Standing up for the disenfranchised in Russia
News from the Field, 26 October 2011
An UNDEF-funded project in the Russian federation organized an rally in October 2011 to highlight the challenges faced by marginalized groups in voting in national elections. The event focused on homeless women's inability to vote because they lack a residence permit in their domestic passport. The meeting gathered signatures for a petition to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and regions, demanding the enfranchisement of the homeless in elections of State Duma and the President of Russian Federation. Civil society, politicians and elected deputies participated in the action.