SRHR AND FEDERA OVERVIEW – AUGUST-OCTOBER 2023

Important national developments On 15 October 2023, parliamentary elections were held in Poland. As a result, a coalition of opposition parties is likely to take power in Poland. The new democratic majority most likely raises hopes for improvements in fields of reproductive rights, minority rights and the rule of law in Poland. The new political climate allows Civil Society Organisations new opportunities for advocacy work. FEDERA News and projects National advocacy Senate bill on in READ MORE

SRHR AND FEDERA OVERVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2022

RELEVANT SRHR DEVELOPMENTS IN POLAND Criminal charges against doctors in the case of Izabela from Pszczyna In 22 September 2021 Izabela from Pszczyna died for lack of access to life saving abortion care. Following family notification to the Prosecutor, one year later the three doctors who were responsible for taking care of Izabela have been charged with causing danger to her life and health. In addition, two out of three doctors have been charged with READ MORE

FEDERA’S APPEAL TO GYNECOLOGISTS ON SAFE ABORTION DAY

On International Safe Abortion Day, the Foundation for Women and Family Planning (FEDERA) is appealing to gynecologists: the health of pregnant women should be your priority. Certificates from psychiatrists who firmly state that the pregnancy endangers the health or life of a given person are just as binding as the statements issued by a gynecologist. Passively watching the suffering of a pregnant person and their relatives is unacceptable. Saving a woman’s life and health, including READ MORE

FEDERA’S APPEAL TO PSYCHIATRISTS ON SAFE ABORTION DAY

On International Safe Abortion Day, the Foundation for Women and Family Planning (FEDERA) is appealing to psychiatrists. We know that many of you are convinced that the risk to the mental health of a pregnant woman is a precondition for an abortion, however the Polish Psychiatric Association is silent on the matter. The lack of an official position is a silent agreement women who have found themselves in a dramatic situation being ignored. Remember that READ MORE

FEDERATION’S ACTIVITIES AROUND INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY 2021

As each year, the Federation for Women and Family Planning celebrates Safe Abortion Day by getting actively involved in many actions and campaigns to show its commitment to women’s right to safe abortion on the national and international level. In Poland → the Federation, followed by the women’s rights organizations of the Coalition for Equality and Choice addressed a strong call to the members of the Polish Parliament, in which we demand the restoration of READ MORE

FEDERATION’S STATEMENTS AT THE 48TH SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

On 1 October the Federation presented its statement at the debate on Universal Periodic Reviews in the context of Poland’s upcoming review in 2020. We urged Human Rights Council and all member states to hold our government accountable for obligations to ensure right to safe, legal and accessible abortion, modern contraception and comprehensive sexuality education. On 4 October our statement was read out for the occasion of the International Safe Abortion Day. As each year READ MORE

HRC48 JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON ABORTION – REQUEST TO SIGN UNTIL 1 OCTOBER

For the International Safe Abortion Day, the Federation for Women and Family Planning within the coalition of the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, the International Service for Human Rights, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education have developed a joint statement READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY 2020 – FEDERATION’S MANIFESTO & STATEMENTS

For more than a decade, September 28 has been celebrated in many countries as the International Safe Abortion Day. The tradition of this day, however, goes back to 1990, when in South America this day served for advocacy campaigns on the decriminalization of abortion. The Federation for Women and Family Planning has been celebrating this special day from the very beginning as part of the international movement for legal and affordable abortion. World Safe Abortion READ MORE