MOSCOW, February 10 (RAPSI) – A seminar on interdepartmental cooperation aimed at the development of regional models to be used to prevent and fight violence against women and domestic violence, including that caused by social deprivation, is to be held in the city of Yekaterinburg on 18 to 19 February, the press-service of Russia’s Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova informs on Monday.

The event is a joint project of Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, as well as the Council of Europe with contributions on the part of the Foreign Ministry of Russia.

The project on cooperation in implementation of the National Action Strategy in the interests of women for years 2017 through 2022 is aimed at the prevention of social deprivation of women and violence against them, as well as at the involvement of women in social and political activities.

The first such a seminar was held in the town of Astrakhan last April, the statement reads.

It is envisaged that dozens of participants of the second event representing federal and regional authorities, as well as NGOs, are to discuss the results of the implementation of the measures proposed at the first meeting and the development of local cooperation networks and determine best international and national practices in this sphere.