RUSSIA. MOSCOW. November 27th
by Natasha Bitten.
A public demonstration to support a 16 Day Campaign highlighting the problem of Violence Against Women took place on November 27th on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. It was organized by the pressure group Pro Feminism.
Activists from the pressure group Pro Feminism, supported by activists from the Institute of Collective Action, the Committee for a Workers' International, the National Center for the Prevention of Violence "ANNA" and the Regional NGO dealing with survivors of sexual violence "Sisters", staged a protest dressed in costumes suggestive of the ‘silencing’ of women, and gave out leaflets and booklets about the problem of violence.
The purpose of the event, called ‘Land of Silence’ (a Russian idiom similar in meaning to the phrase ‘the Elephant in the Room’, a problem which nobody wishes to talk about) was to draw attention t
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