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

Jul 19 2012

Between July 24th and 27th, two newly proposed civil partnership laws will be read and discussed in the Polish Parliament and the laws will be voted on shortly after the readings. Both of the proposals aim to recognize civil partnerships of any couples – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Jul 18 2012

Amnesty International's new publication on ICPD+20:  Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Rights: A Human Rights Framework is available here.

Jul 17 2012

In May 2012, the Population Council, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition hosted a meeting of international experts to discuss ways to increase access to highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraception (LARCs) and accelerate progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goal of universal access to reproductive health services.

Jul 12 2012

Yesterday, we celebrated the World Population Day. It is observed on July 11 annually in order to raise awareness of global population issues. This year’s theme was Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.

Jul 11 2012

Contraceptives are one of the best investments a country can make in its future. Today, more than 200 million women and girls in developing countries who do not want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives, information, and services – which, for many, will cost them their lives. It has been proven that family planning saves lives, improves health, strengthens communities, and stimulates economic growth.


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