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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: Do we need women in politics ?
Until recently, Russian legislators completely ignored the respective rights of women. Only in 1996, the Russian government approved a regulation "concept for the advancement of women in the Russian Federation." One of the strategic goals,...
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...
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Putting Gender Back on the Policy Agenda: Gender Equality and Political Participation in the Russian Federation
This article discusses the implications of unequal political representation and participation of women and men in the Russian Federation. It also describes the importance of including gender issues in the Russian policy agenda for achieving true...
Thursday, April 26, 2007
CEDAW Assessment Tool Report for the Russian Federation
This report analyzes Russia's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Russia's implementation of each of the provisions specified in CEDAW through two types of analyses: an...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Gender Equality and Extension of Women's Rights in Russia in the Context of the UN Millennium Development Goals
This report analyzes the current situation in Russia with regard to different forms of gender inequality. It identifies key policy areas towards achievement of the third Millennium Development Goal, with respect to the specific Russian context. It...