Humanism is an ethical worldview affirming that individuals have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Deeply committed to the protection of Human Rights, humanism defends the right for everyone to choose their beliefs, values and lifestyles, subject only to them not interfering with other people’s rights.
Human Rights Day: EHF reaffirms its commitment to human rights and warns of attempts to curtail them 12/09/2019
The European Humanist Federation (EFH) joins in the celebration of #HumanRightsDay, observed worldwide on every 10 December, anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948. For the EFH, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights constitutes a moral and political framework as […]
Slovak Parliament rejects bill on restricting access to abortion following campaign by rights groups 12/05/2019
The European Humanist Federation welcomes the rejection of the draft proposal to restrict the access to abortion by the Slovak Parliament. The proposed bill was the 6th attempt this year to limit safe and legal access to abortion in the country. Earlier this year, the EHF took part in the international action #NebudemeTicho – #WeWontBeSilent […]
Slovakia mobilises for a secular state: interview with the President of humanist organisation ETHOS 11/28/2019
With a predominantly Catholic population, Slovakia is theoretically not affiliated to any specific religion, as according to Art 1 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic. However, in practice preferential treatment is given to the Catholic Church through State funding and tax exemptions, humanist organisations in the country argue. On 1 December, ETHOS (Etika Tolerancia […]