Worldwide Support for Russia’s Child Protection Law

September 2, 2013

Human rights organizations from around the globe have signed a statement in support of the law on the protection of children from disturbing sexual propaganda in Russia.The country has been heavily attacked by some small, but very vocal LGBT organizations for passing this law, because it seeks to promote heterosexuality and a functioning family with a mother and a father as role model for society and children. The statement, which European Dignity Watch has signed and supports along with 103 organizations from 33 countries, affirms “that the natural family created through the marriage of a man and a woman is the foundation of any human society and is entitled to protection by society and the State as stated in the international Human Rights norms, including Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art. 16 (3)). Any harmful initiative for the natural family is destructive for the society as a whole.” We also affirm that the children need special protection due to their innocence and immaturity.

It reminds that the concepts of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are not part of any international binding treaty or agreement, whereas parental rights to educate their children are.

Organizations can still join in the support and sign the statement.