Child Rights Information Center (CRIC) – Moldova
Aisu Isacov is a young girl from Moldova who is very passionate about child rights and is very active within the Reflection Group in Moldova, where she is a member. From 12th to 18th of October 2018, participated in the European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) where she had the opportunity to meet with officials from the European Union and discuss challenges that girls from Moldova are facing and ways that politicians and responsible institutions can effectively address them. During this event, Aisu met with Josefine Emanuel-Brattberg, Gender FP and Coorperation Oficer for Georgia, Moldova and Neighbourhood Coress-Border Cooperation where
Aisu discussed about the challenges being faced by girls in Moldova and recommended to the European Union to allocate a budget for a public campaign against discrimination of girls, investing in teacher training and revision of school curriculums in order to add a gender sensitive approach. Ms. Emanuel Bratteberg showed her office’s willingness to address these issues by setting up a meeting between Aisu and the Gender FP from EU Delegation in Moldova. In addition, Aisu also met with three Members of the Parliament of the Green Group where she addressed the need for budget allocation for the protection and empowerment of the girls in Moldova.
Aisu saw her participation in EWAG as a great opportunity to voice the needs of girls in Moldova and raised awareness of the challenges being faced. Aisu stated that “(the) communication with authorities was friendly and interesting. This experience made me become even more aware about girls’ situation in my country and all other the world”. After the event, Aisu met with her child-led group where she disseminated the information with other members of the group and this led to a discussion on gender and stereotypes and the topic of gender equality was added to the CRIC OCD plan for 2019. For her engagement in these issues, Aisu was invited to take part in the General Assembly of the Moldovan National Coalition to share her experience and learning points from EWAG and address important issues that Moldovan girls are currently facing.