Project to help women in difficult circumstances being implemented in St. Petersburg

20 December 2017
Project to help women in difficult circumstances being implemented in St. Petersburg

On December 20, a helpline and online consultations for women who found themselves in a difficult life situation began to work in St. Petersburg.

The project is being implemented within the framework of support of non-profit organizations by the Fund-Operator of presidential grants for the development of civil society with the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, in order to prevent domestic violence, poverty, social exclusion and orphanhood.

During 2018 in the office of the St. Petersburg Commissioner, «mutual aid groups» will be held monthly for the participants of the project. The results of the detected violations monitoring will be presented to the Advisory Council under the Commissioner and will be included in a special report on the situation of women.
Free legal, psychological and emergency assistance is provided to victims of domestic violence, victims of trafficking, unlawfully dismissed persons, who have not received proper social benefits and alimony, as well as women and their children who found themselves in other difficult circumstances.

Adapted from the press service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg

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Agreement with regional Civil Registry Office signed in Chelyabinsk Region

Agreement with regional Civil Registry Office signed in Chelyabinsk Region

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On December 20, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova and Chairperson of the State Committee for Civil Registry Affairs of the region Lyudmila Roerich signed an agreement on cooperation.

Irkutsk Commissioner helped in restoring applicant's housing rights

15 December 2017

Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin received an appeal from Citizen S. who complained about the eviction from the accommodation which she and her grandmother moved into in 2011 with the agreement of the Irkutsk administration, but without the necessary documents. At that time they occupied the controversial residential premises as fire victims: in 2003 their house burned down, and in 2004 the family was given only a room as a temporary living place. However, in 2017 the Irkutsk administration put forward a demand to S. and her family for eviction from the occupied apartment without providing other housing.

Meeting of public assistants of regional Commissioner took place in Tatarstan

Meeting of public assistants of regional Commissioner took place in Tatarstan

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On the eve of the International Human Rights Day, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan Farid Mukhametshin met with public assistants of the regional Commissioner, representatives of human rights organizations, scientists and experts.

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