Defending sexual and reproductive rights in Europe

A study commissioned by Heidi, Opposition to sexual and reproductive rights in Europe, was published today to reveal the networks and identify the actors who are part of the anti-choice movement that is active in the EU. Sexual and reproductive...

EU must protect female refugees

Roughly 57 per cent of refugees now arriving to Europe are women and children, a trend which has been evident since the beginning of 2016.  These are the most vulnerable women in Europe. The EU must take appropriate actions to …

EU must build on its successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS

For millions of people at risk of HIV infection, and those living with HIV/AIDS, the EU and its member states must continue to support life-saving projects and combat the aggressive conservative lobby against family planning, and sexual and reproductive health...

EU recognises the right to abortion for war rape victims

The co-chairs of the European Parliament working group for sexual and reproductive health and rights (EPWG) welcome the reviewed EU humanitarian aid policy that allows women and girls raped in armed conflict to have access to safe abortion. Sophie in...

The EU can help protect women’s rights

Imagine how it must feel to be separated from your family, forced to flee your home and then find yourself living in a tent, among strangers, vulnerable to all forms of violence, including rape. Imagine giving birth in these unsafe …