Dear friends,

Established on 27 June 2007, the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) is a non-profit institution, made up of professionals who promote and defend human rights through monitoring and reporting, awareness-raising, strategic litigation and promotion of human right standards in policies and legislation.

IDOM is the only non-governmental organization that monitors the observance of the rights of persons kept in remand facilities, in psychiatric hospitals and in psycho-neurological boarding houses. Hence, it protects victims of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, and secures respect for and harnessing of human dignity.

For ten years, IDOM lawyers have helped many persons with psycho-social disabilities to recover their legal capacity, giving them the opportunity to live a fulfilled and independent life, in conditions of dignity and equality for everyone. In addition, we have started many legal actions for the recovery of assets of persons with intellectual/psychosocial disabilities who had been deprived of them upon their institutionalization and deprived of their legal capacity.

Over 2,000 persons living with HIV have received legal consultation or have been represented by IDOM lawyers before the authorities and courts of law to ensure the protection of their rights and freedoms. Thanks to IDOM, pregnant women living with HIV are entitled to give birth in any maternity hospital in the country, enjoying respect for the principle of equality and without being discriminated against.

Our beneficiaries are vulnerable persons, for instance, persons living with HIV, persons with intellectual/psychosocial impairments, victims of torture or of inhuman treatment, held in police custody, as well as the victims of medical malpractice. It depends on our help whether such persons are able to enjoy a sufficient level of protection.

If you want to bring your input into IDOM’s work, when you file your income declaration (CET15) with your territorial tax office, indicate IDOM’s fiscal code – 1016620000929. This will secure that the state designates 2% of the income tax paid by you for the protection of the rights of persons listed above.

Thank you for contributing to defending human dignity in our society!

Respectfully yours, Vanu Jereghi, Executive Director


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