Franco-German television channel ARTE has released a feature-length documentary today as a contribution to International Women’s Day, focusing on the anti-abortion movement in Europe. It is entitled, in French, “IVG : Les croisés contre-attaquent” (Abortion: The crusaders counter-attack). It is 95 minutes and has a number of revelations about the anti-choice movement in Europe. For example, it follows a number of women in Italy and Hungary who would like to have an abortion, but who … Continued
YouAct, in partnership with ASTRA Youth, PETRI-Sofia, Y-PEER, and YSAFE launched a project in 2016 aiming to develop a strategy on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), by youth, for youth. This initiative was supported by the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation (EYF), UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNFPA EECARO) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF-EN). The project’s overall aim was to develop a Joint Youth Strategy … Continued
Since World War II, abortion policies have remained remarkably varied across European nations, with struggles over abortion rights at the forefront of national politics. This volume analyses European abortion governance and explores how social movements, political groups, and individuals use protests and resistance to influence abortion policy.
This study, by Elena Zacharenko, is primarily for progressive politicians and policy makers. It aims to provide the tools to help identify conservative actors working to oppose sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at European level and proposes a positive counter-strategy. The findings of the study will also be useful for media and civil society actors.