Eastern Europe and Central Asia

As a fairly new region for WGNRR, we focus on a building collaborative effort in strengthening advocacy skills and building alliances in the light the rising fundamentalist pressure. We organise a yearly collaboration with the ASTRA network for the September 28 campaign. This translates mainly in their adoption of our campaign materials and staging local actions in Poland together with the leading local organisations. Further to this, we have active members in Macedonia, Romania and Armenia who mobilise on the Calls for Action for both May 28 and September 28.

We also explore collaboration with the regional chapter of ICMA, Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice. Since they are a regional leg of the network mainly focused on access to medical abortion we brought in the advocacy aspect of abortion work. An example of this collaboration was an abortion advocacy workshop held in March 2012 in Kiev.