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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"13.6% in the parliament of Russia are held by women" (para 4).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"While noting the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue that the bill on domestic violence is currently undergoing a second reading in the parliament, the Committee is concerned that cases of violence against women are underreported, given that they are considered a private matter, and that victim protection services, such as crisis centres and shelters, are insufficient" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"(b) Recently adopted legislative and policy measures aimed at restricting women’s access to abortion, namely the pre-abortion counselling and mandatory waiting periods of between 48 hours and 7 days before abortion services can be provided" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that article 5.62 of the Code of Administrative Offences prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, but is concerned at the absence of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law addressing all aspects of direct and indirect discrimination, as well as intersecting forms of discrimination, against women, in line with the Convention" (2). "The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are among the root causes of violence against women and expresses its concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory stereotypes and negative traditional attitudes. The Committee notes with concern that the media persistently convey stereotyped and sometimes degrading images of women...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts at the regional and international levels to combat trafficking in persons, including through the conclusion of bilateral and multilateral agreements, but is concerned at: (a) The absence of a national action plan on trafficking, as well as of a coordinating body and the lack of coordination among the relevant State structures; (b) The lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating to trafficking in women and girls and on support and rehabilitation programmes for victims" (6-7).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the high prevalence of violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence, in the State party and the lack of statistics disaggregated by age, nationality and relationship between the victim and the perpetrator and of studies on its causes and consequences. While noting the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue that the bill on domestic violence is currently undergoing a second reading in the parliament, the Committee is concerned that cases of violence against women are underreported, given that they are considered a private matter, and that victim protection services, such as crisis centres and shelters, are insufficient" (5). "The Committee also...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the State party’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports, in 2010, the State party has acceded to the following international instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2013; (b) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2012" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in political and public life, in decision-making positions, in particular in the State Duma and the Federal Council, in ministerial positions and in the diplomatic service, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of adequate measures, including temporary special measures, and insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates, which impede the effective participation of women in political life" (7). "The Committee notes that the Russian Federation is a party to the Minsk peace agreements and to the protocol to the first Minsk agreement, which are aimed at the cessation of hostilities between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in political and public life, in decision-making positions, in particular in the State Duma and the Federal Council, in ministerial positions and in the diplomatic service, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of adequate measures, including temporary special measures, and insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates, which impede the effective participation of women in political life" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Federal law on employment, which prohibits job advertisements containing requirements of gender, age and marital status, in 2013, and the adoption of a number of measures aimed at assisting pregnant women and women on maternity leave" (1-2).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to further reduce the high abortion rate by reinforcing barriers to access to safe abortion services and the ‘Give me life’ campaign. It remains concerned that abortion continues to be used as a method of birth control owing to the lack or insufficient availability of modern contraceptives" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The Committee also notes with concern that gender-based violence against women in the domestic sphere is not taken into consideration by courts when ruling in cases of child custody and visitation. The Committee is further deeply concerned at the regulation of family relations in the northern Caucasus, where the concept of "ownership" of the father over his children continues to reign, leading in practice to situations in which women lose any contact with their children after divorce" (12).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the adoption in 2011 of a federal law on free legal assistance, but notes with concern the absence of an effective complaint mechanism for women to claim their rights and of information on the number of court cases of discrimination against women. It remains concerned that, since the consideration of the State party’s previous reports, in 2010, the Office of the Ombudsman has received no complaints of gender-based discrimination. It is further concerned about reported barriers that women are facing when they seek justice, including social stigma and negative stereotypes, lack of awareness of their rights and about limited knowledge of the Convention, the Optional Protocol and...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the national machinery for gender equality includes the State Duma Committee for Family, Women and Children and executive agencies and that the Coordination Council under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection coordinates the promotion of gender equality by other mechanisms and civil society. While noting the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue, i.e. that the State party is planning to establish a high-level commission on women’s rights and for the implementation of the Convention, the Committee reiterates its previous concern about the lack of a separate government mechanism in the State party responsible exclusively for gender equality policies and the implementation of the...