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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

1007, 2023

FAFCE Contribution to the EU Committee of Regions on “Stopping gender-based violence – cities and regions leading the way”

July 10th, 2023|Categories: Domestic Violence, FAFCE, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

10th of July 2023 On the 8th of June 2023 FAFCE participated in the stakeholder consultation organised by the EU Committee of the Regions in view of preparation of opinion "Stopping gender-based violence – cities and regions leading the

1304, 2023

INVITATION | Congress on “HUMANAE VITAE, the audacity of an encyclical on sexuality and procreation”

April 13th, 2023|Categories: Human dignity, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , |

13th of April 2023, The Jérôme Lejeune International Chair in Bioethics, in partnership with FAFCE, other organisations and various universities, is organizing a major Congress on “HUMANAE VITAE, the audacity of an encyclical on sexuality and procreation” on May 19

2403, 2023

FAFCE calls the European Commission to include surrogacy in the review of its EU Directive on human trafficking

March 24th, 2023|Categories: European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , |

24 March 2023, FAFCE contributed to a call for feedbacks of the European Commission following its proposal to update of its 2011 Directive against human trafficking, very much welcomed in light of the evolution of the forms of exploitation

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