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.
Two weeks from now, Ireland will hold an historic referendum to repeal the 8th amemndment to its Constitution. This amendment, adopted in 1983, blocks any hope of liveralization of the country’s policy of full criminalization of abortion. Ahead of the vote in two weeks, we asked our Members from the Humanist Association of Ireland to […]
The European Humanist Federation is deeply outraged by the decision of the Bavarian government to force public buildings throughout Bavaria to hang a cross in the entrance area of every official building. Following the decision, the government stated: “as an expression of the historical and cultural character of Bavaria, a cross should be clearly perceptible […]
PRESS RELEASE The European Humanist Federation welcomes the ruling of the EU’s top court that rejected anti-choice activists’ request to ban all EU funds for what they call “activities that destroy human embryos”, mainly in research and maternal health. In 2014, the EHF raised its voice, together with other human rights organisations, to oppose this […]