Chisinau – Opening Doors campaign attended the EU-UN-CoE-OSCE-Moldova Human Rights Dialogue with Experts stressing the importance of mainstreaming children’s rights onto the agenda of such meetings and how deinstitutionalisation is a matter of preventing human rights violations.
Lina Botnaru, CCF Moldova Advocacy Officer and national coordinator of the Opening Doors campaign attended the EU-UN-CoE-OSCE-Moldova Human Rights Dialogue with Experts on 27 November. At the preparatory meeting with EU institutions Opening Doors campaign submitted recommendations to emphasize the human rights violations children are subjected to in Moldovan institutions.
After acknowledging the progress made by child protection reforms in Moldova, Opening Doors campaign presented concerns with regard to the lack of implementation of the deinstitutionalisation strategy without approved action plan or budgetary support. The delays of deinstitutionalisation reforms are severely affecting children with severe disabilities and children 0-3 year old. We have also asked the Government to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the Orhei institution of boys.
The main recommendations and conclusions will be finalized by EU representatives and circulated by the Moldovan Government in the next weeks.