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Human dignity

Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

1502, 2023

Ageing Population: UN report shows that it is not only Europe’s problem

February 15th, 2023|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

15 February 2023, The World Social Report is a leading publication that focuses on significant social topics issued by the United Nations Secretariat's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which serves as a crucial link between global economic,

302, 2023

PRESS RELEASE | The dangers of a “European parenthood certificate”

February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Children's Rights, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , |

3rd of February 2023, Brussels “A child is not an entitlement and parenthood is not a right; rather, a child is a gift and parenthood is a responsibility.” These were the words of FAFCE’s President, Vincenzo Bassi, in an open

2001, 2022

FAFCE’s Open Letter to French President Emmanuel Macron: “Are we still free to protect life?”

January 20th, 2022|Categories: Council of Europe, European Union, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 21 January 2022 Dear Mr. President, Following your speech at the European Parliament on the occasion of the start of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we would like to express our concerns about

807, 2021

The European Parliament Approves a Report on Ageing Packed with Pro-Family Measures

July 8th, 2021|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Unpaid care work is still work...The fact that national pension schemes do not reflect it is a major cause of social exclusion and old-age poverty, especially amongst women. Until the European Union and its Member States plug this gaping hole in the EU’s social contract, the ambitious social objectives advanced in the report will be stymied.

1006, 2021

The “sexual and reproductive health and rights” of women discussed at the European Parliament

June 10th, 2021|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

10 June 2021 Are the EU policy-makers really interested in the health of women? The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee of the European Parliament adopted on the 11th of May 2021 a Report on the situation of

406, 2021

FAFCE Webinar on “Demographic Change and the Future of Europe”: “Family policies will shape the future of Europe”

June 4th, 2021|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: |

4 June 2021 On June 3rd, 2021, FAFCE organised, in cooperation with the European People's Party (EPP) working group on ‘Intercultural and religious dialogue’, a Webinar on the topic of demographic change and the future of Europe. EPP Group

2005, 2021

INVITATION | European Sunday Alliance Webinar on ‘The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest’ (Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 13:00-14:00 CEST)

May 20th, 2021|Categories: Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , |

The Steering Group of the European Sunday Alliance invites you to its Webinar on "The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest” Tuesday 1st of June 2021 13:00-14:00 CEST via Zoom – in

1905, 2021

FAFCE Contributes to Public Consultation on Gender-Based and Domestic Violence

May 19th, 2021|Categories: Domestic Violence, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

19 May 2021 FAFCE contributed to the European Commission’s recent public consultation on gender-based violence and domestic violence. The pdf of FAFCE's contribution is at the bottom of this page. What are Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence?

1405, 2021

FAFCE Webinar on “The Family: Antidote to Loneliness, Beyond the Pandemic”

May 14th, 2021|Categories: FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

On Thursday, May 13th, FAFCE hosted a webinar on the topic of “The Family: Antidote to Loneliness, Beyond the Pandemic”. The webinar engendered a lively discussion on the importance of the family as a force for cohesion, unity, and peace.