EUROPEAN UNION – Report on the Legal Rights of Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union

This report analyses requests for asylum in the European Union by women survivors of gender-based violence and calls for the Convention to be updated to cover gender-based reasons for seeking asylum. Two paragraphs of the report mention abortion as one … Continued

POLAND – “Save Women” bill with 500,000 signatures submitted to the Polish parliament

  On 23 October, the “Save Women” Civic Committee tabled a bill on women’s rights and voluntary parenthood signed by almost 500,000 Polish citizens. The lower Chamber has three months to initiate a debate on this bill, but it will … Continued

POLAND- My Black Protest

The ongoing battle around fundamental reproductive rights in Poland becomes even more fierce. Since mobilization of pro-choice-minded people on the third of October in both 2016 and 2017 the major decision-makers have repeatedly suggested that they would support an abortion ban in cases of fetal malformation. Therefore, the Great Coalition for Equality and Choice would like to call your attention to our latest publication about the Black Protest and, more broadly, people’s personal stories about the moment when the personal became political for them. It portrays contemporary Poland mostly from the perspective of medium-sized cities and small towns.

LITHUANIA- Lithuanian Parliament to discuss restricting access to abortion

  The Lithuanian Parliament is due to discuss a draft law that would strongly restrict women’s access to legal abortion leaving only two options for accessing the procedure: when women’s life and health are in danger and in cases of … Continued

Armenia: Women’s Resource Center – Press Conference

Women’s Resource Center Armenia initiated a press conference with local media to raise the issues for the Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion. A reproductive health and rights expert, a lawyer and a disability rights expert participated in the press conference. The main topic of concern was access to safe abortion for different groups of women, including women with disabilities and rural women.

Romania: Sex-Ed Campaign – September 26th and 28th celebrations

Romanian ASTRA Network member Daniela Draghici of the Society for Feminist Analyses (AnA) organized and coordinated events for World Contraception Day, September 26, and International Safe Abortion Day, September 28, under the “SEXed Talk” Campaign, in partnership with the Society for Education in Contraception and Sexuality, Astra Youth, Youth for Youth Foundation, Romanian Anti-AIDS Foundation, Midwives’ Association and Marie Stopes International Foundation Romania.

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