We Stand Together

MEDIA RELEASE: COFACE Families Europe stands with all the defenders of girls, women and families in all their diversity in Italy!

Brussels, 29 March 2019, MEDIA RELEASE

COFACE Families Europe has for more than 60 years promoted the wellbeing and health of families and their members in a changing society. We work towards a family-friendly environment which enables the wide diversity of families to thrive.

With family organisations all over Europe we strive for the respect and implementation of fundamental rights and a better society for all European families.

There is so much data stating that when girls and women can make choices for themselves personally and professionally it is good for their health, their families and their countries’ economies. Empowering girls and women is essential to build strong economies, to establish more stable and just societies and to improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

Today we stand with all the defenders of women, girls and families in all their diversity in Italy and we want to express our resistance to the extremist and fundamentalist ideologies and views on women, girls and families, promoted by the ‘World Congress of Families’ and participants.

More then ever COFACE Families Europe and its members defend and promote core European values such as equality between women and men, social inclusion, solidarity, respect of human rights, empowerment of families, and non-discrimination. These are the core values which guide all COFACE actions, including our call to vote for the European elections. 

Join the movement to safeguard a social, inclusive and democratic Europe! #AllFamiliesSpeakOut


For more information, please contact Isabell Wutz, Communication Officer iwutz@coface-eu.org

Note to editor

COFACE Families Europe is a European network of civil society associations representing the interests of families (all types, without discrimination). COFACE’s areas of work include social/family policy, education, disability, gender equality, migration, consumer issues, and also protection of children online, privacy, data protection and reflections on technological developments and how they may impact families. More: www.coface-eu.org

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