Our donors and benefeciares

  • STIMUL

    The NGO Stimul was created in 2006 in the city of Ocnita (North region of Moldova), with the aim of protecting women’s rights and offer services of assistance to women in vulnerable situation and their children. It is also conducting informative and educational activities. The NGO Stimul participates in the efforts undertaken within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking and it has been cooperating with IOM Moldova since its creation in 2006.

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has provided support to the IOM counter trafficking programme, decisively contributing to the consolidation of the National Referral System in Moldova, which is currently known to be one of the best practices in the region.  Since 2014, SDC has also financed the programme “Moldova Making the Most of Migration“, under which one project is run by IOM together with the Bureau for Diaspora Relations (BRD) and aims to engage Moldovan migrants in their homeland’s development. SDC also supported a project with the overall objective to enhance Moldova’s human capital and currently finances the IOM-UNDP Global Joint Project “Mainstreaming of Migration into Development in Moldova” which makes the government and its partners develop a holistic approach to migration and development. Since 2011, SDC has funded IOM Moldova projects worth of 1,967,400 USD. 

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

  • Terre Des Hommes (TDH)

    Terre Des Hommes (TDH) Moldova is an NGO, which is part of the International Foundation Terre des Hommes and is active in Moldova since 2004. Their aim is to achieve the fulfilment of children rights through the improvement of the child protection system in the country. TDH is active in following three fields: 1) consolidation of the child protection system and protection of children in vulnerable and at-risk situation; 2) protection of children affected by the negative effects of migration, whether being in Moldova or abroad; 3) reduction of risks connected to discrimination and abuse that children suffer during legal proceedings and implementation of programmes and services for underage offenders.

    Terre Des Hommes (TDH)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. Since 2002, the IOM mission to Moldova has been conducting immigration health assessment for USA The purpose of the migration health assessment is to determine if medical conditions or mental disorders exist that would make the applicant inadmissible: a) need to be followed up after resettlement, b) require the applicant to receive long-term institutionalization or maintenance income provided by the U.S. government after resettlement that is to become a public charge.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • The Centre for Assistance and Protection of Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in Chisinau (CAP)

    The Centre for Assistance and Protection of Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in Chisinau (CAP) was created in 2001 by IOM Moldova and since then has continuously been supported by IOM. In 2008, the CAP became a public institution under the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family and is now a key element within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking. The CAP offers accommodation, besides a wide range of rehabilitation and reintegration services. Thanks to the wide experience gained through their daily work, the staff of the CAP is often delivering trainings and capacity building sessions for NRS stakeholders, especially at district and local level.

  • The General Police Inspectorate (GPI), the Centre for Combating Trafficking in Persons (CCTiP), the Centre for Combating Cyber Crimes (CCCC)

    The General Police Inspectorate (GPI), the Centre for Combating Trafficking in Persons (CCTiP), the Centre for Combating Cyber Crimes (CCCC) are at the frontline of the fight against trafficking and prosecution of criminals in Moldova. IOM and IGP, especially through the CCTiP, constantly exchange information and cooperate to identify and rescue victims of trafficking. IOM supports the IGP, CCTiP and CCC through technical support and capacity building activities for enhancing law enforcement agencies’ skills in investigation of trafficking cases, identification and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking. A rights based and victims’ centred approach are embedded in all activities jointly implemented by IOM and the IGP

    The General Police Inspectorate (GPI), the Centre for Combating Trafficking in Persons (CCTiP), the Centre for Combating Cyber Crimes (CCCC)

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFA)

    Trafficking in human beings is very often a transnational crime and many victims are exploited abroad. IOM is constantly working with the Moldovan MFA, Moldovan embassies and consulates in countries of transit and destination in order to identify and rescue victims, and facilitating their return when it can be safely done and when the victims consider this to be the best option. IOM has furthermore provided technical support and expertise to the staff of the MFA and consular offices. IOM and the MFA have also been cooperating to create and improve return mechanisms for migrants in a vulnerable situation, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children through the establishment of bilateral agreements with countries of destination.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFA)

  • The Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF)

    The Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF) is one of IOM’s main partners at institutional level, which take part in the fight against human trafficking. In 2006, the MLSPF together with IOM launched the National Referral System (NRS) for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking, which represents a comprehensive system of cooperation between various Government institutions, international organizations and civil society to assist and protect victims of trafficking. IOM coordinates all counter trafficking activities together with the MLSPF, making sure that its projects’ objectives and activities are in line with national objectives and priorities stated in national action plans, strategies and other relevant documents.

