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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 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 […]

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  of over 100 European organisations and coalitions. The document states: The COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis is presenting grave challenges […]

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 and a ban on public gatherings that makes it impossible to hold a street protest. The […]

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 the region. With inputs provided by local organisations from each country, the report presents legal framework for […]

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