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Civil Womens Forum took place in Moscow

Press Release
November 14, 2010

On November 12-14 Civil Womens Forum was held in Moscow within the framework of the 1st International Womens Festival Femme Fest. The Forum was organised by the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement in Russia.

The Council offered to the public representatives of non-profit organisations and state power bodies, journalists, academics and activists from different Russias regions Womens Post-Partisan Platform setting forth a number of specific demands connected with provision of representation of women in the bodies of power of all the levels, possibility to control adoption of political decisions via participation in the councils of power bodies, as well as a socially oriented federal budget.

The Forum also discussed the problems of combining family and carrier, traditional and new form of marriage and financial stability of families.

An open meeting of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children held within the framework of the Forum discussed legal problems and draft laws in the field of protection of family and children.

All the speakers stated growing discrimination of women in political, economic and social spheres and extraordinary situation connected with state guarantees for training and education of children and family support. The same assessment is also given in the Concluding Notes of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for 2010, which was presented by the UN Committee to the participants of the meeting.

YABLOKOs position was presented by Galina Mikhalyova, Co-Chair of the Council for Consolidation, head of YABLOKOs Gender faction, and Boris Misnik, Coordinator of YABLOKOs Political Committee.

Boris Misnik told that gender equality became an integral part of YABLOKOs programme and
partys life.

Photo: Boris Misnik

The world mainstream is demonstrating increase of the number of women at the key posts in all the public spheres, and especially in politics, on one hand, and rising importance of family roles for men, on the other hand. Russia demonstrates that is has been moving against the mainstream here, Galina Mikhalyova stressed in her speech.

Photo: Galina Mikhalyova


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Womens Movement



Press Release
November 14, 2010

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