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15Mar/13Off

RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Domestic Violence Very Prevalent

Km.ru on 15 March reported that because of the lack of law on the prevention of domestic violence, Russian women are forced to live in constant fear for their lives, which is evidenced by the 2012 data from the free helpline for women. More than 70% of the callers revealed that they have suffered from physical, moral and psychological violence for years. According to the international organization Amnesty International, each year marital relations in Russia killed about 14,000 women. 36,000 Russian women suffer from daily beatings from their husbands. Alarming statistics referred to the research of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), that in Russia, various forms of domestic violence affect more than 90% of women. Read in English: Km.ru

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