Public debate with medical professionals and civil society on abortion law and Members of the European Parliament visit Croatia

The Center for Education, Counseling and Research (CESI), a feminist organization working for gender equality, and the Initiative of Pro-Choice Doctors organized a public debate on 9 May entitled “Abortion law for the 21st century”, in order to emphasize that abortion should be legal, safe and accessible to all women.

Croatian MEP Biljanja Borzan organised visit of members of the Socialists & Democrats group and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Mission to Croatia at the beginning of May 2017. The MEPs observed the situation of women’s rights in the country with a special focus on sexual and reproductive rights. The delegation, composed of Iratxe Garcia Perez, (Spain), Biljana Borzan (Croatia), Liliana Rodriges (Portugal) and Julie Ward MEP (UK), met with representatives of civil society,  members of the Parliament, the Ministry of Health and service providers in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the situation on reproductive rights in Croatia. They also organized a public event “The female body as political battleground: sexual and reproductive health and rights in Croatia“

SOURCES: CESI in: Astra CEE Bulletin on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, No.6 (165), 2017 ; Short video of the MEP’s visit to Croatia