When I tell people about the year 2186 being the estimate for equality, most are shocked and quite honestly, don't believe. But with the news this week that the Russian government has decriminalised domestic violence, I am demoralised to believing that 2186 is actually an optimistic timeframe!
I am not a pessimist. But there are many anti-women campaigns occurring in countries all over the world at the moment. The latest being the one in Russia.
"The overall message to Russian citizens is that domestic violence isn’t a crime."
This is where we can start making a difference. Tell your lawmaker that you do not want your country to support regimes where domestic violence is legal. Politicians care about votes so make your voice heard!