Abortion Without Borders is delighted to receive support from the French government to support its work supporting people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, the office of the Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs announced a grant of €60,000 to Abortion Without Borders on 30 June.
Since 1 March, Abortion Without Borders has helped some 500 Ukrainian people seeking information and financial support with accessing an abortion. The majority of these have been able to access safe abortion with pills, but we expect many more will need to travel for a procedure in a clinic or hospital elsewhere in Europe over the coming weeks and months.
The announcement comes a few days after the Belgian government announced a second grant of €20,000 to Abortion Without Borders, to support Polish women who need to travel for an abortion. This support was announced at an event with Justyna Wydrzyńska, a Polish human rights defender who is currently facing criminal charges for helping someone in an abusive relationship with her own abortion pills. Commenting on the grant from the French government, Justyna said: “Every day we are contacted by women refugees seeking access to abortion. Thanks to this support, we can be calm, because we will be able to help every Ukrainian refugee who turns to Abortion Without Borders for help.”
Read more in this press release.