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Amicus Work: Europe

Application by Sarah Jane Eware for Judicial Review (Reference No: 2018/60061/01) High Court of Northern Ireland (2019) Issue: Prohibition and criminalization of abortion. Center’s position: The prohibition and criminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland violated [...]

Europe,Case Document

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, [...]

Abortion,Europe,Uncategorized

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

Inequality and Discrimination in Maternal Health in Europe

The Center for Reproductive Rights works with human rights defenders and civil society organizations across the region to address the entrenched discrimination and inequalities faced by marginalized groups in Europe in the sphere of sexual [...]

Maternal Health,Europe,Uncategorized

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.

Abortion, Assisted Reproduction, Contraception, Maternal Health,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Convicted for ‘advertising’ abortion, German doctors are fighting to share the facts

In this CNN article about a German law that prevents doctors from “advertising for abortion,” or even publishing information on abortion on their websites, Leah Hoctor, the Center for Reproductive Rights' regional director for Europe, [...]

Europe,Center in the Spotlight

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.

Abortion,Malta, Europe,Around the World,Story

Replay Available: Roundtable on Migrant Women’s Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

The video replay is now available for "Good Practices in Guaranteeing Undocumented Women’s Access to Health Care in the EU," a virtual roundtable hosted by the Center and its partner.

Maternal Health,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Center to Host Roundtable on Migrant Women’s Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

Please join the Center for Reproductive Rights on May 5 at 10:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) as it hosts a virtual roundtable on the barriers undocumented migrant women face when trying to access and afford maternal health care in the European Union (EU).

Maternal Health,Europe,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland,Engaging Policymakers,Story

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, Ireland,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Around the World,Uncategorized

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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