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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE – General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life

The UN Human Rights Committee adopted General Comment 36 on the right to life (article 6) that contains 70 paragraphs on the right to life. Paragraph 8 calls for a right to safe abortion, and prohibits any restriction that might lead to an unsafe abortion or risk of death from unsafe abortion. The following paragraphs address […]

The Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018

The Human Rights Defenders World Summit was held on October 29th to 31st in Paris. The conference celebrated the progress made in protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) since the signing of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders on 9 December 1998. It was also an opportunity for HRDs to collectively reflect on and address the […]

Reproductive Rights violations in Croatia spark protests

Report from the protest action „Stop the silence!“ – reading of women’s testimonials  „15.3.2017, Vukovar Hospital. Curettage without anesthesia, even though I had asked for anasthesia for mental distress. My pregnancy was in its tenth month, my heart stopped…They held me by the hands, legs and head, the doctor said I was spoiled because I […]

My body, my rights! Manifesto of 343 European women for sexual and reproductive rights for all women in Europe

343 women from 28 countries throughout Europe decided to stand up together for women’s rights in the European Union and throughout the world. Feminist activists, politicians, or simple citizens, they launch today a common Manifesto -paying tribute to the Manifesto 343 which was released in France in 1971. With this call, they refuse to give […]

16 days of Activism: Stop Violence against SRHR defenders!

Join us during the #16Days of Activism and share your stories as #SRHRheroes, speak out for the recognition of SRHR defenders as Women Human Rights Defenders and demand their protection!  On the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, in solidarity with women’s rights movements worldwide, and highlighting the courageous actions by activists around […]

#SEXEDPL: Social media campaign elevates comprehensive sexuality education in Poland

The Polish educational system completely ignores comprehensive sexuality education and instead proposes “preparation for family life” classes to teenagers – classes widely critised by teachers, parents, non-governmental organisations and youth themselves. These classes are much influenced by the current ideological line of the ruling party and the Catholic Church in Poland. PONTON Group of Sex […]

Civil Society Welcomes Landmark Resolution on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Human Rights at the Human Rights Council

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Global Justice Center, Arrow, Rutgers, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, Plan International, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, the Federation for Women and Family Planning, Akahatá and the White Ribbon Alliance applaud the significant progress on the rights […]

ASTRA delivers civil society statement at the UNECE ICPD+25 Conference

Civil society gathered at the consultation prior to the UNECE regional ICPD+25 conference in Geneva reflected on the progress made during the past five years since ICPD Beyond 2014 in the region and deliberated on how to translate commitments into action and considered priorities for the follow-up. ASTRA Network representative from Georgia presented the statement […]

ASTRA statement for September 28

Today,  on  September  28,  International Safe Abortion Day,  ASTRA Network stands in solidarity with all women human rights defenders and activists working to ensure abortion rights and demanding that abortion be legal, truly accessible, and safe. Access to safe abortion is a matter of human rights, social justice and a basic health concern. In countries […]

UNECE ICPD+25 Regional Conference and CSO conference

One of the main features of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994 was the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the process. This commitment has continued ever since and is now highly visible as part of the activities already underway to celebrate ICPD+25. The UN Economic Commission for […]

223 organisations endorse the CSO abortion statement at HRC39

In support of the September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion the Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, ARROW, AWID and the Swedish Association for Sexuality and Education have developed a joint statement on abortion rights. The statement endorsed by 223 non-governmental organisations […]

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