Inha Abramava tries to find out which detention centers have women among their staff

2013 2013-05-15T15:47:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Human rights derender Raman Kisliak and Inha Abramava

Human rights derender Raman Kisliak and Inha Abramava

Inha Abramava, a civic activist from Brest, applied to the Minister of Interior with the request to provide information which detention centers of Belarus have women among their workers.

In 2007 she was detained for tying blue ribbons on trees and drain pipes on the eve of the European March and sentenced to 5 days of arrest by the Leninski District Court of Brest on charges of disorderly conduct.

She served the arrest in a detention center where she faced with adverse discrimination, as there were only men among the staff. Abramava tried to appeal the discrimination and the prison discrimination after her release from the detention center, but achieved no results. Having depleted the internal remedies, she applied to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The discrimination against Inha Abramava was recognized and Belarus was advised to train women as staff workers of the detention center. The Brest detention center took this piece of advice into consideration.

According to Raman Kisliak, there's still no information in which detention centers women work, except for the Brest detention center, and discrimination must be eliminated in all of them.