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 Życia (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…

Slovak Parliament to discuss a possible abortion ban (again)

    Slovak Parliament is to discuss another draft law aiming to limit access to abortion in the country in the upcoming days. The draft law (Print no. 665) was proposed by a group of MPs from OĽANO (Ordinary People and Independent…

Activists say Romania Has Been Quietly Phasing Out Abortion

    Daniela Draghici knows firsthand what an abortion ban looks like. In 1976, when she was a college student in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, she got pregnant after her contraception failed. Abortion was prohibited in…

Montenegro struggles with sex-selective abortion

    Montenegro continues to struggle with sex-selective abortion, despite a ban on the procedure introduced in 2009. A deeply engraved social "son preference" causes a fall of births of girls, who are seen "less profitable"…

European Court of Human Rights to consider Polish women's complaints on the abortion ban

    In April 2021 Federation for Women and Family Planning started the Women’s Collective Complaint campaign. Its aim was to encourage Polish women to send applications to the European Court of Human Rights in connection with…

"Abortion is a human right", European Parliament declares

    Yesterday, on 24 June, European Parliament declared abortion a human right in a historical vote. Adopted document, informally called "the Matić report" (after the text's author, Predrag Fred Matić, a Croatian Socialist…
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New anti-abortion legislative proposals presented in Slovakia

    Two new anti-abortion legislative proposals have been registered in the Slovak parliament for the upcoming parliamentary sessions, which is to take place on 15 June - 2 July. Reportedly, the bills are expected to be discussed…
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Istanbul Convention - a regional overview

    Today, on May 11, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of opening the Istanbul Convention for signatures. Istanbul Convention was – and still is – an extraordinary achievement in the international arena of women’s rights…

ASTRA 2020 annual report

    2020 turned out to be an extremely challenging year, mostly - but not only - due to the new reality of COVID-19 pandemic. The world had to reorganize in a great show of solidarity and support in these trying times. However,…

Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Macedonia under attack from anti-gender movement

    In January 2021, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia has presented the new concept of primary education reforms which recognizes the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as an optional…

Rising opposition towards sexuality education in Romanian schools

    Parents are opposing to sexuality education classes conducted in schools in Romania. As Daniela Draghici, Romanian activists and ASTRA Network's Advisory Board member, tells us, they are mostly motivated by conservative forces…

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