Russia Gives Green Light to Domestic Violence

The Russian parliament

The White House in Moscow that serves as the seat of the Russian parliament. Photo: Kirill Vinokurov, Flickr.

Of: Lisa Elamson and Maria Ricksten

The Istanbul Convention is a legal framework that seeks to prevent and combat violence against women. In Russia, where it is estimated that 14,000 women die every year as a result of domestic violence, the signing and ratification of the Convention is an urgent matter. But instead, last year Russia chose to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence.

December 10, 2018, Article, English, Magazine