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July 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Twenty-six years after the 1995 Women’s Conference in Beijing, the Generation Equality Forum underway since Wednesday in Paris under the auspices of the United Nations and the French and Mexican governments aims to drive major policy reforms the world over, fueled by investments of more than $40 billion.
The Forum’s first live meeting, which took place in the Carrousel du Louvre with French President Emmanuel Macron and Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations in attendance, stressed the need to fight for “gender equality,” “sexual and reproductive rights,” “safe and legal abortion,” and “LGBTQI” rights.
In 1995, attempts to introduce overt affirmation of “abortion rights” and gender ideology were countered by intense opposition and lobbying on the part of the Holy See, which was represented in its capacity as official observer at the UN. But this time around the Vatican appears not to have been invited and, clearly, the Paris meeting will include a push for worldwide implementation of the culture of death.
Speakers are repeatedly using language pertaining to “gender theory” against the “patriarchy” and not hiding the fact that they want abortion to be part of the “bold action to accelerate gender equality.”
Participants from all over the world, including many African countries, have been listening politely and even approvingly, without the least sign of discontent or disagreement.
The meeting opened Wednesday, June 30, on the fourth anniversary of the death of Simone Veil, whose name is closely associated with the legalization of abortion in France in 1975 – and Macron mention that fact, suggesting that the date was chosen deliberately.
The Generation Equality Forum has attracted dozens current and former heads of state, international functionaries and feminist leaders in addition to Macron, Guterres and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico, the latter joining by video conference as co-organizer of an event that began in Mexico City earlier this year. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who convened the Forum, also was present.
Many heads of state were unable to travel to Paris because of ongoing COVID restrictions but made video appearances while committing to cooperating with the Forum’s objectives.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, touting “sexual and reproductive health rights,” and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the speakers at the opening ceremony that started with stroboscopic lights and techno music. Harris said “democracy” itself was threatened in today’s world – but she wasn’t talking about COVID measures. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke online, speaking French and English.
Other VIPs included the Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta; European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Argentina President Alberto Fernandez; Mari Pangestu, managing director of the World Bank; and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Macron’s opening remarks, he called COVID-19 an “antifeminist virus” because, he said, it has set back schooling for girls and pushed many women into poverty while exposing them to increasing “violence within the family,” although it is not the virus itself but lockdowns and government-mandated COVID restrictions that have harmed so many millions of people, men and women alike.
Hungary recently took a major step to protect children from having their innocence destroyed and being sexualized by LGBT propaganda in schools and by pornography in the mass media.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which expresses agreement and respect for the wishes of the sovereign nation of Hungary to protect its children against the onslaught of LGBT indoctrination propaganda and pornography.
Since passage of the bill the fake news outlets from Europe to America have predictably begun to fabricate outrage and, or, simply lie about the contents of the bill. And, the corrupt European Union has also now started to attack Hungary's efforts to protect children.
For doing the hard and good thing, Hungary now needs our support.
The bill, which was passed last week, specifically prohibits showing pornographic material or content portraying homosexuality or transgenderism to minors under the age of 18. Other measures include a registry of sex offenders, regulations on sexual education, and stronger policies against child pornography.
This policy is to be welcomed as a pro-active measure against the liberal and LGBT propaganda machine which is steadily encroaching on Hungary's borders, and which threatens to tear down Christian civilization altogether.
Indeed, the same week that this law was passed in Hungary, Vienna's (Austria) deputy mayor distributed "Rainbow Family" information boxes to 350 kindergartens in the Austrian capital. And, Vienna is only about 50 miles from the Hungarian border!
But, never satisfied with corrupting the children of their own countries, LGBT activists and their accomplices in the EU have been quick to castigate Hungary, claiming that the Budapest government has "discriminated" against homosexuals with their law to protect children, and in doing so, has violated EU law.
However, Hungary's Justice Minister, Judit Varga, set the record straight in an interview with Hungarian journalists, stating:
"This is one of a number of declarations declaring certain Hungarian measures to be contrary to EU law without a thorough examination. The fake news that has taken wing in these statements is completely unfounded.
In Hungary's view, the legislation has nothing to do with EU law. The issue of subsidiarity and constitutional, national identity is a matter for the Member States. Furthermore, the European Charter of Human Rights also says that a parent has the right to determine the direction of their children's development in a culturally traditional background."
