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Doina Gherman

Doina Gherman, Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration

Doina Gherman has served in the Moldovan Parliament since 2019, where she has championed efforts to promote women’s inclusion and protect survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. She is the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) Vice President, the Chairwoman of the Women’s Organisation of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) and the Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. 

Previously, Ms Gherman served as Chairwoman of the Committee on Human Rights and Interethnic Relations of the Moldovan Parliament.

Before entering Parliament, she worked as an inspector in Moldova’s Customs Service and taught Communication and Branding at the Institute of Education Sciences. Ms. Gherman earned a master’s degree in Management from the Moldovan Academy of Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from Balti State University. 

Ms Doina Gherman is one of the 2022 International Women of Courage Award recipients. 

She speaks Romanian, English and Russian.

Doina Gherman: “I am the Chairwoman of the PAS Women’s Organization, which allows me to do my part in empowering women. 

To my mind, we are all born equal and we all deserve equal opportunities, both men and women. I am proud to be among the co-authors of the draft law, which introduced the double quota system in 2019. As a result, 40 women entered the current Parliament – a record number for our country. 

It’s my firm belief that women have the right to live a life free of violence. That is why, I actively promoted the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, which finally became a reality in October 2021.”