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

Mar 14 2013

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals across the globe, are again concerned that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is wavering in its commitment to advance women’s human rights as demonstrated in the constant negotiation of the language in the outcome document.

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Mar 08 2013

The culmination of the global consultations on health in the Post 2015 development agenda took place in Botswana on 5-6 March. The High Level Dialogue on health was co-convened by the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, UNICEF and WHO, and the consultation on health was one of eleven thematic consultations initiated by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). The meeting brought together about 45 participants from Un institutions, government representatives, the private sector, academia and the civil society as well as delegates of members of the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons. The Botswana meeting emphasized the need for “hardwiring” equity as a principle in all future discussions related to health as well as stressed the need to push forward on the MDG agenda (reducing child mortality, reducing maternal mortality, securing and promoting sexual health and rights and fighting AIDS, Malaria and TB) in the remaining two years. Importantly the unfinished agenda on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (MDG 5b)  was oftentimes invoked by participants together with commitments to redress this situation. 

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Mar 08 2013

Taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013, the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) has the “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls” as its priority theme. It will focus on two key areas: prevention of violence and the provision of support services/responses to survivors of violence.

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Mar 05 2013

The latest issue of ASTRA Bulletin is now online.

Keep yourself updated with the latest news from Central and Eastern Europe region by reading our monthly bulletin on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Feb 25 2013

The Central and Eastern Europe Health Consultation was convened by ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice as one of the inputs into the consultation process, with funding from the World Health Organisation.Over 20 health experts representing CSOs from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia met in Moscow to discuss the future development agenda. The report from the meeting is available here.

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