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Countdown 2030 Europe - What's new?

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What's new?
Highlights of our recent activities & impact!

September 2019

New interactive tool tracking European donor countries' commitments on reproductive safety and care

 
New tool shows where European donor money is going. Europe remains a leader in funding for global development on sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, solidifying, championing, and in some cases increasing contributions & political support. Check out the trends!

Where do we go from here? The fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Universal Health Coverage  

 
Last week, the political declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly. Governments have committed to provide quality and affordable health care for all, regardless of immigration status, gender, sexual orientation of gender identity, age, ethnicity, locality, social economic status, disability status or any other factor that prevent human beings to be treated with dignity and equity. It is a historic milestone for the right to health for all. Language on SRHR was also included.

These are our thoughts about the process and possible follow up actions.
Read also our brief on why SRHR is an important element of UHC.

The new face of the European Union and what it means for sexual and reproductive care and family planning


The new European Parliament has entered into office on 2 July, triggering one question: will the new European political landscape threaten the promotion and respect of EU fundamental values such as gender equality, including sexual and reproductive care?

Our thoughts and asks.
Our guide for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to championing reproductive freedom, safety and dignity in EU external policies.

Commissioners’ Hearings: the European Parliament must ensure the future European Commission defends women’s rights and reproductive freedom

 
The European Parliament will begin holding hearings with the candidates for European Commissioners proposed by Ursula von der Leyen. The proposed titles, allocation of portfolios, and the hierarchical structure of the European Commission are a clear departure from the current state of affairs - and present both opportunities and challenges for advancing gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU and outside of its borders.

Tough questions for some of the would-be Commissioners.
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Countdown 2030 Europe are advocates for universal access to reproductive health in the developing world, working in 12 European countries and with the EU institutions to ensure funding and policy commitments for family planning and reproductive health in Europe and around the world. Visit our website for up-to-date information about related policies in European countries and the EU, as well as data about their funding commitments

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