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

Dec 10 2012

The Global Youth Forum ended with adoption of Bali DeclarationThe Declaration, an official UN document, includes - for the first time ever - positive recommendations pertaining to safe, legal and accessible abortion for youth without judgment; non-discrimination and protection for LGBTQI youth; rights of young sex workers; sexual rights; and loads more. The Forum highlighted five pillars of youth-related issues including health, education, employment, youth rights and well-being, and civic participation and is part of an UN-mandated review of progress on the goals set out in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action. The ICPD Global Youth Forum has produced a set of recommendations which outline the vision of young people around the world for their future. The text of Bali Declaration is available here.

Nov 29 2012

The Programme of Action (PoA) adopted as an outcome of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in 1994 inCairo has been milestone for introducing human rights approach into sustainable development agenda. The set of goals for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights agreed upon by 179 countries in Cairo continues to serve as comprehensive framework of objectives with a broad mandate on interrelationships between population, sustained economic growth and sustainable development, and advances in the education, economic status and empowerment of women.

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Nov 23 2012

The 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted a 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) with a broad mandate on interrelationships between population, sustained economic growth and sustainable development, and advances in the education, economic status and empowerment of women. The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cairo Conference. It is, therefore, necessary to reflect on the progress made, the challenges encountered and, based on these, to formulate strategic goals for ICPD’s agenda beyond 2014. 

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Nov 15 2012

The WARSAW CALL TO ACTION is the outcome document of the meeting of 28 SRHR activists representing 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which was organized by ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The WARSAW CALL TO ACTION was formulated by sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocates from Central and Eastern Europe who gathered in October in Warsaw (Poland) in order to develop a strategy for monitoring the compliance with the ICPD in 2014 and after. The WARSAW CALL TO ACTION addresses our governments, UNFPA and development partners in order to ensure that both SRHR and our region are meaningfully included in the ICPD+20 review process and shaping global agenda for sustainable development.

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Nov 14 2012

On the day of the  launch of UNFPA's State of the World Population 2012 report, entitled "By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development", UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional office shared a brief prepared specifically for advocacy purposes in the region. It is available here.

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