The Chairman of Russian government Dmitry Medvedev promised the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko as a gift for March 8 to adopt the Strategy of action in defense of women’s rights. His statement is quoted by “Interfax” on Wednesday, February 15.
On the meeting of Medvedev with the Council the upper house of Parliament Matviyenko recalled that the document was submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers in early February.
“The instructions requested by the Federation Council, I will prepare and sign, you can be sure, including in relation to Strategies for women. It is possible to produce straight 8 March,” — said Medvedev.
On 10 February it became known that the Ministry has sent the government a draft national Strategy of actions in interests of women in the years 2017-2022. The document is aimed at ensuring gender equality in Russia and the advancement of women in the country, according to RNS.
In December last year, Matviyenko has criticized male politicians for their approach to solving problems. “It seems that male politicians with his brutal style has not coped with management of the world”, she said.
The 8th of March was celebrated as the Day of solidarity of women in the struggle for equal rights and emancipation. In some countries it is celebrated as Women’s day.