The introduction of long-awaited abortion services in Ireland was marred by anti-choice protests and problems with the new legislation. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is calling for safe zones and changes to the legislation.
Looking back at 2018, domestic violence against women was in focus, limits the media freedom were pushed, and the state moved to increase interference with our private lives. Public resistance helped to avaoid most negative consequences.
A Bulgarian man has carried out a violent attack on his former partner, pouring a can of paint over her head and posting a video of the assault on Facebook. The crime is a reminder of the lack of adequate protection for women by the Bulgarian government.
Lithuania must do more to protect women's rights and fight crimes that most often concern women, like domestic violence and human trafficking, says the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.