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

May 09 2013

Annual "Report on Progress on equality between women and men in 2012" in the EU is now available ONLINE. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are not mentioned even once.

May 06 2013

Statement delivered at the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development on behalf of the Human Rights Caucus, which is a group of 36 organizations working on sexual and reproductive health, human rights, and migrants’ rights. ASTRA Network endorsed this statement, it is available online

Apr 30 2013

Latest issue of ASTRA monthly bulletin in now out! Read about the double standards of the EU regarding SRHR issues, worrying anti-choice moves in the region, Putin tightening the screws for Russian civil society and the latest in ICPD and post-2015 processes and much, much more! 

Apr 30 2013

The Resolution of the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development recognized the centrality of meeting the needs of women and young people through migration policies and programs that respect and protect human rights. In recent years, demographic patterns have shifted dramatically. Today, more women are migrating than ever before, representing nearly half of the total international migrant population, and in some countries, as much as 70 to 80 percent. During the process of migration, women and girls tend to be more vulnerable to human rights violations, particularly breaches of their sexual and reproductive health and rights including violence and sexual coercion. In recognition of these realities, the Resolution urges Member States to “incorporate a gender perspective into all policies and programmes on international migration,” and to “strengthen actions to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence, coercion, discrimination, trafficking in persons, and exploitation and abuse of women and girls.” Furthermore, the Resolution calls upon Member States to adopt or strengthen measures to prevent “discrimination, sexual harassment, violence and sexual abuse in the workplace, including in domestic work.”

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Apr 26 2013

The High-Level Task Force For ICPD Released

Policy Recommendations for ICPD Beyond 2014: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

“While we are encouraged by the achievements of ICPD implementation, the challenge is that too many people around the world are still denied their sexual and reproductive health and rights. These fundamental freedoms and human rights lie at the very core of human dignity.”

H.E. Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland, co-chair of High-Level Task Force for ICPD

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