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Poland: UN experts say Government must not roll back women’s rights

Poland is at a critical juncture with regard to its record on women’s rights. It must refrain from rolling back women’s rights, particularly in the areas of family and culture, as well as sexual and reproductive health, and undertake further steps to fully achieve gender equality, said UN human rights experts from the UN Working […]

New FEMM study on sexual and reproductive health rights and the implication of conscientious objection

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. It aims to provide a comparative overview of the situation in the European Union, with particular focus on six selected Member States, in terms of access to sexual and reproductive healthcare goods […]

We won’t keep quiet! Solidarity statement with Slovakia

As part of the international campaign of 16 days of activism against violence against women civil society in Slovakia gathers at a protest and march across Bratislava to voice its demands and protest against structural gender based violence, especially any steps limiting access to abortion. The march is called Nebudeme ticho! (We won´t keep quiet!) […]

ASTRA Solidarity statement with Bulgarian women

In response to a call to action started by Левфем (Informal group of Bulgarian left feminists) ASTRA, Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights issues a solidarity statement standing in solidarity with Bulgarian women. We are concerned with the developments in Bulgaria, the worsening status of women’s rights and the lack of […]

High Level Political Forum and Voluntary National Reviews in 2019

The following countries from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have volunteered for the 2019 Voluntary National Reviews during the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Turkmenistan. The 2019 Edition of the Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), prepared by the UN Department […]

UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE – General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life

The UN Human Rights Committee adopted General Comment 36 on the right to life (article 6) that contains 70 paragraphs on the right to life. Paragraph 8 calls for a right to safe abortion, and prohibits any restriction that might lead to an unsafe abortion or risk of death from unsafe abortion. The following paragraphs address […]

The Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018

The Human Rights Defenders World Summit was held on October 29th to 31st in Paris. The conference celebrated the progress made in protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) since the signing of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders on 9 December 1998. It was also an opportunity for HRDs to collectively reflect on and address the […]

Reproductive Rights violations in Croatia spark protests

Report from the protest action „Stop the silence!“ – reading of women’s testimonials  „15.3.2017, Vukovar Hospital. Curettage without anesthesia, even though I had asked for anasthesia for mental distress. My pregnancy was in its tenth month, my heart stopped…They held me by the hands, legs and head, the doctor said I was spoiled because I […]

My body, my rights! Manifesto of 343 European women for sexual and reproductive rights for all women in Europe

343 women from 28 countries throughout Europe decided to stand up together for women’s rights in the European Union and throughout the world. Feminist activists, politicians, or simple citizens, they launch today a common Manifesto -paying tribute to the Manifesto 343 which was released in France in 1971. With this call, they refuse to give […]

16 days of Activism: Stop Violence against SRHR defenders!

Join us during the #16Days of Activism and share your stories as #SRHRheroes, speak out for the recognition of SRHR defenders as Women Human Rights Defenders and demand their protection!  On the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, in solidarity with women’s rights movements worldwide, and highlighting the courageous actions by activists around […]

#SEXEDPL: Social media campaign elevates comprehensive sexuality education in Poland

The Polish educational system completely ignores comprehensive sexuality education and instead proposes “preparation for family life” classes to teenagers – classes widely critised by teachers, parents, non-governmental organisations and youth themselves. These classes are much influenced by the current ideological line of the ruling party and the Catholic Church in Poland. PONTON Group of Sex […]

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