The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on access to and enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health services and rights. But IPPF members' resilience shined through. These are stories from Bulgaria, Serbia, Ireland and Estonia.
Upcoming vote on European Parliament Report specifically dedicated to SRHR in almost 10 years is a milestone for reproductive freedom. A favorable vote will send a strong signal to the European Commission, EU Member States, as well as all European citizens, that MEPs are fully committed to protect and promote SRHR in the EU.
111 organizations express deep concern regarding current threats to reproductive rights in Slovakia. We call on Parliament to reject new regressive and harmful legislative proposal and to refrain from further attempts to restrict women’s reproductive rights in Slovakia.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences have endangered everyone’s health. But in almost all European countries, women have been particularly affected by a significant restriction in access to sexual and reproductive health care, and abortion care in particular.
This guide provides governments with a roadmap for taking necessary measures to protect the rights of women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, especially those experiencing intersecting and persistent forms of discrimination.
IPPF European Network is fighting for women in Europe and Central Asia to lead safe and dignified lives, free from reproductive bullying. Championing access to dignified abortion care for all women is central to our work.