Human rights activists say women in Russia remain powerless

situation of women's rights in Russia are unfavorable, according to women leaders of non-governmental human rights organizations."We do not have gender equality, and women in our country rightly consider themselves deprived rights," - he told "Interfax" the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group Alekseev in connection with celebrated on Monday, International Women's Day.The situation of women's rights in Russia are unfavorable, according to women leaders of non-governmental human rights organizations."We do not have gender equality, and women in our country rightly consider themselves deprived rights," - he told "Interfax" the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group Alekseev in connection with celebrated on Monday, International Women's Day.

According to her, most notably gender inequality in politics and in business."The government, in the Duma and among governors, we women are very few same thing in business, in this sector we have women leaders is much less than the secretaries and clerks It -.. Quite obvious

discrimination" - Alexeyev said.

She noted that women's rights in Russia are often violated by employers, giving in hiring preference to women who already have children."It is a simple calculation, and is done in order not to have to pay for maternity leave of a pregnant woman, and then reduce her working day to enable care for younger child," - said Alekseev.

This principle of recruitment, in her opinion, has a negative impact on the demographic situation in our country."On the one hand, talk about the demographic problems, and on the other - do not do anything to solve these problems as it is done abroad, in particular, a common practice in the US, when a woman has children, works part-time."- Alexeyev said.

only that, according to the companion agency, it has become better in life Russian women are family relations."On the whole, of what is best in our social psychology, this attitude towards women in the family. The young families some of the homework now does her husband, as in Soviet times, it goes without saying that all the work on the house was onthe shoulders of women, "- said Alekseev.

Head of the Committee "Civil Assistance" Svetlana Gannushkina, in turn, believes that "women rights are respected, but not in all regions of the country.""Unfortunately, in our country, especially in recent years, cases of women's rights in different regions of the situation in different ways This applies not only to women's rights, but also of non-compliance of federal law." - Gannushkina told "Interfax".

In particular, she said, in the North District are taking place not only polygamy, but cohabiting with the girls who have not reached the age of majority."In Chechnya, for example, openly speaks of polygamy and forced marriage, the woman did not have authority to decide anything, especially when she just 13 years" - said human rights activist.

"If we have a certain age, marriage and cohabitation with a minor is a crime, then it should be a crime on the territory of Russia", - said Gannushkina.

Thus, in her opinion, the wine is in the women's unequal including themselves of the fairer sex."Women often voluntarily becomes dependent on men for the sake of the good life this way, representatives of our gender relinquish those rights that is, planting the public misconception about the role of women." - She said.

"Now we have these problems more than they were in Soviet times, then we will in this regard were protected from their own shortcomings." - Added Gannushkina.She believes that "women have to contend with the prejudices of society and to insist on the place it is not the introduction of quotas, and proving their ability to undergo a gender competition."