    The Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF)

  • The Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM)

    The Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM) is a non-profit and non-commercial organization that coordinates directly with Moldova’s Ministry of Economy, making it a public institution. ODIMM was established in 2007 to promote entrepreneurship, support access to finance and provide services for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). ODIMM is tasked with matching grants from remittances, supporting the establishment of SMEs and organizing business training programs.  IOM and ODIMM have partnered in particular in recent years with the launch of the PARE 1+1 programme, but also in setting up the “Business Portal” website: a key platform for those who would like to develop their own businesses in Moldova. 

    The Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development  (ODIMM)

  • The Permanent Secretariat to the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

    The Permanent Secretariat to the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (PS) is one of IOM’s main partners for the implementation of counter-trafficking activities in the Republic of Moldova. The PS was founded in 2011 with the aim of coordinating the activities of prevention and combating trafficking in human beings, as well as cooperating with public authorities, international and inter-governmental authorities, agencies and representatives of the civil society. The PS also monitors the level of implementation of the anti-trafficking legislation. IOM coordinates all counter trafficking activities together with the PS and supports the PS in the implementation of its duties and making sure they are in line with national strategies and objectives.

    The Permanent Secretariat to the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

  • UK Home Office

    Since 2014, IOM mission to Moldova has been authorized by the UK Home Office to conduct the United Kingdom Tuberculosis Detection Programme (UKTBDP). IOM conducts screening of the applicants and issuance of certificates according to the UK Department of Health Protocol. UKTBDP involves pre-departure testing of tuberculosis for individuals who intend to apply for a UK visa for longer than six (6) months. 

    UK Home Office

  • US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)

    Since 2013, the US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has co-financed a project on migration management. INL is currently funding another project with the objective to contribute to strengthening the capacity of the Government of Moldova in combating and preventing irregular migration and transnational crime. In total, since 2013 INL has financed IOM projects worth of 571,000 USD within the migration management field. The INL also funded counter-trafficking activities implemented by IOM Moldova: donating 1,000,000 USD since 2011 only. During these years, INL has provided financial support for the enhancement of investigative and prosecutorial skills of the law enforcement and the justice sector in the frame of six different projects.

    US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)

     

  • Veritas

    The NGO “Veritas” is active in the Odessa Region (Ukraine) and provides direct assistance services to victims and potential victims of trafficking in persons, including assistance before and during the repatriation process. The staff of the Veritas has a longstanding experience the counter trafficking area and is a valuable resource for the functioning of a transnational referral mechanism in the region. IOM has been successfully cooperating with Veritas since 2009, helping Moldovan citizens (especially children) identified in the Odessa oblast and needing rehabilitation and return assistance. 

  • VFS Global

    Since 2013, IOM has been operating Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Moldova in partnership with privately owned company VFS Global. CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in Moldova. 

    VFS Global

  • Women’s Initiatives

    The NGO Women’s initiatives has been working since 2010 in the field of reintegration support to victims of trafficking in persons and domestic violence. Thanks to Women’s Initiatives’ work, beneficiaries living in the Transnistria region receive the same package of assistance as on the right-bank of the Nistru River – including social, psychological, medical and legal assistance according to individually developed plan of reintegration. With the support of IOM, psychologists and social workers have received specialized trainings to improve their skills in the provision of assistance to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Women’s Initiatives and IOM have been cooperating in the counter trafficking field since 2010.

    Women’s Initiatives

  • Women’s Law Centre

    Women’s Law Centre is a non-governmental organization created in 2009 in order to ensure that a gender approach is embedded during legal proceedings and law implementation. Aiming at achieve equality between men and women in public life as well as in the family environment, the Women’s Law Centre offers a series of services free of charge, which include: provision of counselling and information on women’s’ rights and legislation, support and counselling in cases of domestic violence or whenever women’s rights are violated or threatened, legal assistance during proceedings. 

    Women’s Law Centre