ASTRA Network - Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

ASTRA Solidarity statement with Slovakia

ASTRA Network - Central and Eastern European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Recent developments in Central and Eastern Europe have put reproductive rights of women and girls under severe pressure and once again it has become clear that abortion rights must be fought for, upheld and secured – in Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania and across the region. Women’s bodies have become a symbol of national heritage and issue of national dispute in the context of religious and medical ethics, not that of human rights, health and bodily autonomy. Through this statement we join the collective movement of women in Slovakia and stand in solidarity across borders.