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High Commissioner took part in "Women Against Violence" conference

07 December 2017
High Commissioner took part in "Women Against Violence" conference

On December 7, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova spoke at the International Conference «Women Against Violence» organized by Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Tatiana Potyaeva within the framework of the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence international campaign.

Addressing the conference, Tatiana Moskalkova stressed the importance of the problem of domestic violence in Russia and the need to take a number of measures to combat violence against women.

The High Commissioner called on all those who are not indifferent to this problem to unite for the development and adoption of a law on combating domestic violence.

"I urge us, women, to consolidate the provision on the need to develop and adopt a law on countering domestic violence in the resolution of our conference. It is necessary to enshrine in law the state’s obligation to finance those centers, which are now organized by volunteers, people who are not indifferent to the human grief, and collecting donations in order to support women emotionally, psychologically and physically. They have already justified themselves, and the state only has to legislate this and give the possibility to finance these centers from the state budget," Tatiana Moskalkova said.

In addition, the High Commissioner stressed the need to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).

"This Convention has absorbed all the ideas that were incubated and committed to publicity by Russian society. And most of the states of the Council of Europe have signed and ratified it. I do not see any dangers, obstacles for us to join the Council of Europe’s voice on this issue," Tatiana Moskalkova said.

The High Commissioner also proposed to open a hotline on the problem of domestic violence in order to have a visual picture and understand the extent of this phenomenon throughout the country.

At the end of her speech Tatiana Moskalkova expressed her hope that the conference will contribute to creating conditions for full and equal participation of women in all spheres of life, their social well-being and prevention of violence against women, including domestic violence.

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