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Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation

Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation
Major setback to the women’s NGOs, feminists, and female activists who have been lobbying for a domestic violence legislation.
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Sep 5, 2017
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Russia is known as a country with a high level of domestic violence. There is no official statics available, while the Crisis Centers for Women and other organizations concerned with this issue face serious challenges, when they try to collect data on crimes and violence.

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In El Salvador, ‘Girls Are a Problem’ | The New York Times

In 2016 alone, 524 women were killed in El Salvador. Opinion piece looks at victims and survivors, role of society.
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Sep 2, 2017

For the past few years El Salvador has been listed among the world’s deadliest countries for women, and ranks first in Latin America.

-- I don’t want to go back to El Salvador. I felt afraid as a woman there more than in any other country in Latin America. I realized I had entered hostile territory while chatting with the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport, the first Salvadoran man I met. He told me he had a baby, a little darling called J. J., and showed me a photo. When I asked him if he’d like more children, he said yes, but only boys.

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