Protest calling on politicians to solve the problem of sexuality education in Lithuania

14 December 2015 The Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights and young activists led the protest near the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science offices. With this protest, the activists wanted to encourage politicians to solve the problem of sexuality education in Lithuania. They highlighted that HIV spreads rapidly among youth and teen girls get pregnant two times more often than girls in Western Europe countries. The protest participants held up banners with messages such as: … Continued

“It’s about you” campaign on abortion stigma in Macedonia

On Human Rights Day (10th December), the campaign “It’s about you” was launched as part of the HERA Youth project “Abortion Stigma”. The launch of the campaign was accompanied by a statement from the HERA Youth calling the Government and the Ministry of Health to take into consideration the concluding observations of the UN Human Rights Committee to review the law and stop the anti-abortion campaign. Young girls and activists developed four videos, of which … Continued

Feature by Astra Youth – Central and Eastern Europe

by ASTRA YOUTH The following reports of activities in the region are on the Astra Youth Facebook page or were in the Astra Bulletin. To mark the #16DaysofActivism campaign, ASTRA Youth organized a social media photo event ‘I hav e the right to…’ in order to call attention to sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in the region. ASTRA Youth members published their photos with messages calling for recognition of young people’s … Continued

POLAND: Federation for Women & Family Planning panel on reproductive health and rights

It has become a Polish tradition that anti-choice groups are trying to push for further restrictions in abortion access in Poland. This year they launched a citizens’ bill which provided for a complete ban on abortions, even in cases of rape, fatal malformations of the fetus and when a women’s life and health was at risk. Pro-choice and human rights groups protested. The coalition of organizations led by the Federation for Women and Family Planning … Continued

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