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This report analyzes Russia's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Russia's implementation of each of the provisions specified in CEDAW through two types of analyses: an...

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This toolkit provides you with resources and ideas to help focus your efforts to fight domestic violence, sexual violence and trafficking and to give you a framework for action. It contains not only specific case studies of women across the globe,...

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This report analyzes the current situation in Russia with regard to different forms of gender inequality. It identifies key policy areas towards achievement of the third Millennium Development Goal, with respect to the specific Russian context. It...
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...

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Women's day in Russia
By Jillian Smith “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...

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This article discusses the implications of unequal political representation and participation of women and men in the Russian Federation. It also describes the importance of including gender issues in the Russian policy agenda for achieving true...

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Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...

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Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia (the upper chamber of parliament) Valentina Matvienko has been recognized to be the most influential woman in Russia for two years running. The list of the top 100 female figures in politics, culture...
The head of the resurgent Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said on Tuesday feminism was a "very dangerous" phenomenon offering an illusion of freedom to women who should focus on their families and children. (We invite our users to read...
Until recently, Russian legislators completely ignored the respective rights of women. Only in 1996, the Russian government approved a regulation "concept for the advancement of women in the Russian Federation." One of the strategic goals,...
Three women from the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, a ruling supporters described as his "personal revenge". The group's backers burst...
Three members of the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot are among the eight candidates nominated for the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The trio, who were imprisoned for staging a musical protest derogatory to President Vladimir Putin...
Afghanistan woman member of Parliament, 30-year-old Malalai Joya, has been conferred the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award for her work in defending human rights. The award, set up in memory of Russian investigative journalist, Anna Poli-...
The opinion poll was conducted on 16-17 July 2011 in Russia about the participation of women in politics. 1,600 respondents in 138 villages from 46 regions of Russian Federation participated in the survey.According to the survey, only 37 % of...
Russia’s new public movement, which embraces the most successful of career women, is set on nominating a candidate who will win the 2018 presidential election.The movement’s leader Olga Kryshtanovskaya comments. "The share of women in...
Several women leaders are hoping for a higher representation in parliament after the December 2 elections than the present 10 percent. To read the full article, please visit the IPS News Website.

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.” So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a landmark speech of her career. Despite Clinton’s...
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...