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Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland  

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland   

Many feminists across Europe have shown solidarity with Polish women following a proposed legislation that would completely ban or extremely limit the right to abortion. What were the reactions in Poland? And is it possible that the issue only is used to divert public attention from other worrying developments in Polish politics?

The ideal female body – does not exist

The ideal female body – does not exist

There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to in their daily lives, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones. The perception of the ideal female body is dynamic and can change through time and also vary between different cultures and societies – with the media playing an important role.

Abortion rights in Croatia: Why we must fight for their preservatio...

Abortion rights in Croatia: Why we must fight for their preservation

Croatian women have had the right to have an abortion since 1978. But the new government might put this right at risk.

Ireland’s niggling human rights issue: abortion

Ireland’s niggling human rights issue: abortion

Marriage Equality was achieved in Ireland in 2015 in a referendum attracting a great deal of attention in Europe. But another human rights issue still remains unsolved: abortion rights.

Can gender equality be achieved within sports?

Can gender equality be achieved within sports?

Sports, be it team sport or individual sport, has for a long time been a male domain. Since the First Wave of feminism in the late 19th, and early 20th century, this is changing. But when will women be truly equal in sports?

Women Refugees – Why We Need to Understand Human Rights from a Wome...

Women and girls constitute around half of the global refugee population. However, the situation of refugees is often assessed through a male lense.

Trafficked to the UK for Domestic Labour

Trafficked to the UK for Domestic Labour

Travelling to the UK for domestic work can be a means of survival for many women from abroad. But current visa conditions facilitate modern slavery.

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for fe...

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for feminists

Abortion is legal in Latvia up until the 12th week. But a conservative backlash against reproductive rights might put this freedom in danger.

In December, we talk about: Human rights for women

In December, we talk about: Human rights for women

This month, our main topic is “Human rights for women”. Why? Because 10 December is Human Rights day – in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on that day!

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