The project builds on the lessons learned from the project “Co-operation in the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for Women (2017-2022)” which ended in May 2020.


On 16 March 2022, at its 1428ter meeting, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution CM/Res(2022)2 on the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe. As of that date the Russian Federation ceased being a Council of Europe member State. Projects implemented by the Council of Europe Programme Office in Moscow are discontinued. The Office will not be maintained.

about the project about the project

This project aims at further building institutional capacities to promote women’s political participation and to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. The project’s outputs are designed to produce durable change in line with international and European human rights standards and best practices. It aims at empowering those who can be actors of change in the Russian Federation, in favour of gender equality and women’s human rights.

The methodology for delivering results rests on good practices exchanges and peer to peer events. The project outcomes are especially conceived to contribute to the practical implementation of the National Action Strategy, addressing some of its remaining gaps.

Contacts contacts

The project is implemented by:

the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit at the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division:

 Marta BECERRA, Head of Unit

 Larissa KIREEVA, Project Manager

together with the Council of Europe Office in Moscow

 Yulia Utenkova, Senior Project Officer

 Tatiana Kruglik, Project Assistant

Project partners Project partners

 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

 Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

 Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

 European Union Delegation to the Russian Federation as a representative of the project’s donor

Duration Duration

 18 September 2021- 17 March 2023

Donors Donors

 European Union and the Council of Europe