TAKE ACTION! Write To The Hungarian PM Calling For Respect For Women’s Sexual And Reproductive Rights!
Send a letter today to the Hungarian Government to ensure that the new Hungarian Constitution does not limit women’s reproductive rights or discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity!
Hungary is reviewing its Constitution. ASTRA Network is concerned that the draft text for the Constitution – to be finalized by 25 April - contains provisions on that might result in violations of women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health and to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The language used in the draft Constitution regarding the right to life does not correspond to that used in international and European human rights instruments – to which Hungary is also party – and appears to unconditionally prohibit abortion, thereby probably leading to a tightening of legislation on abortion. The draft Constitution also gives a very conservative vision of marriage and family, thereby discriminating against new forms of couples and families, and not reflecting the society we live in. It is unacceptable that in the 21st Century, a European country includes in its Constitution a provision which directly endangers women’s lives and families and allows for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Support our efforts to ensure that the Hungarian Constitution is a forward-looking document that protects and promotes the rights of all women.
Information on who to write and a draft letter can be found on Astra Network