SITUATION IN RUSSIA

  • 127 countries have domestic violence laws, but not Russia
  • Protection orders are provided in the penal code of 124 countries, but not of Russia.
  • Russia is among 18 of the world's worst countries when it comes to laws protecting women's rights
  • Russian women are more likely to fall victim to domestic abuse than suffer from violence outside of the homeoutside
  • Russian police will ignore domestic violence reports unless the woman is physically assaulted with a knife
  • At the beginning of 2017 domestic beatings were decriminalized in Russia

STATISTICS

  • More than 16 millions women suffer from domestic violence in a year
  • 38% of women in Russia were exposed to verbal domestic violence throughout life
  • 20% of women were exposed to physical abuse throughout life
  • 10% of victims appeal to the police
  • Alcohol increases the likelihood of domestic violence in Russian households
  • Women with an incomplete secondary education are twice as likely to suffer from domestic abuse than their educated counterparts
          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM'S STORIES
          WHY A SEPARATE LAW IS NEEDED
          Operation of the existing legislation does not cover domestic violence restraint, prevention, does not allow protecting victim before doing injuries, preventing a murder, committed at home, as the police does not have legal reasons for getting inside the house and apprehending the criminal.

          The Law defines "a domestic violence" and its types as well as allows the police to prevent crimes relating to spouses, children, close relatives, close partners...
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          WHY A SEPARATE LAW IS NEEDED

          Operation of the existing legislation does not cover domestic violence restraint, prevention, does not allow protecting victim before doing injuries, preventing a murder, committed at home, as the police does not have legal reasons for getting inside the house and apprehending the criminal.

          The Law defines "a domestic violence" and its types as well as allows the police to prevent crimes relating to spouses, children, close relatives, close partners.

          The Law introduces the system of protective instructions, while executing which the abuser is isolated from the victim, the aggressor is prohibited to approach the victim, his/her place of work, residence, place of often visit, but not when the beaten victim wearing slippers, holding his/her phone runs outside in tears and does not know what to do next.

          Nowadays based on our laws, the victim shall prove himself/herself that he/she is a victim, herewith no free legal support is provided for him/her and the abuser is provided with a free lawyer for our taxes! The state protects abuser more than victim. If the Law is adopted, victim will be protected by the state and the police but not the victim himself/herself will begin to collect evidence.

          The Law introduces exact abuser handling measures: anger handling programs, restrictive measures to prevent repetitions of violence.

          The Law introduces a complex system for preventive measures in order to stop violence already at the early stages but not when the victim could already be killed by the abuser.

          SUPPORTED BY MORE THAN 460 000 PEOPLE
          SUPPORTED BY
          MORE THAN 460 000 PEOPLE
          STAGES OF PASSING THE LAW
          1
          Finalisation of a bill
          2
          Legal assestment of the bill by bodies of authority
          3
          Introduction of the bill in the State Duma
          4
          Prior review of the billby the Committee
          5
          Consideration of the bill in the first reading
          6
          Consideration of the bill in the second reading
          7
          Consideration of the bill in the third reading
          8
          Passage of the bill in the Federation Council
          9
          Presidential approval
          SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
          INITIATORS OF THE CAMPAIGN
          We demand to adopt the law on domestic violence prevention
          Alena Popova
          The co-author of the bill on domestic violence prevention, a lawyer,
          the creator of women mutual aid network – Project W
          Mary Davtyan
          An advocate,the co-author of the bill on domestic violence prevention
          Aleksei Parshin
          An advocate,the co-author of the bill on domestic violence prevention
          Victoria Dergunova
          An advocate, the co-founder of civic movement "Parents' Rights", the author of family law bills
          Anna Rivina
          Candidate of Juridical Sciences, the head of Nasiliu.net project
          Marina Akhmedova
          The writer, journalist, deputy editor-in-chief of "Russian Reporter" magazine
          Tatiana Orlova
          The psychologist of Victims of Violence Crisis Center, the co-founder of Association "For violence-free family"
          © 2017 We demand to adopt the domestic violence law
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