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10The punishments that can be given:
The worst punishments that can be given in domestic abuse cases is a fine of $530, service work for community or 10-15 days in jail. However, that can happen only if the court gives verdict in the victim’s favor which happens rarely.
As per the Human Rights Watch, minimum 12K Russian women lose their lives every year because of the domestic abuse and the chances are quite high that the numbers are more than what are recorded. In such a scenario, it is quite obvious that social workers are really worried about the safety of women in the country.
12Metoo and Russia:
The women from all around the world gathered courage and spoke up about the atrocities that they faced and also named the culprits so that no other woman has to go through what they have gone through. However, this movement was not much successful in Russia due to the orthodox approach of the society and women were not able to speak out their hearts.
13Women who tried to speak up:
Those Russian women who tried to speak up in the #MeToo movement were insulted, slammed and bullied. They were threatened with violent attacks and the women were held responsible for whatever happened with them. Even the media was not supportive of them and they faced tough time.
14What happened when Russian journalists complained?
When some female Russian journalists complained of being harassed by a lawmaker, nobody demanded any action against the lawmaker. However, the deputy speaker of Duma asked to impose ban on these female journalists so that they can’t cover the proceedings of the Parliament. The situation doesn’t seem to be good for women in Russia but still they have to show courage and fight back.