The Labour and Social Welfare Committee of Saint Petersburg has established a coordination council for the prevention of violence in the family and in related social institutions (i.e., at home, at work and in society). The membership of the coordination council on violence includes representatives of the executive bodies of Saint Petersburg, representatives of law enforcement bodies, heads of State institutions and representatives of local government bodies and non-governmental organizations.
At its meetings, the coordination council discusses opportunities for joint activities by State bodies and non-governmental organizations aimed at combating violence against and sexual exploitation of women, children and adolescents and the spread of HIV infection.
A comprehensive programme has been adopted and joint efforts have been undertaken to address such issues as:
- The prevention of violence in the family and in related social institutions;
- Social support measures for victims of violence in the family, at work and in society;
- Comprehensive support for victims; and
- The liability of officials for failure to take the necessary measures to prevent violence and to protect individuals in the family and in related social institutions.
Measures are being taken to enhance cooperation and coordination among State bodies and international and non-governmental organizations involved in combating domestic violence. Regular information campaigns are conducted on the prevention of violence against women.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Russian Federation to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008