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Civil society calls on EU and national governments to guarantee sexual and reproductive rights

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On 28 September, the Spanish EU Presidency hosted a High Level Conference on “The effective Guarantee of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Europe". Ahead of this important forum, around 140 civil society organisations are speaking with one voice to call on national governments to take a firm stance and make concrete commitments in defence of EU values, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.

This ministerial Conference came at a crucial time, ahead of European elections next year, and against a backdrop of multiple crises and the global rise of anti-rights and anti-gender movements. In this context, civil society urged the EU's national governments to adopt a unified approach to ensure equal access to quality SRHR and enable all people to enjoy equal rights and lead free and save lives, free from discrimination and violence.  

Download the CSO declaration below as well as the Joint Ministerial Declaration singed by 14 countries.