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.
On the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention - the most far-reaching international legal instrument to set out binding obligations to prevent and combat violence against women - the European Parliament Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee voted today in favour of the report presented by MEP Predrag Fred Matić on “the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU”.
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.