On April 16th, activists from the Polish Women’s Strike won an important battle. Poland’s ultra-conservative ruling party had attempted to take advantage of the public health emergency to pass two bills, which would have de facto resulted in a total abortion ban and the suppression of sexuality education teaching.
Thanks to women’s mobilization, the Polish Parliament has deferred a final decision on the new legislation. However, Polish feminists are well-aware that this is only a battle of a long and bloody war. That is why we encourage you to sign the petition we circulated last week, calling on Poland to reform abortion law and to remove all barriers to abortion care. We are also extremely grateful to friends at L’inkiesta, and encourage Italian speakers to read, and share, Francesa Lepore’s poignant piece, in which GenPol and our CEO Lilia Giugni are quoted.
For further info on sexual and reproductive rights in Poland, please write to our colleague and IPPF EN Senior Advisor Irene Donadio, firstname.lastname@example.org