sexual orientation, is to be discussed in parliament shortly.
  • Feb 16, 2010
    Burkina Faso and Moldova ratified the convention banning cluster munitions on February 16, 2010, the final two ratifications needed for it to become binding international law. The convention will now enter into force on August 1, 2010.
  • May 6, 2007
    I write to protest the decision by Chisinau city authorities to refuse permission, for the third year in a row, for a peaceful demonstration by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Moldova. The Information Centre GenderDoc-M, an organization dedicated to the human rights of LGBT people in Moldova, planned such a demonstration for April 27 to support the adoption of legislation barring discrimination of minorities, including discrimination based on sexual orientation. The demonstration was to be part of the “All Different, All Equal Campaign” of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, in celebration of diversity and tolerance.
  • May 6, 2007
    City authorities in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, should stop interfering with lesbian and gay rights demonstrations, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter to Moldova’s president, Human Rights Watch stated that both European and domestic laws guarantee freedom of assembly and freedom from discrimination for all.
  • May 18, 2006
    The mayor of Chisinau, Moldova must affirm human rights by overturning his ban on a lesbian and gay-rights demonstration, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • May 18, 2006
    Human Rights Watch writes in protest against your decision to refuse permission, for a second year in a row, for a peaceful demonstration by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Moldova.