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Combating Domestic Violence is Dangerous Work in Russia

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Click to expand Image The staff of center, an awareness-raising group that provides assistance to domestic violence survivors.   © 2020 In Russia, working to prevent and combat domestic violence can be considered a “political activity.” And that means risking state harassment and intimidation. The authorities are now targeting center, an awareness-raising group that assists domestic violence survivors. The group’s director, Anna Rivina, told me that earlier this month the Justice Ministry notified of an unscheduled inspection, prompted by…

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