Stacey Dooley Investigates Russia's War on Women
It is estimated thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners, but despite the scale of the problem, in February 2017 the Russian government decriminalised certain forms of domestic violence. Stacey explores the reasons behind this decision and the impact the law-change is having on women. She meets the victims forced into hiding to escape their abusive partners and comes face to face with a prolific violent offender. She also visits the hard-line Orthodox Christians championing Russia's return to traditional values and spends time with the young feminists fighting for equality despite threats and intimidation.