The current report has been presented at the 22nd UN UPR session in MAY 2015.
It makes recommendations for strengthening the enforcement of laws and regulations related to gender-based violence. Sexuality education is not a compulsory and separate subject in the Bulgarian school curricula. Together with the lack of access to contraception, this is the cause for high rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion among adolescents. Women face verbal abuse, extortion and other forms of abuse when accessing reproductive health services. This submission makes recommendations to ensure accountability for such abuses.