DCM Julie Stufft Participates in Closing Ceremony of “Preventing and Combating Sexual Violence” Workshop

Workshop group photoDeputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft participated in the closing ceremony of the “Preventing and combating sexual violence” workshop organized by the NGO La Strada.

In Moldova, rape and sexual assault are among the least-acknowledged and least-reported forms of violence against women. According to some estimates, 70% to 95% of rape cases are not reported.

In her remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft highlighted the fact that: “Moldovan police, prosecutors, and the criminal justice sector, must understand the realities of rape and sexual assault, with society as a whole, and they must diligently investigate and prosecute the purveyors of these crimes, while supporting the victim’s rights.”