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Regressive Anti-Equality Threats to SRHR in Europe

In recent years there have been repeated attempts to roll back legal and policy protections for gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights in parts of Europe. In a number of different countries, [...]

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Advocating for SRHR at the European Union and the Council of Europe

The Center for Reproductive Rights engages with European multilateral bodies and policy makers to advance respect and protection for sexual and reproductive health and rights. We work to ensure that European Union institutions address shortcomings [...]

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EU Resolution Calls for Full Realization of SRHR in the EU

The European Parliament passed today a resolution affirming that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental human rights that must be upheld by European Union (EU) Member States.

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Bill Would Decriminalize Abortion in Malta, the Only EU Country with a Total Abortion Ban

‬Malta is the only country in the European Union that bans abortion in all circumstances. But a bill recently introduced in Parliament would change that.

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Civil society request to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU to take action on the deteriorating situation in Poland

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined over 200 European and international civil society organizations in a letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union calling on the Council to urgently address [...]

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Poland Called on to Implement Long-Overdue Abortion Measures

More than a decade after Poland failed to stop creating barriers to abortion access—as required by three seminal European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rulings—the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe recently issued [...]

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Advancing Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

The Center for Reproductve Rights worked for several years to support the efforts of women and civil society organizations in Ireland to secure reform of Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law. Their decades of efforts culminated [...]

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Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (January 2021)

01/29/21--The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning submit updated information to the Committee of Ministers regarding Poland’s implementation of three judgments of the European Court of Human Rights regarding access to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Submission on Poland to Committee of Ministers (February 2021)

02/24/21--Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Federation for Women and Family Planning of brief supplemental information to the Communication under Rule 9(2) of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers in the cases [...]

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Organizations Join Council of Europe’s Urgent Call for Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care and Services

On 11 March 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a resolution calling on Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and effective procedures for women’s access to lawful [...]

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European Abortion Law: A Comparative Overview

  For more information and graphics, please see the Center's "European Abortion Laws: A Comparative Overview" fact sheet. For more than 60 years Europe has led the continuing global trend towards the liberalization of abortion laws and [...]

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European Abortion Laws: Where Do They Stand?

The Center for Reproductive Rights monitors and analyzes European abortion laws and advocates for reform of laws to ensure that they reflect international human rights standards and best medical practice. For more than 60 years [...]

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Europe Update: Abortion Rights at Risk in Poland and Slovakia

Recent developments in Poland and Slovakia demonstrate the ongoing struggle to defend abortion rights against coordinated and systemic attacks on sexual and reproductive rights across the world.   Poland   Update: On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Poland’s government published an announcement from [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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