The All-Russian contest “Sanctity of Motherhood”

The All-Russian contest “Sanctity of Motherhood”

The contest "Sanctity of Motherhood" is realized by the Centre of National Glory and the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the RF.

The contest "Sanctity of Motherhood" is realized by the Centre of National Glory and the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the RF.

The All-Russian Contest "Sanctity of Motherhood" gets underway and is organized by the Centre of National Glory and the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The Contest is focused on protection of motherhood and childhood, increasing the birth rate and prevention of abortions. The Contest is held in order to fulfill the Order of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 7 2012 #606 "About the measures of realization of demographic policy of the Russian Federation" to increase the birth rate, to decrease the number of abortions and to perfect medical and social help for women in obstetrics institutions of the RF, as well following the tasks indicated in the Concept of state family policy in the Russian Federation for the period up to 2025.

Natalia v. Yakunina, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the All-Russian Programme "Sanctity of Motherhood": "Today women of  child-bearing age are the women who were born in 1990s, at the period of drastic demographic decline. Specialists admit that only effective measures on prevention of abortions can be the only help to increase the birth rate. The Ministry of Health and regional authorities do a lot to organize work of psychologists on  pre-abortion counseling in every women’s consultation clinic. However, there are some difficulties; the main ones are insufficient financing and lack of specialists. Our contest is to provide support to practicing psychologists, obstetricians-gynecologists and social workers. It is imperative, how a pregnant woman is treated in a maternity hospital, how they try to help her. We hope that our contest will increase a number of caring employees in women’s consultation clinics who want to help women to make a correct decision and to keep the baby".

The participants of the Contest are state and municipal medical organizations of obstetrical and gynecological field as well as  obstetricians-gynecologists , psychologists and specialists in social work who accompany women during their pregnancy.

The Contest has the following nominations:

  1. "The best women’s consultation clinic (the criterion: keeping the pregnancy of women who applied for an abortion)";
  2. "The best obstetrician-gynecologist (the criterion: keeping the pregnancy of women who applied for an abortion";
  3. "The best psychologist on  pre-abortion counseling and/or specialist in social work";
  4. "For the best educational activity on keeping the baby".

The information about the Contest is disseminated among the regional bodies of healthcare departments in all the subjects of the Russian Federation.

The winners of the Contest should be defined by the Jury. The Jury includes representatives of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called and the Centre of National Glory, as well as other public organizations and independent experts.

The total prize fund of the Contest is allocated by the All-Russian Programme "Sanctity of Motherhood" and amounts to 1,000,000 rubles.

The prize fund is divided among 13 winners of the Contest in the following manner:

  • 100,000 rubles — for the first place in each of the four nominations.
  • 80,000 rubles — for the second place in each of the four nominations.
  • 60,000 rubles — for the third place in each of the four nominations.
  • Special prize of the Jury of the Contest — 40,000 rubles.

The awards ceremony for the winners of the Contest will be held as part of the V Forum of the All-Russian Programme "Sanctity of Motherhood" in  Saint-Petersburg just before the Mother’s Day on 24 November 2016.

As part of the Contest it is planned to have a specialized online course on "Psychological consulting of pregnant women in a crisis situation".

To support the Contest it is planned to hold a charity evening on 13 July 2016 (the organizer is the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called with support from the Endowment Fund "ISTOKI")

Coordinator of the Contest representing the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called: Tatyana G. Golovanova — chief specialist of the Implementation Department of the Programme "Sanctity of Motherhood" +7 (495) 641 5200, ext. 1048
konkurssm@bk.ru

Extra information:

In 2016 it is 10 years of implementation of the All-Russian programme "Sanctity of Motherhood" which is aimed at psychological support for pregnant women who appeared to be in a difficult life situation. One of the main goals of the Programme is to facilitate the prevention of abortions, to assert in the society certain attitude to every human life that is about to be born as to the absolute value. During the Programme’s interaction with regions-partners over 40,000 children were born. At the initiative of the All-Russian Programme "Sanctity of Motherhood" the educational seminars for psychologists and obstetricians-gynecologists are organized in different regions of the Russian Federation every year.