ASTRA together with ASTRA Youth, as part of coalition of civil society organizations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – You Act, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception, sent a letter to the representatives of the European Commission, to voice our concern on the current developments in Poland with regards to women and girls’ reproductive health and rights.
On 19th of November Federa held its 25 Year Anniversary Ceremony. It was an occassion to, both, sum up 25 years of fight for women's rights in Poland and work on strategies for the future.
Anniversary began with performative reading based on everyday work in Federa. After artistic part of a gala, Agnieszka Graff, translator, activist and publicist opened a floor for a debate dedicated to 25 years of defending reproductive rights in Poland. Invited guests, experienced leaders of non-governmental organizations, as well as young fighters for women's rights, discussed such issues as historical points of view on feminist movement in Poland, importance of grass root initiatives, anti choice strategies of ruling party and need of education.
The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. In May 2016 Guttmacher Institute developed a factsheet that aims to raise awareness about women’s and girl’s rights to safe and legal abortion.
Today on 118 th session of the UN Human Rights Committe Federation for Women and Family Planning provided a statement on the realisation of reproductive rights in Poland.
Read Krystyna Kacpura's, director of Federation for Women and Family Planning, statement here.