In 2017 the Women’s Resource Centre Armenia has launched an initiative to develop a network of experts to advocate for women’s reproductive rights. The Network members are representatives from different organizations and activists who have a background in reproductive rights. An issue of the highest importance currently, on which the network is focussing, is access to abortion. In August 2016 the Armenian Government passed an amendment to the Law on Human Reproductive Health and Reproductive … Continued
This is said to be a big step forward for UN Women in that sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are mentioned as critical issues many times in the document, even though no specific aspects, such as safe abortion or safe pregnancy, were named.
“At this point it is hard to anticipate how votes will go, although it is expected that the Court may deny the injunction regarding abortion by saying they need more in-depth debate on the issue.”
The situation of women in Poland continues to deteriorate. The “Stop Abortion” civic committee succeeded in submitting a draft law introducing a complete ban on abortion and a new category into the criminal code – “prenatal murder”, which will introduce a penalty of 3–5 years in prison for women, doctors and anyone helping a woman to have an abortion.
In the four congresses that have taken place so far, they have succeeded in bringing together and sensitising nearly 1,400 representatives of the world of law and medicine, to address the issues surrounding the protection, defence and exercise of reproductive rights in Latin America.