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The European Institute for Gender Equality Officially Opens

The European Institute for Gender Equality is a new European Union agency intended to support EU Institutions and Member States in promoting gender equality.

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Europe: Work Remains on Reaching Gender Equality

A conference of European Ministers focused on gender equality finds that making gender equality a reality – in practice as well as in law – remains a challenge.

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Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.

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Poland: When “Conscience Clauses” Mean Women Die

What happens when a doctor’s conscience tells him the life of a non-viable fetus is more important than the life of the pregnant woman and what is the responsibility of the state?

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Pregnant Women and Children in Poland Left Without Care?

The Polish Ministry
of Health is presenting new threatening plans that would limit protection for
women and children within the existing healthcare system.

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Irish Women Challenge Abortion Ban in European Human Rights Court

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is currently considering the admissibility of a legal challenge by Irish women, who claim their rights were denied when they were forced to terminate their pregnancies outside Ireland.

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European Women Will Travel for Abortions

International travel to secure a safe abortion is a reality for women around the world, from Kenya,
Mexico, and Poland to Ireland.

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More Restrictive Law on Late-Term Abortions Comes to Germany

German women seeking abortions at a late stage of pregnancy will face stringent consultations and will be required to undergo a waiting period of at least three days before a physician can make a final decision allowing the abortion.

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Coercively Sterilized Romani Woman Will Receive Compensation

After
three years, the Hungarian government has finally decided to provide financial
compensation to a Romani woman who was coercively sterilized in 2001.

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Abortion Law Liberalized in Catholic Monaco

A new law legalizes "hard case" abortions including rape, fetal deformity, fetal illness or life endangerment, causing reaction from Catholic authorities.

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