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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 of public discussion in Slovakia since early July, when it was first presented by the current ruling […]

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 draft legislation that if adopted would impose new barriers to accessing lawful abortion care, harm women’s health and well-being, and undermine their decision-making and privacy. […]

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 against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. The current ruling party, Law and Justice, has […]

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 positions gender as an ideological invention and bans “theories and opinion on gender where it is a separate concept from biological […]

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 of all – the middle finger. Miroslav Skoro of the Homeland Movement and Goran Jandrokovic of the ruling […]

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) for girls and young women of 15-20 years old. The proposal was based on intent to help young women avoid unwanted pregnancies, eliminate price barriers […]

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