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Surrogacy can not be ethical.

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The CoRP (The Collective for the Respect of the Person) fights actively all forms of surrogacy and misconceptions about surrogacy.

Surrogacy can not be ethical.

Learn more CoRP : misconceptions on surrogacy.

«1. Examples of GPA can be found in the Bible.

False: All examples used to suggest that women mentioned in the Bible would be surrogate mothers are commented on tendentiously. These women are procreative for others (Abraham, Hagar and Sarah) or raped, but they raise their children and take them with them when they are hunted.

2. GPA is a medical technique.

False: Surrogacy is a social practice. This practice uses two medical techniques,artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, which wants to respond to a demand from society. But having a surrogate is not a medical procedure : it does not cure, treat, or heal. The surrogate mothers are in perfect health.

3. My body belongs to me.

False: By this feminist slogan, women claim free disposition of their bodies, access to contraception and abortion. In a patriarchal society, women ask to decide if and when to have children. As for as surrogacy is concerned, the body no longer belongs to the surrogate mother, but to those who pay for it. Sponsors decide how many embryos to implant, how much to let them develop; they decide on fetal reduction, possible abortion, delivery, the mother’s diet, her movements, her frequentation, her living conditions, her consumption. Neither her body nor her life no longer belong to the surrogate mother.

4. If the ovocytes are not those of the surrogate mother, there is no mother-child relationship.

False: During pregnancy, natural and lasting (epigenetic) bonds are created between the mother and the child. The development of the embryo depends on the environment provided by the maternal body. The mother, her body, her behaviors, her thoughts modulate the genetics of the unborn child. Traces of the mother-child bond persist for years in the body of the mother as in that of the child.

5. To oppose surrogacy requires being homophobic.

False: To refuse surrogacy is to refuse a social practice contrary to the dignity of women and children. Because, whatever the sex, the sexuality, the civil status of the persons sponsoring, the practice is the same one. It is always based on the use of women’s bodies and the transformation of children into objects, which can be born by contract.

6. To oppose surrogacy requires being reactionary.

False: Many feminists have opposed this practice since its inception, and show that it relies on the exploitation of misery or lack of resources for women to use their reproductive abilities. Multiplying paid pregnancies is not progress. Encouraging women to do so is sexist. Surrogacy is a reactionary practice.

7. The «supervised» surrogacy is ethical, therefore acceptable.

False: Framing is assuming pregnancy can be contracted. To supervise is to organize by law the use of the body and the person of a woman on behalf of others. Pregnancy is not work, the child is not a consumer product depending on individual desires. There is no ethical surrogacy». 

Bioethics. INDIA. Study on the consequences of Surrogacy, for Indian surrogate mothers, proving women’s sufferings & violations of their Fundamental Rights.

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In June 2019, the O.E.N.D.D.F. has published a new Study on the consequences of Surrogacy, for Indian surrogate mothers, proving women’s sufferings & violations of their Fundamental Rights, on the basis of 45 cases of Surrogacy in INDIA.

This Study with almost 220 pages was conducted in the field by Dr. Sheela SARAVANAN, an Indian researcher with a Doctorate in Public Health. 

Learn moreSurrogacy Study in INDIA. June 2019. By Dr Sheela SARAVANAN. 

FRANCE. 70 marital feminicides since the 1st January 2019.

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✅ In France, Government face to 70 murders of women, by their husbands, known as feminicides,  since the 1st January 2019.
✅ The minimisation of violence due to «parental conflict» with children, the lack of training of police services and the lack of an emergency protection order contribute to this situation.

Learn more :www.LeParisien.fr. Murders of women. 29-06-2019

Council of Europe adopts the first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism.

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▶ States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

▶ In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted a recommendation to stop sexism, which includes the first ever internationally agreed definition of it.

▶ The Recommendation stresses that sexism is a manifestation of “historically unequal power relations” between women and men, which leads to discrimination and prevents the full advancement of women in society.

Because it is “widespread and prevalent in all sectors and all societies, and (…) sexism and sexist behaviour are rooted in and reinforce gender stereotypes,” sexism is defined for the first time ever in a dedicated legal instrument to tackle it, via a comprehensive list of measures and areas where sexism occurs, from advertising and media, to employment, the justice sector, education and sport.

