IPPF EN is appalled to learn that the lower chamber of the Polish parliament has today given the green light to establish the Polish Institute of Family and Demography. This seemingly innocuous initiative is anything but. Polish Parliament also votes against latest anti-abortion bill.
The Polish Parliament is set to discuss an anti-abortion bill from a religious ultra conservative group to jail women who access abortion and criminalize anyone who helps them do so, including family members, friends and doctors.
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.
Bomb and death threats targeting at least seven groups in Poland for supporting women’s rights and the right to abortion are disturbing reminders of escalating risks to women’s human rights defenders in the country, Human Rights Watch, CIVICUS, and International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) said today.
An interview with Marta Lempart from the Women's Strike in Poland on how it feels to be a woman human rights defender, what she fights for, her hopes and call to all European citizens who want to support the battle for dignity and freedom.
Polish law enforcement and military which is being deployed today must refrain from using excessive force against peaceful protesters who have taken to the streets around the country to express their discontent with the Polish government.