Millennium Development Goals are almost universally shared global vision on an improved world by 2015, in which, among other progress, women shall be empowered at central and local level, while gender disparities in income distribution shall be considerably reduced.
The objectives of this study are to:
i. briefly present the national context on promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women,
ii. highlight and analyze the role of the associative sector and private sector in achieving MDG 3,
iii. provide examples of best practices of gender approach in the civil society and the private sector activities, and
iv. develop recommendations to enhance the contribution of associative and private sectors in achieving the MDGs by 2015.
The Study begins with an overview of MDG 3 in the context of the Republic of Moldova and current trends in the field, followed by two chapters that consider the involvement of civil society and the associative sector in achieving MDG 3, and ends with the main conclusions and recommendations to optimize and streamline the work of the NGOs and businesses, as well as bibliographical sources.