Protection of women’s rights discussed in Lipetsk Region

28 June 2017

On June 28, meeting of the Expert Council under Commissioner for Human Rights on the protection of women’s rights was held under the auspices of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Lipetsk Region Valeriy Kuzovlev.

The central topic of the discussion was the implementation of the National Action Strategy in Favour of Women 2017–2022. Representatives of governmental authorities and public organizations of the region took part in the meeting.

According to the reports of experts, thanks to the opening of a new perinatal center, the infant mortality has significantly decreased in the region and positive results have been achieved in the fight against infertility.

In addition, the participants discussed the specifics of labor rights protection, the situation of women with disabilities, social assistance to citizens in difficult life situations, the representation of women in public authorities.

Following the speeches, the Expert Council adopted a resolution to improve the conditions for the preservation of the health of women of all ages, initiatives to consolidate anti-discrimination norms that guarantee equal opportunities for women and men in hiring, promotion and dismissal, legal and psychological support for women released from places of detention, as well as rendering assistance to public organizations in nominating women candidates as representatives of the structures of executive and legislative power at the federal and regional levels.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Lipetsk Region

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