Stacey Dooley Investigates - Russia's War On Women

Behind closed doors, Russian society has a dark secret - it is estimated that thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners. Domestic violence is deep-rooted in Russia but, despite the scale of the problem, the Russian government decriminalised certain forms of domestic violence in February 2017. Stacey Dooley travels to Russia to explore the reasons behind this decision and the impact the change in the law is having on women. She meets the victims forced into hiding to escape their abusive partners, visits the hardline orthodox Christians championing Russia's return to traditional values and spends time with the young feminists fighting for equality despite threats and intimidation.

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