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

ASTRA will participate in a European and Central Asia side event during the Women Deliver conference. Martyna Zimniewska, ASTRA Youth Coordinator, will speak on behalf of ASTRA about women’s status and SRHR in Central and Eastern Europe at a European and Central Asian Caucus organized by International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) in collaboration with European Parliamentary Forum (EPF): “The Multi-faceted European and Central Asian region: reconciling affluence with persisting unmet need”.

This session will provide a strategic update on the state of ICPD and women’s health and rights in the European and Central Asian region, showing the multi-faceted perspectives of a region combining countries of affluence (but facing economic crisis) and countries with persistent unmet needs in SRHR. How to reconcile these different angles in a strong European voice to be heard and recognized in the negotiation on ICPD+20 (especially upcoming UNECE meeting) and beyond 2015?

The event will take place on May 29th from 7.30 to 9 pm in room 410 at the Women Deliver conference venue in Kuala Lumpur.  

See page 94 of the conference programme for details.