Domestic violence decriminalised

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >>

♦  “The Russian legal system has removed an essential … barrier between the assailant and his prey”  ♦

“With no domestic violence prevention system in place and an extremely small number of shelters where women with children could find a temporary sanctuary, the Russian legal system has de facto removed an essential protective barrier between the assailant and his prey.

All that women are left with in this situation is to hope to get some help from a small number of NGOs […], their relatives, and themselves.”

Irina KOSTERINA
“Russian faux family values: Domestic violence
decriminalized in Russia”

Heinrich Boell Foundation
6 February 2017

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