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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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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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Center and International Human Rights Partners Call on Poland to Reject Bills Restricting Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with more than 100 other human rights organizations, released a joint statement that calls for the Polish parliament to reject two harmful proposals to restrict abortion and sexuality education [...]

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EU Set to Vote on Major Policy Initiative

EU Set to Vote on Major Policy Initiative UPDATE: In an unexpected turn of events, a coalition of conservative members of the European Parliament forced a vote to send the report on sexual and reproductive [...]

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Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit of Justice The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill

Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Members of Parliament in Poland – a country out of the step with the overwhelming majority of European countries with progressive sexual and reproductive [...]

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Millions of European Women Struggle to Access Contraception

Members of European Parliament Host Roundtable on Human Rights Violations, Gender Discrimination (PRESS RELEASE) Millions of women living in European Union member states still cannot access affordable contraception or even get accurate information about it [...]

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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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CRR in the Field: Adriana Lamačková

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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