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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of P&S v Poland (2014)

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case Document

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Romania, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

RH Reality Check: Many International Agreements Later, Girls and Young Women Worldwide Still Lack Basic Rights

By Louise Finer, International Advocacy Manager, Center for Reproductive Rights Moldova is one of more than two dozen countries that celebrate International Women’s Day — March 8 — as a holiday, with an official day [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Europe, Moldova, Poland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

By Jake Blumgart "Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march. Emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Tysiac v. Poland: CRR Amicus Brief

Introduction1. The Center for Reproductive Rights submits these written comments pursuant to leave granted by the President of the Chamber in accordance with Rule 44 § 2 and § 4 of the Rules of the [...]

Abortion,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Around the World,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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