ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

Aug 28 2014

The latest issue of ASTRA Bulletin which covers July and August is now available. Read about all the latest SRHR related news, events and publications!

The 134th issue of ASTRA bulletin is available HERE.

Aug 27 2014

Thirty Five Albanian all-party parliamentary group members attended a round table on an alternative report on SRHR in the country. ACPD, the Albanian APPG Secretariat and ASTRA member, drafted the report and organised the meeting, which was also attended by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Welfare and Youth, Institute of Public Health and NGOs. Member of Parliament, Valentina Leskaj had encouraged Albanian Center for Population and Development to initiate the compilation of the report and also contributed to setting out the main structure of the report. The report addresses many aspects of SRHR, including the relatively high rates of maternal and infant mortality. Only 11% of sexually active women who wish to avoid pregnancy use modern means of contraception, contributing to high rates of abortion.

Source: European Parliamentary Forum

Aug 12 2014

The UN Secretary-General's index report is now available on the United Nations Official Documents with symbol number A/69/122. It summarizes discussions and proceedings from this year’s meeting of the Commission on Population and Development and forms one of the background documents for the UNGASS on ICPD in September.

Aug 06 2014

Global Doctors for Choice sent  a letter to the Polish Minister of Health Bartosz Arłukowicz and Maciej Hamankiewicz, the President of the Main Physicians' Council expressing concern with references to the so-called Declaration of Faith of Polish medical personnel. The organization included a set of recommendations on how to exercice conscientious objection without violating patients' right to care and dignity. The letter can be found here.

Aug 04 2014

The English version of Federation for Women and Family Planning (Poland) report summarizing 20 years of Poland's strict anti-abortion law is now available. It covers legal aspects and analysis of implementation of the provisions on abortion access, availability of birth control and sexuality education as well as reproductive rights and relevant cases and processes happening in the framework of human rights.

Access it HERE. 

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