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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 September 2015

La Strada celebrates its 20th anniversary

On 15 September 2015, La Strada celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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17 October 2014

'Used in Europe', a campaign to raise awareness on the issue of labour exploitation and human trafficking

'Construction workers suffer for the Olympics in Russia', 'Exploitation on mushroom farms in The Netherlands', 'Abuse in Czech asparagus field', 'Inhumane conditions in Italian tomato fields' and 'Strawberry pickers in Greece shot at'. This has happened right here in Europe.

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10 October 2014

International Conference “Development and Institutionalization of Multisectoral Mechanisms to Counteract Domestic Violence” takes place in Minsk

According to results of an anonymous polling, conducted in Belarus last summer, three out of four Belarusians have experienced domestic violence.

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07 April 2014

Snapshot results of the national toll-free hotline operation for survivors of domestic violence

National toll-free hotline for victims of domestic violence 8-801-100-8-801 is an entry point into support system for those suffering from family abuse. Hotline operates in 7/12 format and provides anonymous unconditional and immediate social, psychological and legal assistance as well as referring those affected to other specialized state and non-state institutions all over Belarus.

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