First National Conference on the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women with Disabilities in Moldova

Girls and women with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova face many obstacles when they try to exercise their Sexual and Reproductive rights. Very often they are stigmatized, discriminated, and forced to make decisions about their private life, sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, their relationship with their partners and childbirth.

In the context of the International day of Action for Women’s Health in May 28, the Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) organizes the First National Conference on the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women with Disabilities in Moldova

 The purpose of this event is to discuss at a country level the problems faced by women and girls with disabilities in the exercise of their Sexual and Reproductive rights, to raise awareness among key actors about the need to improve the situation and to establish the next steps in order to make the necessary changes.

At the event we will have the participation of women with disabilities; representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, as well as from the Ministry of Health; representatives of UN agencies; representatives of organizations working in the fields of Sexual and Reproductive health, rights, disability and the media.

The event will take place on Monday, 29th of May 2017, from 10:00, at the Red Hall (Sala Roșie) in Summit Events & Conference Centre Complex, 49/3 Tighina St., Chișinău.

For further details, please,  take a look at the Agenda for the event.

An invitation is required in order to participate. If you want to know more details or have a great interest in attending the event, please contact:

Rodica Comendant, Director at RHTC
e-mail:, tel: 069139878

Ludmila Sîrbu, Project Coordinator at RHTC
e-mail:, tel: 060104002


Note: The estimated number of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova as of 2017 is 187,000 according to the MLSPF, of which 50% are women. On March 21, 2017, the RM reported to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities about the achievements in the field. On April 12, 2017, the UN Committee came up with a series of recommendations, among which was the recommendation to take measures to ensure the Sexual and Reproductive rights of people with disabilities, especially women.