10-years anniversary of Moscow branch of Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch carries out careful investigations of infringements of human rights, calls for the responsibility of authority and, thanking to interaction with the governments and the international organizations, the nongovernmental organizations and the mass-media, promotes development of a viable civil society.
The constitution of Russia has conceded a right to the citizen to address in interstate (international) bodies on protection of the rights and freedom of the person and the citizen if all interstate means of a legal protection have been settled. Such bodies according to the international contracts of the Russian Federation are Committee of the United Nations under human rights (Geneva) and the European court under human rights (Strasbourg).
"The sense of our work will be to approve democratic, political and social rights of citizens of Russia. Defenders of human rights in Russia always existed, they reduced break between authority and simple citizens. One of the main tasks of institute today will be to create system which will be connected to the law at which all our country will be covered with a network of ombudsmen", - has noted Ëóêèí.
Since 1994 the Russian Women's NGO - "East-West: Women's Innovation
Projects" publishes the social and enlightening magazine "Woman
plus...". This publication attempts to compensate represeubed by the
lack of a press for women. The purposes of the magazine are:
to assisst women to be involved in social and economic life of society,
to spread Russian and foreign experience of women's civil initiatives,
to give women opportunity to express their opinion about actual and
"Woman plus..." differs from the most non-commercial publications in
the following respects:
prime readers of the magazine as well as authors of most of the articles
it publishes beside informational and statistical data, also analitical
it includes a lot of enlightening materials,
it covers a broad spectrum of problems,
it is published in two languages. Russian and English version.
It makes possible to inform the public abroad about social transformations
going on in our country. Periodicity of the publication is 3-4 issues
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