Economic Council Working Group on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality at its second meeting

On October 25, the second meeting of the “Economic empowerment of women and gender equality” working group was held, organized by the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, jointly with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and UN Women Moldova.

During the meeting, the actions carried out from the road map for the economic empowerment of women were announced. Only four months after the launch of this document, 21 percent of the actions have already been completed and the rest are in the process of implementation.

Elena Maevski, ACEM Project Coordinator, during the meeting made a presentation of the electronics sector, voicing some of the difficulties which the sector faces.

“Elena Maevski claims that, according to a recent study conducted by UN Women, young women in Moldova are not at all interested in STEM and ICT fields. Largely from the stereotype that these professions are dominated by men. This while there is an acute shortage of personnel in all these fields, Elena Maevski also mentioned. For example, the number of women employed in the STEM and ICT fields is very small, only 31% of jobs in the sector and 19% of digital professions. Therefore, increasing public awareness of the image of women in the electronics sector is a must, as well as a mentoring program for girls and women in this industry, Elena Maevski also emphasized.”

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