Interview with Marina Pisklakova-Parker, founder of ANNA; the National Center for the Prevention of Violence, Russia.

1.ANNA aims to include local communities in its initiatives to prevent violence against women. Can you talk about what this involvement looks like? 

There are several levels of involvement. At this stage educational campaign to promote women’s rights and reduce violence against women operates at two levels: (a) societal and (b) […]

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What it means to face charges for Gay Propaganda in Russia – In Conversation with Evdokia Romanova

 

 

On the 26th of July, 2017, Russian human rights defender and SRHR activist, Evdokia Romanova, received a phone call from a police officer who asked her to come to her local police station in Samara to submit a witness testimony. Evdokia did not recognise the name of the person for […]

5 Top Tips to Use the Frame of Family in SRHR Advocacy

 

Based on the guide
Using family as a frame in social justice activism: A guide for activists and funders in Europe

 

Available free from www.reclaimingfamilyvalues.eu

 

 

The debate on family has been filled by conservative culture warriors, fetishizing a fictional time when a family was understood as a male […]

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Top Tips for Advocates Working on Emergency Contraception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Melissa Garcia, Technical Adviser,

International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

Cristina Puig Borrás, Coordinator,

European Consortium for Emergency Contraception

 

 

There is the growing recognition that as agents of change, adolescents […]

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REALITIES ON THE GROUND Interview with a Turkish LGBTQI+ Activist

Following the third consecutive banning of the Istanbul Pride Parade, and the subsequent use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse those who defied the ban and continued to march, we decided to speak to Ritsa, a young LGBTQI+ activist living in Istanbul, who is only too aware of […]

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Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

By Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) we mean:

‘the right of all individuals to make decisions concerning their sexual activity and reproduction free from discrimination, coercion, and violence.’[1]

SRHR are interlinked with many other fundamental human rights, for example:

The Right to Health

 

Health is recognised as a human right […]

What You Should Know About Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

Did you know?

that there is no country in the world where women’s participation in the work force is equal to that of men’s.

According to the Global Gender Gap Report, at the current rate of progress, economic equality between men and women will not be achieved for another 170 years.[…]

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What it means to be a trans rights activist in Siberia – In conversation with Soldado Kowalisidi

On the 11th of June, 2013, the ‘gay propaganda law’ was passed in Russia, thereby making it a criminal offense to distribute ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors.’[1] At this time, Soldado Kowalisidi was living in Siberia, having recently moved there from Kazakhstan.

 

It was in Siberia, where […]

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Under the Spotlight: Orthodoxy and Domestic Violence in Russia

In 2013, a law was introduced to the Russian Criminal Code which made“offending the feelings of religious believers” a criminal offense. This law came on the back of a series of political developments born of the tightening of relations between the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church over the […]

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