Following the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, millions of people, particularly women and children fled Ukraine and crossed the borders of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, other EU member states and Moldova. Thousands of them needed sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence support services, and thousands more may need these services in the future.
Since June 2022, led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, FEDERA and Feminoteka are the two organisations from Poland that together with other organisations from countries bordering Ukraine have been working together on a project to document the experiences of adult refugee women from Ukraine who needed access to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence support services. We have been collecting information on the experience as regards sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence needs of adult refugee women and the barriers they may face in accessing services.
In addition, the initiative documents the needs of and threats faced by women’s rights and sexual and reproductive rights defenders and civil society organizations providing assistance to those affected by the conflict. One of its aims is to inform the immediate, urgent humanitarian and refugee response of multiple stakeholders and shape medium and long-term sustainable strategies.
Read more about the initiative on the Center for Reproductive Rights website.
Organisations and initiatives working on the topics of reproductive and sexual health and gender based violence as well as refugee women from Ukraine and others interested in the project, please contact FEDERA’s International Advocacy Coordinator – email@example.com.
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