Different forms of gender disсrimination in Russia: from the professions forbidden for women by the state to harmful traditional practices

UN Committee to Review ADC Memorial’s Alternative Report on the Problem of Discrimination against Women in the Russian Federation

At its 62nd session on October 27, 2015, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will review the Russian Federation’s official report on the implementation of CEDAW and several alternative reports from human rights organizations, including ADC Memorial’s analysis of discriminatory restrictions placed on women’s rights both at the federal level (ban on a number of professions, insufficient protection from violence, attempts to draft legislation that would ban the termination of an unwanted pregnancy) and in the patriarchal environment of traditional communities.