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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, [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

Abortion,Europe,Around the World,Uncategorized

International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

Abortion,Poland,In the Courts,News

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Rolls Back Reproductive Rights

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling to invalidate the constitutionality of access to abortion on the ground of “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” will further harm women and [...]

Abortion,Poland,Engaging Policymakers,News

Joint Statement issued by Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch on Upcoming Session of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland

Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch will be sending independent expert monitors to the forthcoming hearing of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal as the court prepares to issue a decision regarding [...]

Abortion,Poland,Engaging Policymakers,News

Breaking: Slovakia’s Parliament Rejects Harmful Restrictions on Abortion Care

Today, the Slovak Parliament once again rejected pending legislation that would have introduced new regressive restrictions on women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of harmful and medically unnecessary requirements prior [...]

Abortion,Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers,News

Recommendations regarding the EU external action Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2021-2025

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Assisted Reproduction, Maternal Health,Europe,Around the World,Uncategorized

Statement from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization

(Geneva-New York)--The following is the statement of Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Trump Administration’s suspension of funding of the World Health Organization (WHO). “It is irresponsible and [...]

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