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Within the fourth package of “pandemic-related measures”, the Polish President signed a new law that changed the Criminal Penal Code so that up to 8 years prison sentences would be applied to those that perform abortions.
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.
Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day to draw attention to the discrimination and violence experienced by the LGBTI community.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the delivery of sexual and reproductive healthcare around the world. In Europe we had to close 208 static clinics.
European governments should urgently guarantee safe and timely access to abortion care for women and girls in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic, 100 nongovernmental organizations said today.