Hungary rolls back legal protections, puts trans and intersex people at risk

     On 19 May 2020, following weeks of international outcry, the Hungarian Parliament voted 133 in favour, 57 opposed, to approve an omnibus bill, one article of which replaces the category of “sex” on the civil registry…

Polish bans on abortion and sexuality education forwaded to parliamentary committees

  Today, Polish Parliament has voted on civic draft bills that (if introduced) would effectively ban abortion and criminalize sexuality education. The voting took place amidst COVID-19 outbreak, making it impossible to organise a street…

ASTRA Network's statement on Polish bans on abortion and sexuality education

    ASTRA, Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, stands in solidarity with Polish people that are currently facing a possibility of introducing both a total ban on abortion and criminalisation…

Joint civil society statement on COVID-19 and abortion in Europe

    ASTRA Network has endorsed a joint civil society statement on COVID-19 and abortion in Europe. The statement, prepared by our long-time partner organisation Center for Reproductive Rights, was published today with endorsement …

Polish bans on sexuality education and abortion are back

    Polish Parliament is set to discuss the infamous civil draft bills banning both abortion and sexuality education during a sitting next week (15-16 April). The timing of this debate could not be worse, given the COVID-19 lockdown…

Our new regional report is out

    ASTRA Network is proud to present our newest publication. "The fight hidden in plain sight. Sexual and reproductive health and rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia" is a comprehensive guide to SRHR in…

ASTRA Network's yearly report

    We have the pleasure to announce that our yearly report is out! Last year was a very special one for the Network. It was a year of hard work and collaboration, expanding our horizons and monitoring closely the regional…

Slovakian abortion law stays intact!

      Slovak lawmakers have rejected a bill that would limit access to abortion in the country.   The bill, presented to the Parliament by three members of a conservative Slovak National Party two weeks ago, was drafted…

Slovakian Parliament discusses limiting access to abortion

    Slovak National Party presented Slovak government with a draft of a bill that will limit access to abortion in the country.  If introduced, proposed new legislation  would force women and persons seeking abortion to undergo…

Accelerating the Promise – a grassroots perspective

    Last week the governments of Kenya and Denmark, together with UNFPA, hosted the Nairobi Summit, acknowledging the long, hard journey we have had since the 1994 Cairo Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The aim…

Catholic fundamentalists attempt to ban sexuality education in Poland

    Two days ago, the Polish government voted on a bill that would criminalise teaching comprehensive sexuality education in schools, stop doctors from prescribing contraceptives for anyone under 18 and put carers at risk of…

Joint civil society statement for International Safe Abortion Day

    Sexual Rights Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, Ipas, the Asia-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development…

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