Country Russian Federation
Year 2008
Type of Measure Police > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Council of Europe, over 150 teachers at the Ministry of the Interior's educational institutions have upgraded their qualifications in the area of violence prevention. The police authorities have been provided with better instructional materials to assist them in their practical work: the book by renowned European scholar Liz Kelly, Violence against Women and Children — Vision, Innovation and Professionalism in Policing, has been translated into the Russian language and widely printed. Special collections of materials on preventing and combating domestic violence have also been published. The topic of violence has been updated within the framework of the academic disciplines currently taught at the Interior Ministry’s educational institutions: criminology, criminal law, family law, etc.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Russian Federation to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008