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Sexual Violence Laws in Eurasia: Towards a Consent-based Definition

Sexual Violence Laws in Eurasia: Towards a Consent-based Definition

Sexual Violence Laws in Eurasia: Towards a Consent-based Definition

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Through our research, we know that sexual violence laws around the world are falling well below international human rights standards in both how their legislation is written and implemented.  

Our recent report,’ Sexual Violence Laws In Eurasia: Towards A Consent-Based Definition,’ examined legal provisions relating to sexual violence in five Eurasian countries –, identifying the need for improvement, particularly in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Though the law has recently been strengthened in Ukraine and Moldova, problems persist with how provisions are being administered. 

Join us on Wednesday, May 3, at 11 AM (UTC) to learn more.

Join our expert panel event to hear about the challenges and ways forward for the consent-based definition of rape from experts across the region, including Equality Now’s Eurasia Regional Representative. 

Moderator: Tamar Dekanosidze, Eurasia Regional Representative, Equality Now


  • Halyna Fedkovych, Legal Advisor, Centre Women’s Perspectives (Ukraine)
  • Iza Kasrelishvili, Lawyer, Rights Georgia (Georgia)
  • Dina Smailova, NeMolchiKZ (Kazakhstan)
  • Almat Mukhamejanov, NeMolchiKZ (Kazakhstan)
  • Mukhaiekhon Abduraupova, Lawyer, Positive Dialogue (Kyrgyzstan)

Please join us for this important conversation to learn more and share your views about how laws can be framed and interpreted to ensure justice for survivors of sexual violence.  

Language interpretation in English, Georgian and Russian will be provided.

You can register to join us online via Zoom.

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2023-05-03 @ 11:00 AM (UTC) to
2023-05-03 @ 01:30 PM (UTC)

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