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- 9 September 2015
European Humanists call on EU leaders to implement a coordinated and human rights based response to welcome refugees and to initiate sanctions against Member States violating EU values.
- 3 September 2015
Civil society and human rights organisations call Members of the European Parliament to support the report on “Empowering girls through education in the EU” in the plenary vote on 8 September.
- 20 August 2015
Bloggers, free speech campaigners, humanist associations, religious and ex-Muslim groups, all unite to protest Bangladeshi blogger murders.
- 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 6 months alone, 4 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 (...)
- 22 May 2015
This year, European Humanists met in Athens for EHF annual General Assembly. This meeting was the opportunity to shed light on the shameful Greek "blasphemy" law and to support humanist activists struggling in advancing freedoms and rights in the country.
- How to strenghten humanism in Eastern Europe? Young humanists meet in Bucharest for 3 days workshops29 April 2015
More than 60 young humanists gathered in Bucharest from 24 to 26 April to discuss the challenges faced by Eastern, Baltic, Caucasus and Southeastern countries regarding humanism and secularism. The EHF was pleased to support and contribute to this interactive event.
- 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 (...)