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10 April 2017

ISTANBUL, 21 March - EPF Secretary Neil Datta travelled to Istanbul to hold discussions with UNFPA EECARO and IPPF European Network concerning common priorities in...

10 April 2017

BRUSSELS, 9 March – Five advocates for sexual & reproductive health & rights were listed by Politico as amongst the 40 most influential members of...

10 April 2017

BRUSSELS, 8 March – EPF put a social media focus on access to contraception in Europe for International Women’s Day 2017.

10 April 2017

BRUSSELS, 1 March – EPF Secretary Neil Datta gave interviews to a Swedish publication and a Brussels-based outlet on the impact of the Global Gag Rule.

30 March 2017

Newsletter in Numbers: 5 parliamentarians formed the EPF delegation to the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status Women (CSW 61) / An...

30 March 2017

VILNIUS, 30 March – Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Lithuania has accepted 153 recommendations on human rights implementation, including a recommendation from Finland to improve SRHR according to previous recommendations and to formulate a national strategy on SRHR, and integrate sexual and reproductive health into the next National Health Programme for 2026-2036.

29 March 2017

BRUSSELS, March – The seven European parliamentarians who participated in EPF’s recent Study Tour to Central America have issued a joint statement calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in El Salvador.

17 March 2017

NEW YORK, 13-17 March - A parliamentary delegation organised by EPF today concludes its participation at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status Women (CSW 61). Over the past five days the delegation has attended plenary sessions, side events and conducted a number of meetings with partners. The five parliamentarians are from Belgium, Cameroon, Finland, Ireland and Malawi.

15 March 2017

London, 22 February - Baroness Barker, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, published an opinion article criticising the Global Gag Rule.

14 March 2017

Strasbourg, 14 March – The European Parliament held a plenary debate on the Global Gag Rule during its March sitting. A clear majority of MEPs criticised the US decision and asked for action from the EU to support access to family planning worldwide.




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