Women of action: Leading in crisis

Four generations of women refugees from the same family from Odessa, Ukraine have found shelter at the Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Domestic Violence in Moldova, established in 2020 with UNDP support.
Refugee families celebrate Easter at the Regional Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Domestic Violence in Gagauzia (left and centre). Children play at a Refugee Accommodation Centre in Gagauzia, Moldova (right). Photos: UNDP/Ioana Creitaru
The UNDP-supported Regional Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Domestic Violence in Gagauzia has offered available space to refugee mothers with young children. Photo: UNDP/Ioana Creitaru
Volunteers prepare Easter gifts for refugees, coordinated by Moldova for Peace at Moldova Film warehouse. Photo: UNDP/Ioana Creitaru
Tatyana, a refugee from Odessa, Ukraine, now works at a sunflower oil production plant in Balti, Moldova. Photo: UNDP Moldova
A young refugee mother and her 1-year-old baby volunteer to make Easter gift bags for other refuges. She said, “I am here now, and I am safe. This is the least I can do, help other refugees as myself to find a bit of joy this Easter.” Photo: UNDP/Ioana Creitaru
Nargiz, left, joined Mizuho (middle) and myself (right) under the SURGE Experience initiative where newly trained SURGE Advisors are paired with experienced ones to gain crisis experience. Photo: UNDP/Ioana Creitaru

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