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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 [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

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. [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

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

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured (PRESS RELEASE) - This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case that Poland violated an [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland,In the Courts,News

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 [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Europe, Poland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

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 [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Poland, Slovakia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

IntLawGrrls: Rights-Based Approach to Sex-Selection

By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights A 28-year-old pregnant woman sat in a doctor’s office in Albania with tears streaming down her face. The doctor had just informed her that [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, China, India, Europe, Albania, Poland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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