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Abstract

The present article is concerned with the influence of gender stereotypes on gender inequality and violence against women in modern Russia as well as the response of government institutions and civil society organisations to domestic violence incidents under lockdown. Conclusions on the role of stereotypes in the growth of inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic are based on findings of the research carried out by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) and the Institute of Socio-Economic Studies of Population of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed profound vulnerabilities concerning the state of women and exacerbated the current issues of gender discrimination. Today, discrimination has become obvious, and, to a certain degree, the state has recognised its prevalence in the labour market as well as in the areas of political activities and career advancement. However, existence of gender discrimination is still negated when it comes to issues of violence against women and reproductive rights. In general, the measures that have been implemented that aim to reduce women's vulnerability are fragmentary and inadequate.

Note on the Author

Pisklakova-Parker Marina is with the Institute of Socio-Economic Problems of Population, a separate subdivision of the Federal Research Sociological Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ph.D. in Sociology. Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Gender Issues. e-mail: marinapparker@gmail.com

Efanova Olga is with the Institute of Socio-Economic Problems of Population, a separate subdivision of the Federal Research Sociological Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ph.D. in Philosophy, Associate Professor Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Gender Issues. e-mail: olga_efanova@list.ru

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