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15 December 2016

Feminism In Belarus: Present But Unpopular

This year the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Belarus 30th out of 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index. According to its indicators, Belarus surpassed highly developed countries such as Canada (35) and the United States (45). However, unlike other countries at the top of the list, Belarus does not have any coherent strategy to achieve gender equality.

31 October 2016

Chairperson of the Board of Gender Perspectives, Irina Alkhovka, has attended the annual WAVE Conference.

Chairperson of the Board of Gender Perspectives, Irina Alkhovka, has attended the annual WAVE Conference. She facilitated the workshop "Primary prevention of violence against women – everybody talks about it but little is done. How can this be changed?" Gender Perspectives has been a member of WAVE network since 2012 and regularly contributes to its annual reports.

26 September 2016

Profiling Domestic Abuse In Belarus

The first and only Belarusian national hot line for domestic violence prevention celebrated its four-year anniversary in August, 2016. Since 2012 it has received 8,445 phone calls. The Belarusian non-profit “Gender Perspectives” runs the hotline from Minsk. They pioneered the much-needed service, creating a point of entry for women who found themselves in dire circumstances.

26 September 2016

#IamNotAfraidToSayIt: Belarusian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence

In July 2016, Belarusian Facebook users showed support for the initiative #IamNotAfraidToSayIt (#янебаюсясказаць in Belarusian). Originally a Facebook post by a Ukrainian journalist against gender-based violence, it quickly grew into a spontaneous online phenomenon which transcended borders.

01 February 2016

La Strada Belarus – 15 years in sphere of safe migration and combating trafficking in human beings

La Strada Program was launched in our country 15 years ago. The first and the most important stage of its work was opening of a hotline on safe travel abroad and support for victims of human trafficking in January, 2001.

17 November 2015

Open letter of social organizations on the necessity of passing the Legislation on Domestic Violence Prevention in Belarus

Open letter on the necessity of passing the Legislation on Domestic Violence Prevention in Belarus based on gender equality principles and international standards.

Gender-based violence

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