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High on the list of things that Viktor Orban doesn’t want you to know: homosexuality is a Hungarian invention & 59% of Hungarians believe that gay couples should have equal rights to adopt a child, yet attacking LGBTI* rights is at the top of the political agenda.
On World Contraception Day, it might seem surprising that we still need to raise awareness about contraceptive care in Europe. But our work with some of Europe's most vulnerable communities brings home how much contraceptive care still changes and saves lives.
Last weekend, a referendum was held in Romania with the aim of establishing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Romanians were asked to vote on whether they wanted to amend the current gender-neutral description in their constitution to specify that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. The initiative failed to meet the 30% threshold required for it to be valid.
I grew up feeling ashamed and somewhat guilty of my body, receiving too much unwanted attention. From colleagues at schools to strangers on the street, it seemed totally natural for strangers to slap my behind or catcall me. I knew this was not right, but also didn’t realize that it was not my fault.
“I like that he reads a lot, and that he’s handsome too!” says Nicoleta of her boyfriend Marian. Marian and Nicoleta, both in their twenties, met by chance in 2014, and are now eager to move in together. “She’s beautiful,” ...
This World Contraception Day, we highlight the worrying situation in Romania, where the political climate as well as the loss of development funding since the country joined the EU has created a serious obstacle to access to contraception. The impact ...