International Humanist and Ethical Union
IHEU is the global representative body of the humanist movement, uniting a diversity of non-religious organisations and individuals. Founded in Amsterdam in 1952, our vision is a Humanist world; a world in which human rights are respected and everyone is able to live a life of dignity. We work to build and represent the global Humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes Humanist values world-wide.
High Ground Alliance for Choice and Dignity in Europe
High Ground – the alliance for choice and dignity in Europe, is an alliance of six international NGOs all working in Europe. Their vision is for all people in Europe to be equally valued for who they are. In that Europe, being free and able to make one’s own decisions on how to live and conduct our own lives is essential to build a happier, healthier, stronger and more just society.
Civil Society Europe
Civil Society Europe brings together 28 European networks of civil society organisations (CSOs) working towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Its main objectives: to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policy-makers and help strengthening CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions.
European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics
The EPPSP is a forum for Members of the European Parliament and civil society. It works to give a voice to secularism in Europe. The Platform defends and promotes Fundamental Rights, with special focus on freedom of religion (including freedom from religion), freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. Freedom of religion is an individual fundamental right, and the Platform will stand up against attempts to use it as a pretext to restrict other fundamental rights.
European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development
EPF is a network of members of parliaments from across Europe who are committed to protecting the sexual and reproductive health of the world’s most vulnerable people, both at home and overseas. The network believes that women should always have the right to decide upon the number of children they wish to have, and should never be denied the education or other means to achieve this that they are entitled to.
International Planned Parenthood Federation – European Network
IPPF EN is the European branch of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and includes 39 Member Associations. IPPF holds that all people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being, in a world free of discrimination. It commits to lead a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served.
ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is an international non-governmental umbrella organisation bringing together 490 organisations from 45 European countries. Its vision is of a world where dignity, freedoms and full enjoyment of human rights are protected and ensured to everyone regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
European Women’s Lobby
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) brings together the women’s movement in Europe in support of women’s human rights and equality between women and men. EWL envisions a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have self-confidence, freedom of choice, and freedom from violence and exploitation; and no woman or girl is left behind.
Catholics for Choice
Catholics for Choice is “part of the great majority of the faithful in the Catholic church who disagrees with the dictates of the Vatican on matters related to sex, marriage, family life and motherhood. We are part of the great majority who believes that Catholic teachings on conscience mean that every individual must follow his or her own conscience ― and respect others’ right to do the same”. Catholics for Choice helps people and organizations confidently challenge the power of the Catholic hierarchy, which uses every means at its disposal to punish and publicly shame Catholics who don’t unquestioningly follow its edicts.
International Humanist Ethical Youth Organization
IHEYO, the International Humanist Ethical Youth Organization, is IHEU’s youth section, and a non-profit umbrella with dozens of member organizations and serves as the connecting link between Humanist organisations with young members around the world.
With regional presence in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, IHEYO currently has around 20 member organisations that in turn create local programs and important awareness of humanism.
Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Its vision is a world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice subside, and where science and compassion guide public policy.
The Center for Inquiry studies and promotes human values based on a naturalistic outlook. Ideological doctrine and religious dogma have no more right to dictate our moral norms than they do to influence scientific research.