And, more broadly, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's Prime Minister, had this to say about Hungary's new law:
"The current left-wing campaign against Hungary is further proof that today, the left is the enemy of freedom, because instead of freedom of speech, they want political correctness as defined by them, and hegemony of opinion instead of a pluralism of ideas.
The new Hungarian law does not conflict with any lofty ideals or European laws. The new Hungarian law simply states clearly that only parents can decide on the sexual education of their children. Education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent.
Parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available. These restrictions must also be defined with surgical precision. In Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives. In our view, a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes."
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports the government of Hungary in their passage of this pro-active child protection measure banning LGBT propaganda and pornography for under-18s.
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Macron spoke of a “bad wind that is blowing again in many of our societies.” “Indeed,” he added, “there are reactionary, patriarchal forces that are trying to regain power in a form of what we could call a ‘conservative international.’” All this is “questioning decades of achievement,” he said.
The French presidents said it is time to act because “women who simply want not to wear a veil or to have an abortion are threatened.” “We are here to say that their struggles are our struggles; we are strong, strong thanks to the feminist agenda we will set today,” he said, linking the current fight for “gender equality” with the French Enlightenment. The revolutionary intent of this “struggle” is plain, even if figureheads of the so-called “Enlightenment,” such as Voltaire, were anything but favorable to women and their rights.
Macron added, “Through the Generation Equality Forum, France’s objective is to state loud and clear that the rights of women and girls are universal, as are all human rights, everywhere, all the time. This model that France defends is not a negation of our differences. It is about reaffirming that no cultural or religious relativism, no regional or identity-based particularism, justifies that a woman not enjoy the same rights and the same opportunities as a man. Our method for achieving this result is concerted international action, what I have called multilateralism through action.”
He made very clear that gender equality, in the eyes of our world leaders, is an absolute “value” and religious convictions are a manifestation of “relativism.” It would be more precise to call the kind of feminism professed by the UN and nations agreeable to it a new religion that imposes its dogmas in the name of the higher good of women’s rights … as in contraception and family planning, the international furthering of which France has committed to fund to the tune of $100 million.
Guterres encouraged women to act, including through compulsory “parity” that sets a fixed proportion of women in responsible positions. This “redistribution of power” would be an answer to his opening remark: “Power is very rarely given, it is taken.”
Ursula van der Leyen promised that the European Charter will be modified to extend the repression of “hate crimes” to those affecting “LGBTQI” people and added that the European Commission will be working to “guarantee the right to sexual and reproductive health.”
Another revealing moment was when Fernandez posited himself as a first-class promoter of LGBT rights: “People are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender. One of the first decisions I made to launch this debate was to create a minister for women and gender. We are promoting sexual and reproductive health by building a new consensus, as in the Argentinian experience of the fight for the legalization of abortion. We are working on a new law so that no woman will need to resort to clandestine abortion. We are also introducing comprehensive sexual education throughout the country. It will be intersectional and intercultural. We will implement effective and universal access to abortion.”
Fernandez was welcomed by Pope Francis in Rome shortly after his election – the abortion law had not yet been adopted – and was allowed to receive Communion together with his concubine.
Among the representatives of civil society was the leader of “All Poland’s women’s strike,” Klementyna Suchanow. To enthusiastic applause, the organizer of pro-abortion rallies in Poland described her struggle for abortion and LGBT “rights,” and the dangers of what she called “religious fundamentalists” (read; “Catholics” in the Polish context). “These fundamentalists are everywhere and they are very well organized, their nerve center is in Poland,” she said.
Also invited to the event was a foursome of comedians, a journalist and a female rabbi. Sophie Aram, who has a regular feature on publicly funded radio France Inter, where she has repeatedly insulted Catholics by ridiculing their beliefs, contributed this line: “Everything will be OK as long as we can laugh about it and as long as we can get an abortion … Sorry, I was asked to keep this short.”
On the first day of the Generation Equality Forum, many commitments were made to further its agenda. An ISO norm will be developed to assess male-female equality. Two major French companies, Pinault and Accor, promised to finance a “women’s home”; Angela Merkel boosted Germany’s contribution to a “Coalition for justice and economic rights from 100 million to 240 million euro, and the Bill & Melinda Gates have pledged to spend 2.1 billion dollars in favor of “gender equality.”
On a bigger scale, one of Macron’s numerous tweets about the Forum announced “40 billion dollars of new funding so that, everywhere in the world, women have access to contraceptives, safe and legal abortion, new technologies, and to support women victims of sexual violence in times of conflict.”