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Russian Federation is a party to the Minsk peace agreements and to the protocol to the first Minsk agreement, which are aimed at the cessation of hostilities between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk people’s republic' and 'Luhansk people’s republic'. While the Committee has taken into account the explanations provided by the State party during the dialogue, it remains concerned about: (a) Reports of sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, murder, torture and ill-treatment of women, perpetrated by armed groups in the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk people’s republic' and 'Luhansk people’s republic'; (b) Reports of acts of violence and discrimination against women and allegations of reprisals against women...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the amendments introduced in 2012 to Federal Law No. 121-FZ on Non-Commercial Organizations, upheld by the Constitutional Court in April 2014, requiring non-commercial organizations receiving foreign funding and engaging in 'political activities' to register as 'foreign agents', and about the adverse impact of the amendments on women’s rights organizations. The Committee regrets that the amendments resulted in restrictions on the activities of non-governmental organizations and the suspension or closure of some such organizations working in the field of women’s rights" (4).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are among the root causes of violence against women and expresses its concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Federal law on employment, which prohibits job advertisements containing requirements of gender, age and marital status, in 2013, and the adoption of a number of measures aimed at assisting pregnant women and women on maternity leave" (1-2). "It is further concerned about the overprotective list of more than 450 occupations and almost 40 branches in which women are precluded from access to the labour market, although procedures have been introduced that, under certain conditions, exceptionally can provide access for women to those occupations. It is also concerned about the persistent horizontal and vertical segregation in the labour market and that women are concentrated in low-paid jobs. The Committee is also...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"It is also concerned that women themselves, especially those in rural areas, are unaware of their rights under the Convention and thus lack the information necessary to claim those rights" (2). "a) The limited access of women and girls to health care in rural and remote areas, the lack of trained personnel and obstetric health services for women and women’s limited access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services; (...) (c) Limited access to modern contraceptives for women and girls, in particular in rural and remote areas, and the lack of accurate, evidence-based information on the types and effects of contraceptives available to the publica) The limited access of women...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the high prevalence of violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence, in the State party and the lack of statistics disaggregated by age, nationality and relationship between the victim and the perpetrator and of studies on its causes and consequences" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on the high numbers of women in academic institutions, but is concerned at the absence of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education with a gender perspective in the curricula of basic and secondary schools" (8-9). "a) The limited access of women and girls to health care in rural and remote areas, the lack of trained personnel and obstetric health services for women and women’s limited access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of the gender pay gap, with the average income of women being 74.2 per cent of the average income of men across the country in 2013" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the increasing prevalence of violence against women in the northern Caucasus, as well as of harmful practices, such as child and/or forced marriage, abduction of women and girls for forced marriage, crimes in the name of so-called honour, female genital mutilation and polygamy, notwithstanding the criminalization of such practices by federal law" (6)
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The reports of widespread violence and discrimination against women in prostitution, enabled by the penalization of prostitution as an administrative offence under article 6.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences, which results in various forms of abuse, including extortion, beatings, rape and even killing of women in prostitution, the limited assistance available to them and the absence of exit and reintegration programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"(d) The absence of substitution therapy programmes for women who use drugs, which also contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS; (e) The steady increase in the proportion of women among early-stage HIV patients" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of undocumented migrant women, especially pregnant women and women with small children, in detention centres" (12).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Iit remains concerned that abortion continues to be used as a method of birth control owing to the lack or insufficient availability of modern contraceptives. The Committee is also concerned about: (a) The limited access of women and girls to health care in rural and remote areas, the lack of trained personnel and obstetric health services for women and women’s limited access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services; (b) Recently adopted legislative and policy measures aimed at restricting women’s access to abortion, namely the pre-abortion counselling and mandatory waiting periods of between 48 hours and 7 days before abortion services can be provided; (c) Limited access to modern contraceptives...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that the State party has a community property regime. It is concerned, however, that intangible assets, including work-related benefits, accrued pension rights and savings, in addition to future earning capacity, are not considered to be a part of the joint property to be divided upon the dissolution of a marriage and there is no other mechanism to compensate for the lack of their distribution. The Committee notes with concern that the economic rights of women in de facto unions are not recognized, including upon the dissolution of their relationship" (12).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations" (5). "The Committee is further concerned that the concept of the new family policy of 2014 states that the family policy of the Russian Federation for the period until 2025 has as a goal the...more