Women’s rights website blocked in Spain
Women’s Link Worldwide, with Women on Web
Free flow of information online
Spanish authorities blocked the website of Women on Web (WOW), a non-profit organisation sharing information on safe medical abortions. This coincides with an increase in barriers faced by women and girls when accessing sexual and reproductive health services because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Women’s Link Worldwide are supporting WOW to take litigation in Spain to challenge the blocking of WOW’s website. Additionally, they will ask the courts to recognise access to information on sexual and reproductive health services, including during the pandemic, as a key part of the right to abortion and the right to information in Spain.
In January 2021, the litigation moved to the next instance, with Women’s Link filing a lawsuit on behalf of WOW at the Spanish National Court.
"This means all women can have accessible, high quality, and non-discriminatory information on sexual and reproductive rights and services like access to abortion via telemedicine"
To ensure information about sexual and reproductive health services, including access to abortion, is freely available online in Spain. This means all women can have accessible, high quality, and non-discriminatory information on sexual and reproductive rights and services like access to abortion via telemedicine. To ensure that the protection and promotion of the free flow of information online includes women’s rights.