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

Jan 02 2013

The newest issue of ASTRA NEtwork Bulletin with regional and global updates on SRHR is available here!

Dec 20 2012

ASTRA Network in partnership with Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice was selected by the World Health Organization to take forward a Central and Eastern Europe Health Consultation in the post-2015, as a part of a global consultation process. The meeting will take place from 26th to 27th January 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation. 20 experts from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia will meet to contribute to shaping post-2015 development framework in order to improve health status in the region, especially in terms of sexual and reproductive health. We will discuss and develop a shared understanding among representatives of CSOs and regional stakeholders on the positioning of health in the post 2015 development framework; propose health goals and related targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as approaches for implementation, measurement and monitoring that will reflect specific regional situation regarding uneven progress towards universal access to health in order to ensure that the post-2015 framework will be empowering for women  by providing them with access to 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.

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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