Archive for 'Gender Faction'
Press release, 13.03.2017 Ismail Berdiev, a member of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Communities, who called for all women to undergo female genital mutilation, has won the Sexist of the Year 2016 award. He received 78.6 per cent of votes.
Press release, 09.03.2017 On March 8th, the International Women’s Day, YABLOKO’s Gender faction held a picket for equal rights and opportunities for men and women. Chair of the Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Youth Nikolai Kavkazsky participated in the action.
Press release, 09.03.2017 On March 8th, Yabloko Youth reminded the residents of Stavropol, South Russia, of the International Women’s Day history.
Press release, 07.03.2017 On March 8th, the International Women’s Day, YABLOKO’s Gender faction will hold a picket for equal rights and opportunities for men and women. Galina Mikhaleva, the leader of the faction and deputy chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, will take part in the action.
Press release, 03.03.2017 On 11 March, the 7th ceremony of the Sexist of the Year 2016 award will take place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow. The event will be held with the support from YABLOKO’s Gender Faction.
Press release, 20.02.2017 On Fabruary 21, head of the “No to Violence” project Anna Rivina will give a lecture on “What domestic violence is and were it begins” in YABLOKO’s office.
Decision of the YABLOKO Bureau 17.02.2017 The State Duma adopted in an urgent order, the Federation Council approved and the President signed the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code, which excluded even the very concept of domestic violence and a special responsibility for it from the Code. Responsibility for beatings of relatives was excluded […]
Press release, 17.02.2017 On February 17, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva and Deputy Chair of the faction Olga Radayeva had a meeting with head of the “No to Violence” project Anna Rivina and discussed the issues of further cooperation.
Press release, 12.02.2017 On February 12, activists of Moscow YABLOKO Youth and the Gender faction participated in a rally against the decriminalization of domestic violence. About 200 people took part in the protest action.
Liberal International, 09.02.2017 Building on the growing international coalition against Russia’s recently introduced legislation decriminalising domestic violence, LI Human Rights Committee Member, Rosemary Machua, has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to repeal a law, reminding the Russian state of its obligations under international law.
Liberal International, 02.02.2017 Chair of LI Human Rights Committee and LI Vice-President on the Bureau Markus Loening has spoken out over news that Russia’s Federal Council (the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament) has passed a bill decriminalizing domestic violence, calling on President Vladimir Putin not to sign the bill into legislation.
24.01.2017 On Friday the State Duma is going to adopt in second reading the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. This law marks a return to the “patriarchal despotism” and a permit to act in family in accordance with the slogan ” beating your wife is a sign of love”.
24.01.2017 Tomorrow the State Duma will consider in second reading a bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. The YABLOKO party – the only party in the country with a gender organisation – demands that the Duma should turn down the law and to adopt a special law on liability for domestic violence, as well as […]
Statement by YABLOKO’s Gender Faction 23.01.2017 The State Duma passed in the first reading the Law on decriminalization of domestic violence. There is no doubt that this dangerous law will be adopted. This means that the person beating his family members resulting in light injuries will not be charged with a criminal offense, but only […]
Stavropol YABLOKO conducted a protest action against the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence
Press release, 24.01.2017 On February 23, the activists of the Stavropol branch of YABLOKO conducted a protest action against the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. If the bill is passed, the person who beats his family members resulting in light injuries will not be charged with a criminal offense. Only administrative proceedings will be […]
Press release, 20.01.2016 On January 20, the activists of YABLOKO Youth and the Gender faction conducted a series of one-person pickets against a bill decriminalizing domestic violence. The action took place outside the State Duma. The bill suggests that the criminal charge of “battery within families” should be decriminalized and downgraded to the administrative offense. […]
YABLOKO Gender faction representatives participated in a conference of The Sisters sexual assault recovery centre
Press release, 29.11.2016 Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction, and Olga Radayeva, Deputy Chair of the Gender faction, participated in a conference conducted by The Sisters sexual assault recovery centre on “Violence against women: facts and strategies of counteraction”.
YABLOKO’s Gender faction gathered 43,000 signatures in support of The Sisters sexual assault recovery centre
Press release, 25.11.2016 Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction, and Olga Radayeva, Deputy Chair of the Gender faction, handed 43,000 signatures in support of the The Sisters sexual assault recovery centre to Olga Yurkova, Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.
Press release, 17.11.2016 On 16, November, the second seminar of the YABLOKO Party School was held. The School was organized specially for new members, this seminar was devoted to YABLOKO’s factions and their history.
The task of the state is to create conditions for increasing the birth rate, rather than prohibit abortion
Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 02.11.2016 The campaign on banning abortions which started and then subsided in 2011 has resumed with renewed vigor. A group of senators, including Elena Mizulina, Ekaterina Lakhova and Elena Afanasyeva introduced amendments to the law “On Circulation of Pharmaceuticals” prohibiting retail sale of medicinal products intended for medical termination of pregnancy. […]