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European Union: Addressing the urgent needs of refugees from Ukraine who seek sexual and reproductive healthcare and gender-based violence support

    Members of the European Parliament express serious concern about the situation of refugee women from Ukraine and call for concrete efforts by the EU Institutions to ensure fulfilment of obligations under the Temporary Protection…
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Foundation for Women and Family Planning FEDERA comments on the Polish elections exit poll

    In Poland, 15th October 2023 will be remembered as a day on which history was made. An astonishing 74% turnout, with record-high women’s participation (over 73% according to exit polls), makes this year’s parliamentary…

Statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

      ASTRA Network categorically condemns the actions of the Russian military forces in Ukraine.   As ASTRA Network, we bring together organisations from Central and Eastern Europe - a region so dramatically…
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One year after the introduction of Polish anti-abortion law, another woman dies

    Today marks the first anniversary of the Polish abortion ban coming to life.  On January 27, 2021, a ban on abortion in case of foetal malformations was imposed in Poland, a country with one of the most restrictive anti-abortion…
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Polish Minister tightens the state's control over educational system

    Yesterday, on 13th January, Polish Sejm voted in favour of the so-called “Lex Czarnek”, nicknamed after the Minister of Education and Science PrzemysÅ‚aw Czarnek who presented the draft bill to the Parliament. The…
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A summary of the latest developments in Poland

    Last week, the Polish Minister of Health Andrzej Niedzielski issued a draft ministerial ordinance that – if passed – would digitalize all patients’ data in a system administrated by the Minister himself.…

Slovakia rejected proposed anti-abortion bill

    Yesterday, on October 11, Slovakia rejected an anti-abortion bill proposed by Ordinary People, the senior party in the coalition government. The bill was rejected by one vote, with 67 of the present 134 lawmakers (out…

Death toll of anti-abortion law in Poland

    On 29 October 2021 attorney J. Budzowska, who deals with medical error cases announced the death of 30 years old woman, Izabela. 22 weeks’ pregnant woman was said to have been taken to the hospital with an amenorrhea…

Impressions from the protest outside the Constitutional Tribunal on 1st November in Warsaw, Poland

    Yesterday, on 1st November, crowds gathered outside of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland and in town squares of tens of other cities. A few days earlier a tweet was published, marking the moment we all feared since…
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Moldova ratifies Istanbul Convention

    Moldova has ratified the Istanbul Convention, 4 years after initial signing of the document. The Convention is universally recognized as a vital tool for combating gender-based violence, coming with a comprehensive framework…

Federa calls to Polish Parliamentarians for 28th September

    The following is a reprint from our Polish member organisation, Federation for Women and Family Planning. For the full article, including the list of the call's signatories, go to Federa's website. Polish Parliament is…

Polish anti-choice NGO files for a total ban on abortion

    A Polish NGO called Pro-Prawo do Å»ycia (Pro-The right to life) filed a civil draft bill (reportedly signed by over 130 000 Polish citizens) in the Parliament today. If passed, the new law would ban abortion with no exceptions. The…

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