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Poland against UN standards on abortion and capital punishment

The ongoing battle around fundamental reproductive rights in Poland becomes even more fierce. Government’s attempts to criminalize abortions and make one of the toughest anti-abortion laws even stricter are expressed in its statement delivered to the Human Rights Committee. Polish non-governmental organizations are deeply concerned about the official remarks to the General Comment No 36 […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on fundamentalism and extremism and the cultural rights of women presented at the 72nd session of the General Assembly

The UN Secretary-General transmitted to the United Nations General Assembly the report prepared by the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune that had been submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 28/9. The report holds numerous examples and refrences to on sexual and reproductive rights, sexual orientation and bodily autonomy. […]

“Worlds Apart”: UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report 2017

Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns Only about half of the world’s women hold paid jobs Globally, women earn 77% of what men get Three in five women worldwide lack maternity leave, many pay “motherhood penalty” Unless inequality […]

Lithuanian Parliament to consider restricting access to abortion

Lithuanian Parliament will, in the coming weeks, discuss a draft law that would strongly restrict women’s access to legal abortion leaving only two options for accessing the procedure: when women’s life and health are in danger and in cases of rape. If adopted, this law would put Lithuania among countries with the strictest laws on […]

Doctors for Women help women in Poland access emergency contraception

Doctors for Women (Lekarze Kobietom) is an informal initiative that unites doctors from all across Poland who want to help women access emergency contraception. Created as a response to Ministry of Health decision to reinstate the requirement for doctor’s prescription for emergency contraception the initiative aims to fill the wide gap of reproductive health needs. […]

Publication about the Black Protest in Poland

We are happy to present a brand new publication about the Black Protest in Poland – a set of essays written by participants of the movement that happened one year ago. The essays are personal, intimate and honest stories that can bring you closer to the reality of Poland and women’s struggle for reproductive rights […]

Statement by UN Special Procedures on International Safe Abortion Day

Speaking ahead of International Safe Abortion Day, a group of United Nations human rights experts has called on States across the world to repeal laws that criminalize and unduly restrict abortion and policies based on outdated stereotypes, to release all women in prison on abortion charges and to counter all stigma against abortion. The experts […]

September 28, 2017 – International Safe Abortion Day

September 28 has been a regional campaign for decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and Caribbean for nearly twenty years before being taken on by SRHR activists all over the world as a Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in 2011. Ensuring universal access to safe abortion is a fundamental […]

Resist & Persist: Our Bodies, Our Abortions, Our Rights!

September 28 – International Safe Abortion Day September 28 has been a regional campaign for decriminalization of abortion in Latin America and Caribbean for nearly twenty years before being taken on by SRHR activists all over the world as a Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in 2011. Ensuring universal […]

Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Globally

HRC36: General Debate Item 825 September 2017 Joint statement on behalf of Action Canada for Population and Development; Federation for Women and Family Planning; Center for Reproductive Rights; Ipas; ActionAid; Advocates for Youth; ARC International (Allied Rainbow Communities International); Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW); Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana “Profamilia”; […]

Poland undergoes 3rd cycle of the UPR

The 36th Human Rights Council adopted the Universal Periodic Review of Poland and its outcome report on human rights, including the realization (or rather non-realization) of sexual and reproductive rights. Poland received a total of 185 recommendations, of which supported 144 recommendations and noted 31. Additional clarifications were provided on 10 partially supported recommendations. The […]

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