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Central and Eastern Europe

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are issues of critical importance in Central and Eastern Europe. Women in the region are underrepresented in political and economic arenas, receive lower wages than men for equal work, shoulder a large portion of responsibility for child-rearing and domestic work, and have weak legal protection from harassment or violence.

IWHC supports women’s rights activists in Central and Eastern Europe to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights during key regional and international negotiations. The ASTRA Network, our longtime regional partner, has become one of the strongest voices defending sexual and reproductive rights in the European Union.