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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution promoting women at peace tables
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
How Belarusian women became a strong presence in anti-Lukashenko protests
Staring down a masked man with a rifle, standing alongside dozens of other women all linking arms in solidarity, Anastasiya Antoniuk was prepared to be taken to jail. The 26-year-old copywriter was taking part in a protest against the detention of...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Women rally across Belarus as thousands detained in post-election protests
Hundreds of women rallied across the capital of Belarus on Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that has left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the 26-year rule of the country's...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Belarus: Authorities threatening women political activists ahead of election
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka seeking re-election next month for sixth consecutive term. Activists threatened that their children will be taken into state custody, and with sexual violence. ‘These deeply disturbing patterns are no doubt fuelled by...
Friday, August 14, 2020
They might not win, but 3 women are 'giving hope' to Belarus with an unlikely presidential bid
Elections in Belarus are usually a boring, predictable affair. Often referred to as "Europe's last dictator," Alexander Lukashenko is normally crowned the victor in an event that has had the same outcome over his 26 years of iron-fisted rule. But...
Friday, May 31, 2019
UN names Russian diplomat to lead European HQ
Russian diplomat Tatiana Valovaya has been named the next director-general of the UN office at Geneva, making the former journalist the first woman appointed to run the world body's European headquarters. The appointment by UN Secretary General ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg
The 137 th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and related meetings will be held at the Tavrichesky Palace and the Parliamentary Centre in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from Saturday, 14 to Wednesday, 18 October 2017. The Assembly will...
Women's day in Russia
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...
Monday, March 02, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Questions Remain on Murder of Russian MP Galina Starovoitova 15 Years On
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gender gap still wide in Russian politics
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Russia's Orthodox leader says feminism is very dangerous
The head of the resurgent Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said on Tuesday feminism was a "very dangerous" phenomenon offering an illusion of freedom to women who should focus on their families and children. (We invite our users to read...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Russia's most influential woman
Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia (the upper chamber of parliament) Valentina Matvienko has been recognized to be the most influential woman in Russia for two years running. The list of the top 100 female figures in politics, culture...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Russian: Women Look for Greater Representation
Several women leaders are hoping for a higher representation in parliament after the December 2 elections than the present 10 percent. To read the full article, please visit the IPS News Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Russia: Russian NGO Honours Afghan Woman MP
Afghanistan woman member of Parliament, 30-year-old Malalai Joya, has been conferred the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award for her work in defending human rights. The award, set up in memory of Russian investigative journalist, Anna Poli-...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Russian Federation: career women aim at the 2018 presidency
Russia’s new public movement, which embraces the most successful of career women, is set on nominating a candidate who will win the 2018 presidential election.The movement’s leader Olga Kryshtanovskaya comments. "The share of women in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Russia: survey results on women in politics
The opinion poll was conducted on 16-17 July 2011 in Russia about the participation of women in politics. 1,600 respondents in 138 villages from 46 regions of Russian Federation participated in the survey.According to the survey, only 37 % of...

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