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- Women in the Stalin era
- By Anna Louise Strong, n.d. (for International Women's
Day, Northstar Compass, 8 March 1999. The
change in women's status was one of the important social
changes in all parts of the USSR. The Revolution gave women
legal and political equality: industrialization provided the
economic base in equal pay. But in every village women still
had to fight the habits of centuries.
- Growth of single mothers poses new set of
- By Olga Eremeeva, InterPress Service, Harare, 6 March
1995. Single well-off mothers like Tanya are rare in Russia
though more and more rich men are able to afford to keep more
than one family. According to official statistics, there were
about 1.5 million single mothers in Russia in 1994.
- Sexual Harassment in Russian Workplaces
- By Dr. Zoya Khotkina, Moscow Centre for Gender Studies, 25
April 1997. The problem of sexual harassment in the workplace
is a new and unresearched topic, but it is a real issue in
- A Women's Revolution in the Russian
- By Amy Caiazza, Indiana University, and Elena Kotchkina,
Gender Legal Analysis Project, Moscow Center for Gender
Studies, 22 July 1997. Hearing on a draft proposal outlining
Russian legal priorities for achieving equal rights and
opportunities for men and women. In the past, Soviet and
Russian experiences with women's rights compared in some
ways quite favorably to Western liberal democracies.
- What will be the outcome of the feminist
revolution in the Russian State Duma?
- By Elena Kotchkina, The Gender Expertise Project MCGS, 20
November 1997. The Duma passed the Legal Framework on Equal
Rights and Equal Opportunities/EREO introduced by a
- Too little, too late: state response to
violence against women, Pt.1
- Human Rights Watch, 25 January 1998. Part 1 of a five-part
report. Index. Introduction. Recommendations.
- Violence against women, Pt. 2
- Human Rights Watch, 27 January 1998. Part 2 of a five-part
report. Women and the workplace. Women and politics. Violence
Against Women and the Absence of Reliable Statistics. Growth
of the Women's Rights Movement. Russia's obligations
under international law.
- UNICEF on East Europe's women: It's
been downhill under capitalism
- By Teresa Gutierrez, Worker's World, 22
September 1999. UNICEF issued a report on the situation for
women and girls in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union. It documents how the setbacks to socialism have
affected women and girls.
- After socialism, women are worse off
- By Gustavo Capdevila, IPS, Asia Times, 25
September 1999. The situation is deteriorating today for
women in the countries of the former Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe, where women previously enjoyed a wide range
of benefits—especially in health and education.