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EU and UN Launch Spotlight Initiative to End Violence Against Women

European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund This week the European Union and the United Nations kicked off a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls – The Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight Initiative was announced at a high-level event at the United Nations, led […]

Support the HRC36 Joint NGO statement on safe and legal abortion

In support of the September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas have developed a joint statement on abortion rights for delivery at the upcoming 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The session runs from Sept. 11-29, […]

Side Event at HRC36 on protecting SRHR in times of backlash

Realizing Rights : Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in times of Backlash ASTRA Network Coordinator will have the honor to participate in a side event during the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council that is being held in Geneva. Download the flyer for the event HERE. Despite 20 years of significant […]

Abortion battle in Poland continues

Poland remains to be at forefront of battle over women’s rights and women’s right to a safe and legal abortion. In recent months, despite the success of the “Black Protest” from last year we are witnessing attempts to further restrict the current, already very strict, legislation. However, this time the anti-choice groups, with clear and […]

Conscience-based refusal in reproductive medicine in Croatia

Conscience-based refusal in reproductive medicine paper by CESI includes analysis of legislation, politics and practice regarding refusal of health care services provision on conscientious grounds in the Republic of Croatia, and indicating the problems in legislation and practice which enables malpractice thus violating the right of patient to access lawful medical care in a timely […]

Eight CEE countries to participate in the 2018 Voluntary National Review of Agenda 2030

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven”. These national reviews – Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) – are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the high-level political forum (HLPF), meeting under […]

Global Experts Prioritize Tackling Conscientious Objection to Abortion

Fifty experts from 20 countries in Africa, the Americas and Europe, gathered at the first international convening on conscientious objection to abortion have concluded that the refusal to provide legal abortion services is hurting women all over the world and must be tackled. The meeting, co-hosted by Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (MYSU) and the […]

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda a priority for 2018 for ECOCOS

On 27 July, the newly elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – Maria Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN – set support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as a priority for 2018. “I wish to announce that the key priority of my Presidency will be […]

Petition calling for access to abortion

Mobilisations throughout Europe around September 28, 2017 In solidarity with all European women, after the exemplary struggle of Spanish women in 2014 and Polish women in 2016, we demand that women’s rights, the right to control their own bodies, the right to abortion and to health are respected in all European countries and recognized as […]

UN Joint agency statement on non-discrimination in health care

The UN has come forward with a first ever UN Joint inter-agency statement calling for an end to discrimination in health care. It calls for, amongst other things, repealing discriminatory laws and practices, including laws that criminalize sex work, drug use and SRH services and information. This statement is part of UNAIDS’ agenda on zero […]

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