Digest «Gender and Media» from 21st to 31st July 2015


State Duma proposes the penalization of brothel clientele

State Duma proposes the penalization of brothel clientele

Oleg Mikheev, a member of the Russian Parliament from the Just Russia party has proposed an amendment concerning the penalization of the clients of prostitutes in the Code of Administrative Offences.

 

Depending on marital status there could be a fine from one point five to two thousand rubles for unmarried individuals and a fine of five thousand rubles or up to forty hours community service for those who are married[1], reports RIA News.

 

 

List of issues in relation to the eighth periodic report of the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is a member of CEDAW – the main document approving women’s rights as human rights. The Russian Government must pass reports to the CEDAW Committee every four years.

The Russian Government presented the List of issues in relation to the eighth periodic report of the Russian Federation to the CEDAW Committee. The Report will be considered in November 2015, reports the website of the Consortium of Women’s Nongovernmental Associations.[2]

See more at: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CEDAW/Shared%20Documents/RUS/CEDAW_C_RUS_Q_8_Add-1_20572_R.pdf

 

Ella Polyakova, head of human rights organisation Soldiers’ Mothers, wins the Hessian Peace Prize

Ella Polyakova, head of human rights organisation Soldiers’ Mothers, wins the Hessian Peace Prize Ella Polyakova, head of the human rights organisation “Soldiers’ Mothers” has won the Hessian Peace Prize, reports the “Soldiers’ Mothers” website[3].

The Hessian Peace Prize was established in 1993 and is awarded by the German region of Hessen to fighters for the cause of peace and understanding between peoples.

 

 

 



[1] РИА Новости, СМИ: в Госдуме предлагают штрафовать за посещение публичных домов
  http://ria.ru/society/20150713/1126323453.html

[2] Сайт КЖНО, Ответы на дополнительные письменные вопросы Комитета по ликвидации дискриминации в отношении женщин http://wcons.net/novosti/novosti-konsorciuma/otvety-na-dopolnitelnye-pismennye-voprosy-komiteta-po-likvidacii-diskriminacii-v-otnoshenii-zhenshhin

[3] Сайт правозащитной организации «Солдатские матери», Глава «Солдатских матерей Санкт-Петербурга» Элла Полякова стала лауреатом Гессенской премии мира
http://soldiersmothers.ru/novosti/novost/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=914&cHash=1e5e819d0eaac34947c210e2d2766859