UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia appointed

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a Special Rapporteur on human rights in Russia.   The UN Special Rapporteur will hold their position for one year and will be determined at subsequent Council sessions.   07.10.22   The Russian Agency of International Information, RIA Novosti, reports that a UN Special Rapporteur for Russia has …

Russian MOJ proposes children up to 4 be allowed to stay with mothers in prison

Proposal from the Ministry of Justice to allow children up to four years of age to stay with their mothers in prison   05.10.2022   At present, children up to three years of age can stay with their mothers. A Bill has been tabled for discussion.   The children live in special accommodation within prisons. …

ECHR rules in favour of 15 Russian women subjected to domestic violence

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rules in favour of 15 Russian women who have been victims of domestic violence   05.10.2022   The women complained to the European Court stating that the Russian authorities had failed to provide them with adequate protection from domestic violence and asking for acts of abuse to which …

Donors Forum looks back at what the CSO sector in Russia has achieved over 20 years

20th Annual Donors Forum conference: What the CSO sector has learned over the years   04.10.2022   What charities have failed to achieve so far and what has remained the same are being discussed at the conference.   The 20th Annual Donors Forum conference opened on 4 October at the Federation’s Chamber of Industry and …

Central Asians targeted in Russia’s mobilization drive

Rights activists insist Central Asian laborers are being conned. Published by Eurasianet, Oct 3, 2022 Desperate to bolster the size of its army in Ukraine, Russia is resorting to trickery, bribery, and intimidation to enlist foreign laborers, particularly ones from Central Asia. And this just as fleeing for home has been complicated by the steep …

Kazakhstan should introduce sex education

Grassroots efforts to help teens protect themselves are spreading, but the simplest solution is staring the Education Ministry in the face. Published by Eurasianet Karlygash Kabatova Sep 30, 2022 Kazakh teens: Alone and adrift (Uyatemes.kz) Last year I was holding a workshop for teenagers in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, when a 15-year-old girl pulled me aside. …

Legislation to provide life insurance for volunteers in Russia

Legislation to provide life insurance for volunteers   28.09.2022   The Bill to provide life insurance for volunteers has completed its third reading in the State Duma and will come into force on 1 January 2023. The Bill has been welcomed by 4,562 people on the Odobreno (Approved) website.   According to the legislation, a …

World Giving Index: Russia moved up to 30th place

Russia moved up in the World Giving Index to 30th place The index ranked Russia 67thlast year and 124th six years ago. 23.09.2022 The updated index reflects the state of private philanthropy in 2021. The survey was conducted in 114 countries, representing about 90% of the world’s adult population. This is the highest Russia has …

CSOs: what to do during partial mobilisation in Russia

The GRANY Centre released a report for CSOs and resource centres on what to do during the partial mobilisation A partial mobilisation of Russian citizens has been in effect since September 21. 23.09.2022 The Centre for Civic Analysis and Independent Research (GRANY Centre) published a report by lawyer Sergei Maksimov on what employees and managers …

Survey of Russian CSO leaders

What does a modern CSO leader look like: a survey VTsIOM compiled a portrait of a CSO leader and a list of their main competences 22.09.2022 The Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation commissioned a study called “The Modern Leader of a CSO: Knowledge, Skills, Competences.” The Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the study’s results …