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

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.

Nov 06 2012

Warsaw, 7th-9th November 2012- thirty SRHR advocates from Central and Eastern Europe gather in Warsaw for strategy and advocacy workshop.

Nov 01 2012

The newest issue of ASTRA NEtwork Bulletin on Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health is available here!

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Oct 30 2012

European Court of Human Rights's Judgment in the case P. and S. v. Poland Announced Today. 

European Court of Human Rights announced its judgment today in the case P. and S. v. Poland. Federation for Women and Family Planning and its lawyers have been involved in the case from the very beginning. It is a case of a teenage girl who pregnant as a result of rape. Despite the fact that there was a relevant document issued by the prosecutor, she had been denied legal abortion in several hospitals. As a result she had to undergo the procedure in a hospital located 500 kilometers from her place of residence. Besides that, her right to confidentiality of medical information was breached, which resulted in severe harassment by pro-life and Catholic activists. The girl was also separated from her mother and placed in a juvenile shelter.

The Court determined violations of Article 8, (right to respect for private and family life) as regards the determination of access to lawful abortion in respect of both applicants (by six votes to one) and as regards the disclosure of the applicants’ personal data (unanimously);  Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security) in respect of P., and a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights in respect of P.

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