News from the Region

Advice for Russians on volunteering abroad

Volunteering abroad   13.03.2019   MGU student Evgenia Masloboeva held a lecture at the Blagosfera centre titled ‘A Trend in Volunteering: How to Volunteer Abroad’, in which she explained how to get onto an international volunteer project and the associated…

Kazakhstan: challenging gender stereotypes

Activists are using Women’s Day to challenge, rather than reinforce, gender stereotypes. Kazakhstan: From flower power to girl power Joanna Lillis Mar 8, 2019 FemAgora is a week-long feminist festival held in Kazakhstan’s business capital, Almaty, in the run-up to International…

OSCE-led Survey on Violence Against Women

6 March 2019 This report, funded by a number of donors, presents the cross-regional, comparable findings of the OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women, which was implemented in 2018 in selected countries in in South Eastern Europe and…

Putin approves federal legislation on palliative care

Vladimir Putin approves federal legislation on palliative care in Russia   06.03.2019   The Russian President has signed off amendments to a federal law on “Basic Health Protection for Russian Federation Citizens” which will regulate the provision of palliative medical…