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Political Network for Values

Transatlantic Dialogues: a call from Europe and America for courage and hope to face the imposture of the gender ideology
Standing up for the family values, repealing laws that are based on gender ideology or “clean them” article by article; protecting childhood and strengthening the role of parents to counteract the instrumentalization of education; promote public policies with a strong perspective on families; resist the attacks and pressure of international organizations and their lobby; and remain faithful to the values ​​of our nations. This is the response proposed by the participants of the most recent occasion of the webinar series Transatlantic Dialogues.

The discussion "A Political Response to Gender Ideology", organized by the Political Network for Values ​​on March 12, was attended by 20 parliamentarians, members of governments and judges, accompanied by more than a hundred leaders of organizations citizens, altogether from 27 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Norway, Mexico, Uruguay, among others.

The initial interventions, to frame the event, were carried out by Lorcan Price, Professor and Legal Advisor of ADF International; Rocío Monasterio, Deputy of VOX in the Spanish Congress and president of the Madrid branch of the party; and Joseph Backholm, Board Member of the Family Research Council.  Mr. Price presented the international legal panorama, pointing out the dynamism that the gender agenda has gone through in the recent decades as an impact of the work of several “pressure groups”. Next, Ms. Monasterio presented the legislative advance of this ideological agenda in Spain and how her party has been fighting it, and for this reason, having won the support of broad sections of the population in the last election. And finally, Mr. Backholm offered elements to dismantle the deceptive narrative of this ideology.

During the dialogue, Angela Gandra, Brazil's National Secretary for the Family underlined the need for governments to promote public policies that effectively strengthen families and protect children. Egidijus Vareikis, MEP and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, emphasized the importance of being on the side of the people – who understand perfectly what family is despite the many laws that are being introduced – and to provide them hope through a persistent and assertive action. Without fear.

See the recording of the full webinar here or read the summary that we have prepared for you.

And the next webinar is already here: to be held on April 19, it will address the results of 10 years of successful family policy in Hungary.

The UN ‘black list’ of politicians and organizations fighting gender ideology

Do you remember that we tried to draw attention to the UN preparing a mapping and a “blacklist” of politicians, civilians, religious leaders, governments, organizations and churches who actively oppose gender ideology? Last Sunday, March 14, the deadline for submitting contributions – as requested by its editor, independent expert Víctor Madrigal-Borloz, a well-known LGBT activist – to the "Report on discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" was closed. In the call for contributions, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights wants to know who these are people are, where and how they act and what arguments they use to prevent the advancement of the gender agenda, because, according to him, they feed "violence and discrimination".

Well, the Political Network for Values ​​sent in a contribution to the report that is being prepared by Mr. Madrigal-Borloz. In our contribution we pointed out the obvious abuse that is being committed by trying to impose an ideological perspective on a document that should be technical and impartial and above all, by wanting to stigmatize those who reject it. The document was prepared by a team made up of members of our Council of Experts led by Rubén Navarro, who counts with more than a decade of experience in Geneva, where he served as a diplomatic attaché to the Permanent Mission of the Holy See.
Madrigal-Borloz's report will be presented at the next session of the Human Rights Council, from June 21 to July 9 this year. We will continue to point out the errors and flaws that endanger the validity of the document. You can find here a document with our comments to the report. We would like to ask you to read it and send us your comments. Do you think that our Network should do something else? Feel free to tell us. We are eager to hear your opinion. 

“If national legislators ask their governments to embrace the Geneva Consensus, it will be effective despite the US leaving” (Jacqueline Halbig Von Schleppenbach)

Finally, we would like to inform you that we are committed to helping more countries sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD) that promotes the protection of women's health, the recognition of the right to life of the unborn, the promotion of the family and respect for national sovereignty. The declaration was signed on October 22, 2020 by Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Uganda, the United States and 28 other countries, representing more than 1.6 billion people.

In case your country has not yet joined the Declaration, which marks an important turning point in promoting the culture of life, we would like to encourage you to endeavor for your government to sign it as well.
If you are interested, please contact us, and if you want to know more about what the GCD is, we invite you to participate in an online, informative event that will take place on April 7 in Jamaica. Please, find the call here.

Below, we leave you the link for other relevant information.

I wish you all the best and have a nice week!
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Jackson | The Republican Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves signed a bill on March 18 which prohibits transgender athletes from competing on women's teams. Mississippi is the first US state to enact a law that protects women and girls from being forced to face men who consider themselves women in sports tournaments. Continue reading here.
Pope Francis begins the Year of the Family

Rome | On March 18, Pope Francis announced the beginning of a year dedicated to the family. In the opening message he said: “Let us support the family, and let us defend it from everything that compromises its beauty. Let us approach this mystery of love with amazement, discretion and tenderness. And let us commit ourselves to safeguarding their precious and delicate ties”. Continue reading here.

Finally, if you have any relevant information that you would like us to include in the newsletters or want to share something about the work you are doing in your country for the protection, promotion and defense of fundamental rights and freedoms, feel free to contact me. All contributions are welcome.
Diego Hernández
Director of Communication and Development for Iberoamerica
Political Network for Values
For your information:
The next Transatlantic Dialogue webinar will be held on April 19 and will address the 10 years of successful family policy in Hungary.

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