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.
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 […]
Today, the European Humanist Federation (EHF) joins the international action #NebudemeTicho – #WeWontBeSilent in solidarity with women in Slovakia. A coalition of 36 civil society organisations launched this action against a new draft legislation, which would obstruct access to safe abortion care, harm women’s health and violate Slovakia’s international human rights obligations. As part of […]