Russia must address barriers to justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence - Equality Now Submission to Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 2017
Russian Federation - 62nd session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
18th September - 6th October 2017
The submission focuses on the continued violations of women’s rights in the Russian Federation. In particular, we respectfully highlight the Russian Federation’s urgent need to review and amend those laws, policies and practices that: pose barriers to the prevention of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and the provision of justice to victims of such violence; bar women from participation in certain areas of the labor market on the basis of their sex; and restrict the work of non-governmental organizations.
The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.