Moldovan Parliament Adopts New Domestic Violence Law
Friday, March 2, 2007 9:24 AM

On March 1, 2007, the Moldovan Parliament adopted a new domestic violence law. The Moldovan Draft Law on Prevention and Combating Domestic Violence marks an important step in Moldova’s effort to address domestic violence. It provides for an order for protection, greater inclusion of NGOs in preventing and combating domestic violence, and recognizes the security of victims as a basic principle.

Several groups, including The Advocates for Human Rights, provided comments and suggestions on the draft law. The Advocates worked closely with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to transmit these comments to the Parliament and conduct advocacy on the law's passage.