The Committee of the state Duma recommended to reject the draft law on gender equality

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The state Duma Committee on family, women and children at a meeting on Wednesday recommended the lower chamber to reject the draft law «On state guarantees of the rights and freedoms of men and women and equal opportunities for their realization».

The bill was submitted to the Duma in 2003, among the authors of the document — the current speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, who at the time was a Deputy. The document was adopted in the first reading in 2003, and in November of 2017 in the state Duma established a working group for the preparation of initiatives for the second reading. Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on family, women and children Oksana Pushkin has previously stated RIA Novosti that he plans to prescribe the concept of «harassment» (harassment and harassment in the workplace) in the draft law.

Volodin himself has previously told reporters that he considers appropriate to withdraw or reject this bill for further consideration.

«It (the bill) was rejected… If you look at this bill, it’s mostly about quotas for women everywhere, there is nothing more there,» — said at a meeting of the head of the Committee Tamara Pletnev.

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