Slovak Parliament votes against restricting abortion law!

    Slovak Parliament has voted against a bill that would restrict access to abortion in the country. The bill, proposed by the leading parliamentary group back in July, has already passed the first out of three votes in September. It…
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Moldova introduces new National Safe Abortion Standards

    On August 18, 2020, Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor, and Social Protection approved the revised National Safe Abortion Standards . This decision was made after the document was approved during the Ministry of Health’s…

Slovakia postpones the vote on restricting abortion law

    After weeks of anticipation, Slovak parliament has moved votings on a bill restricting access to abortion in the country for the next sitting, scheduled to start on October 20. The bill has been an important part…

Women's access to abortion care under threat in Slovakia

    111 organizations, including ASTRA Network, express deep concern regarding current threats to reproductive rights in Slovakia in a joint civil society letter published yesterday. The Slovak Parliament is currently debating…

Poland to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

  Polish Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, and Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, Marlena Maląg, both announced that Poland will soon start the process of withdrawal from the Convention on preventing and combating violence…

Slovak Parliament to discuss 4 bills restricting access to abortion in July

    Slovak Parliament is set to start new session on 7 July, which is scheduled to run until 17 July. 4 new legislative proposals aimed at restricting access to abortion have been registered to be discussed and voted upon…

Montenegro becomes first country in Balkans to legalise same-sex civil partnerships

Montenegro has become the first European country outside both Western Europe and the EU to legalise same-sex civil partnerships. A new bill passed on Wednesday gives same-sex couples equal legal rights as heterosexual ones except for child…
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Romania Vying with Poland and Hungary to Ban Gender Education

    Vying with Poland and Hungary, the Romanian Parliament adopted an amendment to the National Education Law seeking to prohibit information on gender identity in schools, universities and other educational spaces. The amendment…

Croatian women show the middle finger to abortion remarks

    Croatian politicians were left in no doubt about the strength of feeling on the subject of abortion in the country, after remarks in pre-election debates prompted a backlash visualised by perhaps the most defiant gestures…

Polish president pledges to “defend children from LGBT ideology” ahead of election

    Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has published a set of pledges to support Polish families if he wins a second term in elections later this month. Among his promises is to “defend children from LGBT ideology”. Duda…

Thousands of Alabanians protest in Tirana after a minor was raped

    On 4th June, thousands of people protested in the streets of Tirana. The protest, organised by a group of secondary school students, was a reaction to a rape of a 15-year old student, who was assaulted by a 65-year old…

Lithuanian Minister of Health leans in to conservative opponents of SRHR

    At the beginning of  2019, Lithuanian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists asked the  State Commission on Drugs and Medicine Reimbursement  to provide reimbursement for hormonal contraception (hormonal IUD)…

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