Latest EHF news
- 17 July 2015
In a UN meeting very well attended by anti-choice organisations, the EHF and IHEU urged the UN Human Rights Committee to reaffirm that the right to life begins at birth and not at conception. Humanists called upon the Committee to recognize that safe and legal abortion and legal assisted suicide/euthanasia are compatible with the protection of the right to life.
- 23 June 2015
In the last 3 months alone, 3 secular and humanist bloggers were hacked to death in Bangladesh for "insulting Islam". 80 others are on a hit-list and targeted by Islamist groups.You can help these bloggers by speaking out for them on social media and contacting your decision-makers. Check out our action alert with @EndBlasphemyLaw.
- Landmark vote for gender quality, sexual and reproductive rights and LGBTI rights at the European Parliament10 June 2015
In a landmark vote, the European Parliament adopted yesterday a resolution calling for an EU Strategy on women’s rights and gender equality. Despite opposition, MEPs chose to include sexual rights (access to safe and legal abortion and contraception) and LGBTI rights. Check how your MEPs voted here.
- 9 June 2015
The EHF strongly condemns a recent attack on Željko Peratović, journalist and vice president of our member organisation the Center for Civil Courage. He was severely beaten, suffocated and hit in the head which left an open wound on his forehead (...)
Latest European news
- 3 July 2015
Iceland’s parliament agreed yesterday to abolish the blasphemy provision of the Criminal Code. This move is a response to criticism by various international institutions such as the OSCE and the Council of Europe which specifically concluded that countries should abolish the blasphemy provisions in their laws.
- 8 June 2015
“Blasphemy” news and views from the past seven days. Check the latest news of our joint End Blasphemy Laws campaign, share them and SPREAD THE WORD.
- 27 May 2015
After Vatican' second's last reaction on Ireland huge YES to gay marriage, who still believes this papacy will bring the Church to openness and modernity ?
- 26 May 2015
[EU observer] The draft legislation is meant to level up protection on all grounds of discrimination to ALL areas of life, including education, health, and access to goods and services - and not only to employment as it is already the case in EU law. But the directive has been blocked at the Council since 2008, Germany being one of its most fierce opponents.