Groundbreaking initiative: A space for the children of employees of the National Public Security Inspectorate inaugurated

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) inaugurated a facility dedicated to the children of employees of the National Public Security Inspectorate (NPSI), the first of its kind in the Ministry of Internal Affairs system. 

In her opening speech, Secretary of State Daniella Misail-Nichitin emphasized the importance of a life-work balance for MIA employees, in particular in case of those who are in the front line. “We are determined to work towards creating more friendly work environments for employees. When the extended school hours and financial support from the municipality are reduced it is an absolutely necessary solution to ensure a balance between work and family life”, emphasized the Secretary of State.

By inaugurating this special space, MIA is committed to providing support for parents, enabling them to bring their children to a safe and dedicated environment while they are on duty.

The Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Katarina Fried, expressed appreciation for MIA’s initiatives in promoting a sound balance between professional and family life, reaffirming the support of the Swedish Embassy in similar projects. “Efforts to support gender equality are a priority for Sweden, both at national level and in our bilateral and multilateral relations. By recognizing the needs of working parents and by implementing family-friendly policies, companies as well as public institutions can create favorable environments with benefits for both sides – work-life balance is facilitated, and employers become more attractive and can retain staff more easily. We are pleased to see the newly renovated and equipped facilities at the National Public Security Inspectorate and hope that other institutions will follow suit”, her Excellency said.

Dominika Stojanoska, UN Women Moldova Country Representative, appreciated the efforts made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure a friendly working environment for all employees, emphasizing the importance of gender equality and support for families. “The room dedicated to children is crucial for parents working in the NPSI, having a significant impact on the employment and retention of women. In a society where women still feel constrained to choose between career and family life, this initiative is an important step in supporting them and encouraging other women to join law enforcement.”

The event also included a guided tour of the newly renovated facility, including dressing rooms for women and a special area for children. Beneficiaries, employees with parenting roles, were also engaged in discussions, expressing gratitude for this initiative.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will continue to develop initiatives that support life-work balance, thereby reaffirming its commitment to creating comfortable conditions for employees.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs extends its gratitude to UN Women and the Embassy of Sweden for their support in ensuring gender equality, the 2023-2027 National Program for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security, and ensuring the balance between women’s work/economic empowerment and family life.