Many females in Russia are now uploading their wounded and fake blood-covered picture on Instagram making an attempt so that the Russian government passes a rule against domestic maltreatment.
Recently in Russia, many cases came forward regarding aggressive behavior at home and it has left the state in utter shock and serious discussions are going on about what the state is doing and what actions is it taking towards domestic maltreatment.
As per official records, it is stated that about one female in five has been through domestic maltreatment, the human rights activist think that this is because there is no legitimate law or penalty against domestic maltreatment so many females are exposed to it.
Alena Popova and Alexandra Mitroshina are the campaign organizers who asked the females in Russia to draw fake wounds on their faces and unreal bruises with makeup and upload their selfies on social media to raise awareness against domestic maltreatment. They also requested them to caption the pictures with the hashtag I didn’t want to die but in Russian.
Maria Sabodina posted on Instagram that she was also a victim of domestic maltreatment. She also wrote that she knows how it feels when one is terrified to return home or remain alone with someone they love.
The Russian government has actually no law that properly defines domestic maltreatment as a crime and actually has no rules or law that restrains someone for abusing their partner or people at home.
In 2017 some of the rules for domestic maltreatment was decriminalized by the government in Russia, some of the Russian said it was a move to erode females protection against maltreatment.
The biggest punishment for someone who beat one of their family members is a fine in Russia if they do not repeat the crime more than one time in a year.
Alena and Alexandra said that these crimes would not have happened if defensive actions were taken from the start against them. Their post led to an online site where a petition was being signed. The petition demanded the government to propose a law against domestic maltreatment.
After the campaign had been launched the head of the upper house of the parliament Valentina Matviyenko that lawmakers would always look at different ways to strengthen the defense of victims of domestic maltreatment.