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Written Submission of the Center for Family and Human Rights on the Structural Racism of the Population Establishment and Abortion Industry

The text below is in answer to the Questions 1-3 and 10 in the Questionnaire on “Racism and the Right to Health”provided by Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone…

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Netherlands, 41st Session of the UPR, Human Rights Council – October 2022

This report focuses on the protection of the right to life and the rights of persons affected by the Netherlands’ euthanasia policies and the practice of eugenic prenatal screening.

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Brazil, 41st Session of the UPR, Human Rights Council – October 2022

In 2020, the ministers and high representatives of 34 countries met to launch the Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD), in which they committed to promoting four objectives: improve women’s health, protect human life, strengthen the family as the basic unit of society, and defend the sovereignty of nations with regard to their laws and policies to protect life. Brazil was one of the leading cosponsors of the GCD, and offered to serve as the coordinator of the GCD coalition following U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the coalition.  This report focuses on Brazil’s fulfillment of its commitments to human rights in the context of the four pillars of the GCD.

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Poland, 41st Session of the UPR, Human Rights Council – October 2022

Poland’s international human rights obligations and commitments do not require Poland to change its internal laws with regard to marriage, family, and the protection of life before as well as after birth. No human rights treaties ratified by Poland require such changes, nor has Poland undertaken such commitments through other UN agreements.

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia, 41st Session of the UPR Human Rights Council – October 2022

In 2020, the ministers and high representatives of 34 countries met to launch the Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD), in which they committed to promoting four objectives: improve women’s health, protect human life, strengthen the family as the basic unit of society, and defend the sovereignty of nations with regard to their laws and policies to protect life. Indonesia was one of the leading cosponsors of the GCD. This report focuses on Indonesia’s fulfillment of its commitments to human rights in the context of the four pillars of the GCD.

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C-Fam Statement during the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

The Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) is a non-profit educational organization that interacts withdiplomats and the general public about issues related to human rights. For over twenty years,…

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Iceland, 40th Session of the UPR, Human Rights Council – January 2022

As Iceland takes its turn to have its human rights record examined in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), this joint submission by C-Fam and the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA raises concern about the high level of selective abortion of children with Down syndrome in Iceland, and the discriminatory practices and attitudes that encourage this practice, which is contrary both the rights of persons with disabilities and the right to life more generally.

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Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Family and Human Rights In Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

C-Fam’s lawyers submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson case.

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Responses of Pro-Life and Pro-Family Organizations to the questionnaire of the special rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health on “the right to sexual and reproductive health – Challenges and Possibilities during COVID-19”

The organizations submitting this response to the call for inputs do so by virtue of their specific mission to protect children in the womb from arbitrary deprivation of life and to ensure that the right to life and other legal protections intended for all members of the human family are not applied in a discriminatory way against children in the womb.

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C-Fam Statement during the 74th World Health Assembly

The world has made progress in reducing maternal and child deaths, but more remains to be done, and what remains is not low-hanging fruit.  It will require broad improvements in infrastructure, including access to clean water, electricity, and transportation, emergency obstetric care, modern health facilities, and the well-trained health workers to operate them. 

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C-Fam Written Statement at the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Half a century ago, there was widespread concern that unless population growth was significantly reduced, mass starvation would result. While global fertility rates have fallen in many regions, continued population growth coupled with increased life expectancy has produced a current population far greater than what was seen as sustainable in the mid-twentieth century.

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C-Fam Written Statement at the 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development

A just transition to sustainable development requires that sustainable development strategies fully respect and strive to fulfill unalienable and universal human rights principles.

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Comment of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) on the Draft USAID 2020 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy

C-Fam welcomes the updated gender equality and women’s empowerment policy. The 2012 policy it supersedes contained several problematic aspects that the new policy has corrected.

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C-Fam Statement during the Informal consultations of co-facilitators on 2020 treaty body review for States and civil society

It has been our hope for some time that UN member states would review the work of UN treaty bodies, not just with regard to considerations of functionality and resources, but also substantive output. As an organization primarily focused on the protection of life in the prenatal phase and the protection of the family we are especially alarmed by the lawless promotion of abortion and LGBT issues by UN treaty bodies.

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C-Fam Recommendations for Treaty Body Review

As a civil society stakeholder organization, we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the discussion regarding the strengthening and reform of the human rights treaty body system.  The previous review…

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C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review 36th Session of the UPR Human Rights Council – April-May 2020

In the previous two cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United States of America (U.S.) received recommendations that it change its laws and policies regarding funding for foreign assistance in order to fund abortions in other countries.

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C-Fam Submission to ECOSOC at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 11-22 March, 2019

The family is the most important or only source of social protection for over seventy percent of the world’s women. According to the International Labour Organization, more than five billion people on the planet are not covered by comprehensive social security. 

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C-Fam Statement at Consultations of the Committee on NGOs with NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC

3-minute statement delivered at the ECOSOC NGO Forum on June 22, 2018

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C-Fam Submission for HHS World Health Assembly Listening Session

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a listening session on Friday, May 11 in advance of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body for the World Health Organization (WHO).  Members of civil society were invited to tell the administration about their concerns and priorities for the coming year in global health, and the state of WHO governance.

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C-Fam Oral Statement at the 51st Session of Commission on Population and Development, 9 April 2018 – 13 April 2018

The effects of urbanization and migration are frequently addressed in UN resolutions and debates on a whole host of topics ranging from the economy to the environment and global health.

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C-Fam Submission to ECOSOC at the 62rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women 

Statement submitted by Asociacion HazteOir.org, C-Fam, Inc., Family Research Council, Human Life International, Inc., National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council* 

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C-Fam Oral Statement at the 50th Session of Commission on Population and Development, 3-7 April 2017

Fifty years ago, the Commission on Population and Development was established to study and propose solutions to the “population question” that weighted heavily in the minds of policy makers.

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C-Fam Oral Statement at the 55th session of the Commission on Social Development, 1-10 February 2017

The family is the natural social institution at the foundation of every society. Sadly, it is frequently overlooked by the international community even as the family faces new and never before experienced challenges. 

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C-Fam Oral Statement at the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The family is the natural social institution at the foundation of every society. Sadly, it is frequently overlooked by the international community even as the family faces new and never before experienced challenges.

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