The Federation for Women and Family Planning and ASTRA Network
The Federation for Women and Family Planning and ASTRA Network will organize a pro-choice happening on September 28 in the area of Warsaw Old Town. About 100 people standing in a circle/line holding a sheet of white paper with a women’s face printed on it in front of their own faces. The theme of the event is “Women suffer in silence”. During this event women’s stories related to abortion in Polish context will be read aloud and informational materials (such as a leaflet about abortion and the Polish reality) will be distributed among observers. The Federation has come together in a wider pro-choice coalition with other NGOs, such as the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the Campaign Against Homophobia, and KARAT Coalition among others. We have also contributed to the September 28 virtual mural by creating a short film on abortion stigma, please see it on You Tube HERE.