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The upcoming Presidencies - An opportunity for gender equality and SRHR

Our recommendations for upholding SRHR for the upcoming three Council of the EU Presidencies – Sweden, Spain and Belgium.

Over the last few years, the EU has been facing many challenges in the realization of its core values: the rule of law, democracy, human rights, equality, especially gender equality, and women’s rights. The upcoming years are an opportunity for the EU to reflect on the direction it wants to take, the values it should stand for, and what more it can do to uphold and defend them.

The EU should strive towards a world where everyone can enjoy the same rights, and lead free and safe private and family lives, free from sexism, coercion, and violence. In this crossroads moment, the upcoming three Council of the EU Presidencies – Sweden, Spain, and Belgium – have a critical role to play to uphold EU values. We call on them to adopt a feminist approach and show stronger leadership to further advance gender equality and women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), in the EU and beyond.

Read below our recommendations to the next Presidencies to lead the EU on a feminist path.



Gender equality

Related Member Association

Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning - Sweden, Federación de Planificación Familiar de España, Sensoa

The upcoming Presidencies

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