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.
Putting Human Rights First in 2022 01/14/2022
The European Humanist Federation wishes everyone a Happy New Year! In 2022, we will continue to work on making the violation of human rights visible. Sometimes it can seem as if human rights violations are mainly happening in far away places. Last year showed clearly though that also within Europe, we can witness problematic politics […]
World Children’s Day 11/20/2021
The theme of this year’s World Children’s Day on November 20 is called “A Better Future for Every Child”. First established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day it is a day that focuses on promote international awareness for children’s rights and improving children’s welfare. Today, UNICEF is inviting all of us to meet the group of UNICEF Youth […]
Human rights are not optional. Or at least should not be. But if they depend on a European solution, human rights seem to be put on pause, negotiable, as Europe is watching how thousands of migrants are out in the cold, with hardly any supplies, in Belarus on the polish EU border. After trying to […]