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

May 15 2013

ASTRA and ASTRA Youth will join 5,000 global health and development experts at the 3rd Women Deliver global conference, which takes place on 28-30 May in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Marina Latifova from Azerbaijan, Tetiana Slobodian from Ukraine, Aysel Askerova from Azerbaijan and Martyna Zimniewska, ASTRA Youth Coordinator from Poland, will represent the regional voice among thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets. More than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums will inspire and inform the participants’ work to build a better world for girls and women. 

The Women Deliver 2013 conference is one of the key dates in the international population and development calendar. With the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline rapidly approaching, the time is now to deliver for girls and women. Women Deliver 2013 will serve as a global platform for ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities now, and for decades to come.

Full programme can be accessed here. Visit the website ( and follow @womendeliver on Twitter for more information.

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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