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Over 200 civil society organisations send letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU expressing deep concerns over the deteriorating situation in Poland.
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.
IPPF EN is very encouraged by a series of positive developments in recent days which show European decision-makers and public bodies supporting the reproductive freedom and safety of women and girls, and rejecting harmful obstacles to care.
New data reveals how opponents of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic as cover to try to push back against progressive reforms.
The Lithuanian Health Minister, Aurelijus Veryga, has halted a new contraceptive reimbursement scheme following interference by religious NGOs and politicians.
Around the world, sexual and reproductive care providers and advocates know that people still need access to contraception and other services, even in the midst of a pandemic.
CSOs are urging the European governments to do everything in their power to ensure that human rights of women and girls are upheld and that they are not left behind.
Civil society statement on COVID-19: Europe must demonstrate it cares for all, through times of crisis, and beyond. Solidarity must be the bedrock of Europe’s response to this crisis.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, bills banning abortion care in practice and endangering young people by criminalizing relationship and sexuality education are set to be voted in the Polish Sejm on 15 and 16 April 2020.