H 1 Restoring the natural order. The religious extremists’ vision to mobilize European societies against human rights on sexuality and reproduction.
In 2013, 20 US and European campaigners began strategizing ‘achievable goals’ to roll back human rights for sexual and reproductive health in Europe. Documents have recently emerged which reveal a detailed, extremist strategy called Restoring the Natural Order: an Agenda for Europe, which seeks to overturn existing laws on basic human rights related to sexuality and reproduction, such as the right to divorce; for a woman to access contraception, assisted reproduction technologies or have an abortion; equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI) persons; or the right to change one’s gender or sex without fear of legal repercussions. The initial group of campaigners has grown to attract over 100 anti-human rights, anti-women’s rights and anti-LGBTI organizations from over 30 European countries and now goes by the name ‘Agenda Europe’. Agenda Europe is a Vatican- inspired, professional advocacy network, whose members meet in secret, and which is directly responsible for implementing a detailed strategy to roll back human rights. The Agenda Europe strategy is producing concrete results, such as the 2016 Polish bill to ban abortion, bans on equal marriage in several Central European countries and over a dozen comparable acts at national level and in European institutions aiming to limit women’s and LGBTI rights.
This paper details Agenda Europe’s aims, strategies and key
players, to help human rights defenders respond appropriately.
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Lieu d'édition : Belgique
Langue : Anglais
Type d'ouvrage : Livre
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