FEDERA NEWS AND PROJECTS
FEDERA at the 52nd session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council
- Statement on the imperative to decriminalize and liberalise abortion in Poland
- Statement on the outcome of the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review on Poland in the field of the sexual and reproductive health and rights
FEDERA’s SRHR support for Ukrainian refugees
NEW! Gynecological helpline in Ukrainian language available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17-21 pm, tel. +48 573 185 628.
For the 1 year anniversary of the Russian invasion on Ukraine FEDERA drafted a report on the activities responding to the needs of Ukrainian refugees as regards SRHR. Among these are:
- LEAFLET ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN REFUGEES and information on our legal helpline I Ukrainian and Polish here
- New brochures in Ukrainian and Russian about contraception, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infections and growing up guide (for adolescents). Links below:
- Contraception: Ukrainian, Russian language versions;
- Emergency contraception: Ukrainian, Russian language versions;
- Sexually transmitted infections: Ukrainian, Russian language versions;
- Growing up guide for adolescents (Ponton): Ukrainian, Russian language versions
- Joint initiative addressing SRHR needs of women and girls fleeing the war in Ukraine
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.
For the detailed information about all our activities please check both Polish and English websites, our FB, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
RELEVANT SRHR DEVELOPMENTS
Justyna Wydrzyńska trial
On 14 March Justyna Wydrzyńska was sentenced to eight months of restriction of liberty in the form of 30 hours of unpaid community service for helping to terminate a pregnancy under art. 152§2 of the Polish Criminal Code. That same day, the judge who issued a judgment, received a secondment to the Court of Appeal in Warsaw by order of Minister Ziobro.
FEDERA submitted amicus curiae opinion to the Court in support of Justyna.
UPDATE ON THE ANTIGENDER MOVEMENT IN POLAND
Parliament rejects Kaja Godek bill
Civic initiative draft bill aiming at the criminalisation of the provision of information on abortion was rejected in the first reading by the Sejm on 7 March. Here is what FEDERA thinks about this bill.