▶ The text in particular aims to shed light on what sexist behaviour is and proposes concrete ways for different actors to identify and address them.

Learn more Council of Europe adopts the first ever international legal instrument to stop sexism.

South Africa. Prostitution. Abolitionist Movement «KWANELE».

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▶ Mickey MEJI founded in South Africa the abolitionist movement of women survivors of prostitution «KWANELE».

▶ Having experienced prostitution for 9 years, she has especially campaigned with the sex work Lobby before becoming an abolitionist. 

▶ Today, she fights for the voices of the survivors (700) and their true wishes for their future.

▶  This abolitionist Movement encourages the penalization of customers.

Prostitution violates the right to human dignity and also threatens the right to life by reducing life expectancy and increasing exposure to violence that leads to murder.

Learn more Mickey MEJI. Prostitution and society. Abolitionist Movement.

Fight against the «culture of rape»

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We published news on Twitter to further combat the «culture of rape» :

Need for education for Gender Equality

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In the field of ​​Gender Equality, and based on statistics indicating that more than one billion girls worldwide do not have the same rights as boys, we published on Twitter (@europeanobs) information on the need for education for Gender Equality :

 

 

 

 

Personalized support for employment of young graduates in a situation of discrimination.

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Personalized support for employment of young graduates in a situation of discrimination.

Since its launch, the Association «NQT» has been implementing an operation aimed at encouraging the professional integration of young graduates, Bac + 3 and more (Bac + 4 and more for Ile-de-France, with experimentation Bac + 3 in QPV), under 30 years old, from underpriviledged social backgrounds or from deprived neighborhoods, thanks to a system of sponsorship by executives, assimilated and even experienced business leaders (advices on job search, resumes, letters of motivation, interviews, helps with the constitution of a network, etc.).

The Association NQT develops concrete actions that will accelerate the professional integration of these ambitious and deserving young persons and give all the same opportunities to access a permanent and qualified job.

NQT proposes to its employers and partners to ensure, in their actions, an approach to valorize equal opportunities. It is a simple and practical way to facilitate exchanges between young graduates and professionals.

=> The Association NTQ  has become a Member of the European Observatory for Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights.

 

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National campaign to help students facing a situation of prostitution. Focus on violence prevention and access to Justice in FRANCE.

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The DIRECTIVE 2011/36 / EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, April 5, 2011, “recognizes that human trafficking has a dimension related to gender equality and that, in many cases, women and men are not victims of human trafficking for the same reasons. It is therefore appropriate that assistance and support measures are also, if necessary, adapted to this dimension related to gender equality”.

Objective : To help students who don’t have enough financial resources or material resources, who turn to prostitution to pay for their rent or to pay for their studies and who need access to justice. To create mutual confidence through confidential meals. To develop an upstream prevention of situations of prostitution. To raise public awareness to this situation.

Location of the action : National Campaign. Main focus Cities : PARIS, NANTES (LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE), RENNES (ILLE ET VILLAINE), ANGERS (MAINE ET LOIRE).

Means and resources deployed :

November – December 2015: after a poster campaign, we send out a Team of volunteers of our Association to meet students, who have contacted us, and who are facing a situation of prostitution.

  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Commission : Europe 2020 Strategy. European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion.
  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Parliament and the European Council : DIRECTIVE 2011/36 / EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, April 5, 2011, on preventing trafficking in human beings and the fight against this phenomenon and protecting victims (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/FR/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32011L0036).
  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Union Agency for fundamental Rights : Gender issues : «Equality is a core component of fundamental rights protection. Gender inequalities, nevertheless, persist in today’s society and are often compounded by other forms of discrimination, preventing women from enjoying their full rights».
  • On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Union Agency for fundamental Rights reiterates its call for EU Member States to focus more on violence prevention against women (http://fra.europa.eu/en/news/2015/more-emphasis-prevention-needed-combat-violence-against-women).

Poster campaign - Students in a situation of prostitution (young women)

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Poster campaign - Students in a situation of prostitution (young men)

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