POLAND: PETITION, PLEASE SIGN – Reject fundamentalism in Europe: protect our rights!
In April, the European Parliamentary Assembly will choose new judges for the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Three candidates can be nominated by each country. one of them will be chosen to sit on the Court for nine years.
The Polish government has nominated Aleksander Stępkowski, a lawyer and the founder of an extremist Catholic organisation which has actively worked to suppress human rights in Poland and across Europe, especially those of women and the LGBTQ community. His organisation opposes safe, legal abortion, they want Poland to leave the Istanbul Convention, they want to criminalise sexuality education and restrict in vitro fertilisation, they want to create ‘LGBT-free’ zones, and they want to restrict or ban divorce. One of their aims is to participate in European Union institutions in order to have a greater influence in them.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION REJECTING Aleksander Stępkowski AS A POSSIBLE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS JUDGE, because he is opposed to many human rights.
GO TO THIS WEBPAGE AND SIGN AT THE BOTTOM
SOLIDARITY REQUEST: PLEASE SIGN ALLIANCE 4 CHOICE PETITION
To: Northern Ireland Minister for Health, Robin Swann
The North is Now! Commission Abortion Care for Northern Ireland
Why the petition is needed: a history is available here.
Turkey must not leave the Istanbul Convention - REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY TO ALL CAMPAIGN MEMBERS!
From Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways (WWHR)
Today, 24 March, the Women’s Coalition Turkey, invite all global, regional and local women’s and LGBTI+ organizations, feminists, advocates of women’s rights and human rights, and everyone campaigning against violence against women to show solidarity to defend women’s and LGBTI+s’ right to live in every platform and geography, with regards to the Istanbul Convention.
Below, see the statement of the Women’s Coalition Turkey, which WWHR is a part of.
Please take action, write statements, share the social media visuals below with your solidarity messages–
USE THE HASHTAGS #IstanbulSozlesmesiBizim and #IstanbulSozlesmesiYasatır
FOLLOW the Women’s Coalition’s (@kadinkoalisyonu) and WWHR’s (@kadinih) social media accounts and call on your governments to show their support for the Convention.
SOURCES: E-mail with above calls for solidarity from Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways, 24 March 2021
FRANCE - A call to women in France to sign a declaration if they had to go abroad for abortion or had an abortion beyond the legal time limits
The MFPF is mobilising to support extending the upper time limit for abortion beyond the first trimester after the pandemic is over. They invite women in France who have had an abortion outside the legal time limits and/or who had to go abroad (e.g. to England or Netherlands) for an abortion to sign a statement to declare this and to say that the current legal time limits are insufficient. Please write to this email address: email@example.com
Bad news from Honduras: urgent solidarity action needed
Even as we are still celebrating the victory of the legalisation of abortion in Argentina, we have received very bad news from Honduras. The activists are seeing opposition forces acting rapidly to try to prevent the victory in Argentina having any effect in their country.
In Honduras, one of the few countries in the world where abortion is completely banned, a new clause is being proposed as part of current constitutional reform. Its aim is to ensure that any attempt to decriminalise abortion in the future will be impossible. It was publicly announced on 10 January of 2021 and will be debated in the Congress very soon.
PLEASE SIGN THE PROTEST STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH HONDURAN WOMEN by 20 January 2021