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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20 March 2014

Annual results of La Strada Belarus programme: 2013

Programme La Strada Belarus has received more than 2,350 calls from citizens on safe traveland stay abroad during 2013. Issues related to employment abroad are the most requested information. Such appeals construe 33%. About 11 % of consultations were associated with different aspects of family relations with foreign nationals, 18% of requests were connected to the passport and visa requirements, study abroad issues were applied to 8%. According tomonitoring, the most popular destination countries for our citizens were Russia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Ukraine. Overall, migration geography covered 96 countries in 2013.

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08 March 2014

Equality for women is progress for all

On 8 March 2014, International Women’s Day, La Strada international, the European network against trafficking in human beings, calls for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities.

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10 February 2014

The role of law enforcement officers in responding to domestic violence studied in Minsk

On January 28-29, 2014,  an International Workshop "Responding to violence against women: the role of the police" took place in Minsk.

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10 December 2013

Human Rights Day Campaign

Today, all around the world, we are celebrating UN Human Rights Day!

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25 November 2013

Belarus participates in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

From November 25 through December 10, Belarus will participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence that are intended to attract attention to the problem of violence against women. In 2013, government entities, international organizations and NGOs will conduct public campaigns with a special emphasis on drawing attention to the problem of domestic violence.

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30 October 2013

7 ridiculous restrictions on women’s rights around the world

The World Economic Forum's 2013 gender gap index. Countries in red and orange have the largest disparities between men and women. (WEF)

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15 August 2013

In one year the national hotline for domestic violence survivors received more than 2,600 calls

In one year the 8-801-100-8-801 national hotline for domestic violence survivors received more than 2,600 calls.

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23 July 2013

Belarus accedes to CoE Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A law “On the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was published on the national legal web portal on 23 July.

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03 July 2013

Current population changes are an opportunity, not a threat, if coupled with smart policies – UN-hosted regional conference

Current population dynamics in Europe, North America and Central Asia must be seen as an opportunity, not a threat, senior officials of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said at the opening of the high-level ICPD regional review conference “Enabling Choices: Population Priorities for the 21st Century, taking place on 1-2 July in Geneva.

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