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

Jul 10 2012

We are delighted to call your attention to  Financial Times Special Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health. What started off as a germ of an idea months ago has resulted in today’s global report on the state of reproductive health. It is the result of partners contributing their ideas, their time, and their resources to this truly collaborative effort. This report leads in to a key event, the Family Planning Summit 2012, to take place on Wednesday in London.  

Jul 05 2012

Abortion legislation in Europe is very varied and when looking at the legislation in the different countries the phrase ‘no two alike’ comes to mind. Each country has specific details in their regulations and requirements which contribute to the variety of the abortion legislation and practice in the European and Central Asian region. The legislation in Europe also has a very diverse history – whereas the Northern European countries started liberalizing their abortion legislation in early to mid 1970s, the Eastern European, Central Asian and Baltic Countries allowed abortions in the 1950s. The sub-regional abortion rates also show big differences and a recent article from the Guttmacher Institute highlighted these differences by pointing out that Europe is home to the sub-region with the lowest abortion rates (western EU) and the sub-region with the highest abortion rates (Eastern Europe).

Jul 04 2012

The President of the Republic Mr Demetris Christofias and the President of the European Commission Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, today held a joint press conference, following a plenary meeting and a working lunch of the European Commission and the Cyprus delegation, headed by President Christofias, in Brussels. ASTRA Network congratulates Mr Demetris on overtaking leadership of the EU Council of Ministers.

Jul 03 2012

To read the newest ASTRA Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health Bulletin got to

ASTRA Network Bulletin July 2012.

Jun 27 2012

This report tracks progress during 2011 towards MSI's global mission ‘children by choice, not chance’. The report examines the quality, scale and impact of our services, and explores to what degree we are reaching under-served groups. The report is accessible here.


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