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Abstract

There are a wide range of forms of domestic violence in the North Caucasus. Recent years have shown the scale of its spread and the complexity of the fight against domestic violence in the region. The spread of domestic violence in the region is facilitated by the residents themselves, traditional institutions, and religious structures that increase their influence. In addition, the authorities are not interested in solving the problems of domestic violence, and they hinder the work of human rights organizations and activists in every possible way. This article describes the features of the fight against domestic violence in the North Caucasus. The role of NGOs that oppose extreme and specific forms of domestic violence practices (female genital mutilation and honor killings) in the region is significant. The role and prospects of women's and NGOs’ activities in overcoming these problems are shown. This article is based on the primary and secondary analysis of the results of qualitative and quantitative research conducted by the project "Legal initiative" and the Center for Research on Global Issues of Modernity and Regional problems “Caucasus. Peace. Development.”

Note on the Author

Saida Sirazhudinova has a PhD in Political Studies from the South-Russian Institute of management (branch) of Russian presidential Academy of National Economy and State Service under the President of the Russian Federation. She is currently an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Sociology at the Dagestan State University of National Economy (Department of Humanities Disciplines). She is president of the Center for Research on Global Issues of Modernity and Regional Problems’ “Caucasus. Peace. Development.”

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