Latest EHF news
- 13 March 2015
In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen killings and the murder of Avijit Roy, today at the UN Human Rights Council, the IHEU’s Head of Delegation to Council, Elizabeth O’Casey delivered a statement on the important relationship between freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief (...)
- 11 March 2015
On 10 March, the European Parliament adopted the Tarabella report and committed to further actions towards gender equality in Europe. Importantly also, MEPs have clearly agreed that women must have control over their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to contraception, legal abortion and sexuality education. This is a reassuring move after the rejection of the Estrela report on SRHR in 2013.
- 6 March 2015
Joint Call from EHF and NGOs to support the Tarabella report on Equality between women and men in the EU
- 20 February 2015
The Russian Humanist Society, an EHF member organisation, together with several prominent Russian humanists initiated a manifesto of the Russian humanists (...)
Latest European news
- 4 February 2015
On 3 Feb, MPs voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man to prevent deadly diseases which are passed down by the mother only. This regulation triggered an intense ethical debate with concerns about "playing god" and lots of misinformation about "designer babies". Here is a good analysis to understand the issue.
- 4 February 2015
The bill, currently in its second reading, will render gender reassignment surgery a valid reason for sick leave and will give people the choice of not declaring their sex or gender identity on identification documents through the introduction of an ‘X’ marker. People will be able to change their legal identity without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery beforehand.
- 12 January 2015
The CESI published a research on anti-human rights groups and their political agenda of opposing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the European Union. Find out about the key anti-choice actors in Europe and their influence.
- 16 December 2014
The Berlin ministry for education, youth and science has announced that World Humanist Day (on 21st June) has been acknowledged as an official holiday for humanist students in Berlin.