Yesterday, my country passed a law that essentially decriminalizes domestic violence:
Essentially, our lawmakers don’t feel like they “should interfere in the family life”. Meanwhile, domestic violence occurs one in four families in this country. And since the 2013 controversial law about NGOs that made it very difficult for internationally funded NGOs to work here, there are very few places left that can help victims of domestic violence. The state doesn’t consider organizations where they can get help worthy of funding. And this new law is going to make it even harder for the victims to get the help that they need.
“The Sisters Center” is one of the very few NGOs that helps survivors of sexual and domestic violence left standing in this country. But its sole source of funding is private donations. The situation is unfortunately very dire for them, but what they do can make a huge difference for thousands, millions of survivors. Especially now.
So what I’m asking you is – please help. Please donate to support the Sisters! They really need your help. Women, men, children and all other domestic and sexual violence victims need your help. You can pay by PayPal or bank transfer.
Link to donate: http://sisters-help.ru/donation_eng.html
If you are unable to donate, please reblog! It could save a life. Every victim of domestic and sexual violence deserves help. No matter where they come from. No matter if their home country is hated by the majority of the world.
Please. Donate or reblog.
So I saw this in The Moscow Times this morning:
This is Mizulina – she is the very same person who was behind this law. Guys, we need help. The Sisters need help.
THE BILL TO DECRIMINALISE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PASSES SECOND READING. WHAT FOLLOWS IS MERE FORMALITIES BEFORE THE LAW IS PASSED.
“A parent who leaves a bruise on a kid could potentially be incarcerated for two years. And a child’s own mother becomes more dangerous for that child than a neighbour or a stranger”.
This is the justification used by one of the MPs.
I excepted this, but I am still speechless. I’m angry. And shocked.
Guys, the help of the Sisters Center can soon be the only option left for domestic violence survivors in this country.
Let’s keep it going. Together.
THE BILL PASSED THE FINAL READING TODAY. ONLY 3 MPS VOTED AGAINST.
This fucking hurts. I’m angry, but not surprised. Let’s support the Sisters together!
Друзья– Помогайте нашим подругам русским!!
Your Russian is perfect 🙂 thanks so much!
THE LAW HAS BEEN SIGNED AND PASSED.
I REPEAT: THE RUSSIAN LAW THAT DECRIMINALISES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMITTED FOR THE FIRST TIME HAS BEEN PASSED.
I DON’T NEED TO TELL YOU THE SOCIAL, LEGAL AND HUMANITARIAN IMPLICATIONS OF THIS.
WE MUST PROTECT THE SURVIVORS. WE MUST HELP THE SISTERS CENTER.
PLEASE. Reblog or donate. Or both.