The organisations are calling on the EU to address breaches of the rule of law, violations of women’s rights and the right to peaceful protest, as well as the targeting of women’s rights organisations in Poland.

The letter goes into detail on how the erosion of judicial independence led to the intimidation of independent judges and how women’s lives have been endangered due to the denial of sexual and reproductive care.

Further, the letter details escalating threats to women’s human rights defenders, whose right to peaceful protest without fear of violence or reprisal has been violated through smear campaigns, systematic denial of funding, and government-backed police brutality, and who have been subjected to death threats.

Read the full letter.

List of signatories.

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