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Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human rights organizations said today.
We mark the International Safe Abortion Day by highlighting that women and girls in Europe face unnecessary obstacles to access abortion care and in some countries are even forced to continue pregnancies against their will.
In this episode of Gender & The Union we discuss what the European Union and all of us can do prevent gender-based violence and fight inequalities, with Ms. Leonetta Pajer, head of Operations at the EU Delegation in Serbia and Gala, youth activist from Serbia.
In this episode of Gender and the Union we discuss what the European Union and all of us can do to create a society free from sexism and discrimination, with the EU Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli and our sexual and reproductive rights youth advocate, Amanda, from Sweden.
In this episode of Gender and The Union we discuss how relationship and sexuality education can be a way to prevent gender inequalities and gender-based violence, together with Predrag Fred MATIĆ, Member of the European Parliament & our youth activist, Luize.
The European Parliament voted today in favour of a landmark report presented by Croatian MEP Predrag Fred Matić on “the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU”.
Gender & The Union is a podcast exploring why policy changes matter to combat gender-based violence in the European Union, and why relationship and sexuality education is key to creating a more equal and safe future for all.
Women and girls in Italy continue to face an unacceptable array of obstacles to abortion care many stemming from lack of information. This undermines reproductive freedom and safety. Laiga has developed a map with information on hospitals that provide abortion care.
Europe is facing unprecedented global and local challenges. Rising authoritarianism continues to place European democracy at risk. We need urgent action to achieve a pandemic recovery that will reshape society, as well tackle climate change, inequalities, and the design and control of new technologies. This must be a watershed moment to set Europe on a transformation towards a just, sustainable, democratic, and inclusive society.
We strongly welcome the decision of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the EU to take action on the deteriorating situation in Poland and Hungary. Women and the LGBT community, in particular, have seen their rights eroded. Citizens and media have been silenced, judges and academia have been exposed to attacks.