Russia’s strategic plan for women now covers sexual violence
The national strategic action plan for women now includes a section on combatting stalking and sexual violence
These and other important proposals were incorporated into the strategy after consultation with the Consortium of Women’s Civil Society Associations.
The national strategic action plan for women is one of the foundational domestic policy documents that deals with making a reality of the principle of equal rights and opportunities between men and women. The Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the 2030 strategy on 29 December.
Advocate Mari Davtyan said that a number of important proposals had been incorporated into the strategy after a consultation with the Consortium of Women’s Civil Society Associations. For example, the strategy now includes goals to: develop federal, regional and municipal interdepartmental joint working initiatives designed to tackle social disadvantage among women and violence against women; develop partnerships between administrative authorities and community‑focussed civil society organisations, so as to tackle social disadvantage among women and violence against women; develop a system to monitor challenges relating to violence against women and improve the quality of both the collection and analysis of statistical data; improve legislation designed to prevent violence against women, including domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment in the workplace, and sexual violence.
The strategy is to be implemented in two phases: 2023–2026 and 2027–2030. The implementation plan will be developed by the Labour Ministry in partnership with relevant executive bodies across government.