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Interregional conference Womens Movement in Russia took place in Voronezh

Press Release,
April 12, 2010

Interregional conference Womens Movement in Russia: the Present and Socio-Political Prospects and the meeting of the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement in Russia will take place in Voronezh on April 9, 2010. The conference marked the 10th anniversary of the Voronezh regional movement Womens Unity.

Co-organisers of the conference were the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement in Russia and the Russian Academy of State Service.

About 300 participants from Russia and Ukraine participated in the conference. The speakers were deputies of the State Duma Elena Mizulina and Elena Vtorygina, head of the south-east railway Anatoly Volodko, director of the Voronezh branch of the Russian Academy of State Service Eugeni Podvalny and other.

Co-Chiars of the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement Natalya Dmitriyeva and Natalya Ivanova spoke about the tasks of womens movement and its influence on social policies.

According to Galina Mikhalyova, Chair of YABLOKOs Gender faction and Co-Chair of the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement, the political tasks of womens movement are in lobbying of the law on the state guarantees of equal rights and opportunities of men and women, as well as outreach campaigning and joining the efforts with non-profit organisations and civil initiatives protecting civil rights.

The conference adopted a resolution stressing the achievements of womens movement in Russia and the task of consolidation of all the organisations of womens movement for constructive participation of women in modernisation of the country.

See also:

Womens Movement

 

 



Press Release,
April 12, 2010