ARMENIA: Women’s Resource Center

There have been changes to the abortion law introduced by the Armenian Government without any consultation with civil society, medical or women’s groups. Abortion remains accessible until the 12th week but Article 10 of the Law on Reproductive Health and Rights was amended to ban sex-selective abortion after the first trimester. A mandatory three-day waiting period was also added supposedly to allow gynaecologists time to provide counselling, which was made mandatory. According to someone in … Continued

“This victory on abortion has empowered Polish women – we’ll never be the same.” (Krystyna Kacpura, 6 October 2016)

Our congratulations to the women of Poland for the brilliant decision to call a national strike on 3 October, in which between 30,000 and 100,000 people, according to different reports, took to the streets to protest the threatened ban on abortion: the government couldn’t ignore you any longer.

POLAND: ASTRA and Federation for Women and Family Planning

On a wall in Poland: In view of the most recent events we recommend WomenHelpWomen. And remember: In Slovakia the clinics are the cheapest and Berlin is the closest. 25 September, Black Protest ASTRA and Federation for Women and Family Planning Thousands of participants across Poland took to the streets on 25 September against the bill advanced by the ruling party, which would criminalise all abortions. The gatherings took place in Poland’s ten biggest cities … Continued

EUROPE: YouAct, European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  YouAct marked the day by sharing our recent work on abortion rights, conducted with our partners (ASTRA Network, ASTRA Youth, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality): A Joint Statement and Call to Action on the current debate on abortion and threat to reproductive rights for women in Poland that was endorsed by more than 50 organisations and sent to the Polish Prime Minister in mid-September. A Factsheet on Abortion in Europethat aims to raise awareness about women’s and … Continued


10 Days of Action in Croatia PaRiter, an association for human rights and citizen participation in Rijeka, started a campaign in 2016 dedicated to women’s rights, especially women’s reproductive rights called: “Ten days of action against the collapse of women’s reproductive rights”. The campaign aimed to link together the National Day against Violence against Women (September 22nd), International Contraception Day (September 26th), Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion (September 28th) and International Day … Continued

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