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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 […]

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 situation. But not only that -  we also celebrated our 20th anniversary of existance, […]

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 to oblige women and pregnant persons to undergo an ultrasound before terminating a pregnancy. It also […]

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 a mandatory ultrasound examination, to view and obtain the ultrasound image of the embryo or the foetus, and to listen […]

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 of this high-level event was to mobilize governments, civil society organizations, donors, activists and everyone in-between to make […]

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 imprisonment if they talk to youth about sexuality. The notion to drop further works filed by the opposition was […]

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 , and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality have developed a joint statement on abortion rights that was delivered during the 42nd session of […]

Social media campaign on the new Northern Macedonian abortion law

    On 4th of June 2019 HERA (Health Education and Research Association) has launched a social media campaign regarding the benefits from the recently adopted Abortion law in North Macedonia. Namely, within two weeks 5 animated videos were shared and informative posters were disseminated in 72 private and public health institutions in 8 cities […]

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health Published

    A new set of guidelines was recently published by WHO. The document, known as “WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”, is presented on WHO’s website with following words:   Self-care interventions are among the most promising and exciting new approaches to improve health and well-being, […]

We urge the new European Parliament to stand up for reproductive freedom, safety and dignity

    MEPs play a huge role in securing reproductive freedom and gender equality in the EU and abroad. Following the election of a new European Parliament, IPPF EN will continue working closely with them to ensure that these issues remain high on the EU’s agenda. The May 2019 elections for the European Parliament had a record high turnout of over […]

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