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- 4 December 2015Poland's new, socially conservative government plans to end state funding for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) just two years after the scheme was introduced, saying it is too expensive.
- 1 December 2015A high court judge has ruled that Northern Ireland’s almost outright ban on abortion breaches the human rights of women and girls, including rape victims.
- 30 November 2015
The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex unions will be legally recognised in the Mediterranean republic for the first time.
- 24 November 2015
First sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes, Ashraf Fayadh now faces beheading.
- 20 November 2015
Not a long time has passed since the last attack against secular bloggers in Bangladesh, when three bloggers were brutally injured and a publisher killed. One of those bloggers, Tareq Rahim, is married to a Canadian woman, Monika Mistry, who is seriously worried about her husband’s safety.
- 13 November 2015
All over Greece, from the Ionian islands to the border villages of Thrace, youngsters aged between five and 17 are settling down to a year of schooling whose content is carefully mandated by the ministry of education. And for the great majority of them, religion, and Orthodox Christianity in particular, will be an important part of the diet. At elementary schools, for example, the ministry wants pupils to be taught to "understand the world as a wonderful creation of God, which humans can enjoy and feel grateful for".
- 12 November 2015
Following a hearing in the High Court yesterday, three humanist parents and their children are awaiting the outcome of their legal challenge to the Government’s decision to exclude non-religious worldviews from the latest subject content for GCSE Religious Studies.
- 10 November 2015
As thousands of refugees are facing hellish conditions on islands in Greece, we support Amnesty International’s appeal to Greek Government but also call on European countries to open safe and legal access points.
- 5 November 2015
The National Assembly of Slovenia has decided that the referendumto repeal same-sex marriages and adoptions will be held on the 20th of December. The decision comes after the group called “Za otroke gre” (Children Are At Stake) [...] managed to gather the 40,000 signatures needed to trigger the popular referendum.
- 17 September 2015
On the labour market, in the educational system or within public or private media: Citizens without a religious confession in Germany often find themselves structurally disadvantaged. German Humanists have just reported about these discriminations. Find out more in their report "Glass Walls".