TURKEY – Refusal of access to legal abortion is a human rights violation: Constitutional Court

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a young woman’s rights were violated when she was denied an abortion for a pregnancy that was the result of sexual assault. The 17-year-old became pregnant as a result of sexual assault in 2017 and her family reported the perpetrator, according to the evidence presented to the Constitutional Court. The family also demanded the termination of the unwanted pregnancy. However, no abortion decision was issued after the application went … Continued

TUNISIA – National Tunisian Women’s Day Call for an Emergency Action Plan

Today, women and the whole Tunisian people, as well as civil and democratic society, celebrate Women’s Day in an unstable health and political situation. On this 64th anniversary of the Personal Status Code, the health situation in Tunisia continues to deteriorate with regard to sexual and reproductive rights, and in particular access to contraception and abortion.

STOP PRESS! POLAND & TURKEY – Demonstrations against Polish decision to leave the Istanbul Convention

The Polish government has announced its intention to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the most comprehensive international treaty on violence against women. Thousands of women protested at the move in cities across Poland on 25 July 2020.

ISRAEL – How a religious anti-abortion group obtained confidential information on women seeking abortions

It apparently started when a staff member at an abortion clinic contacted a religious organisation with a guilty conscience about her work. This person is alleged to have supplied the religious organisation with names and phone numbers of women who had phoned the clinic to ask about having an abortion. The story was uncovered when one woman received a phone call from someone in the organisation, who tried to talk her out of having an … Continued

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