V4 Report: Bulgaria and Slovakia: A wave of opposition in Central Europe to “gender ideology” and other radical beliefs has led Bulgaria and Slovakia to oppose ratifying the Istanbul Convention.
More nation states must start defying the “group think” mentality of the so-called “international community”. Who are the “progressive” groups behind these “conventions”? The same crowd pushing multicult and open-borders?
** As of November 2017, just over half of the members of the Council of Europe have ratified the so-called “human rights” watchdog’s 2011 Istanbul Convention. It has been ratified by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
We are quite stunned that Poland ratified this treaty, but we do not know the details or circumstances behind their decision. We hope others will continue to oppose this reckless attempt to wage war on gender, natural law and human nature.
– The Convention is the first international treaty containing a definition of “gender” as “social roles, behaviours, activities and characteristics that a particular society considers appropriate for women and men” – according to Art. 3 of the Convention. Detractors claim that this opens the door to legalising gay marriage and promoting homosexuality in school by promoters of “gender ideology”.
Slovakia and others in Central Europe do not need some bizarre international treaty containing a definition of “gender”. This attempt by the globalists to redefine “gender” is both nauseating and deranged. One cannot defeat “Mother Nature”.
The V4 Report sees absolutely no need to ratify these international manifestos that often mix-in cultural Marxism with other common sense measures that can be dealt with better by the governments of nation states.
As we posted a few days ago, instead of ratifying the Istanbul Convention as a whole, PM Robert Fico proposed to introduce national laws that would increase the protection of women from domestic violence.
“Any violence against women is unacceptable and has no place in our society,” Fico said as quoted by the Sme daily, and added that the protection of women’s rights is particularly important at a time when migrants make up more and more of the European population and bring with them “cultural and social patterns from their countries of origin”, including the perception of a woman as a submissive human being.
“I am against the emergence of compact Muslim communities in Slovakia on principle,” Fico said as quoted by Sme. “So that these communities are not able to preserve the habits that Europe and its Christian historical roots refute as wrong and unjust.”
The developments highlight widespread resistance among the more socially conservative countries of Central Europe to the “progressive values” of Western Europe. One can see very plainly why Slovakia would resist the West’s attempts to push this type of culture on their people.
Fico said he refused to ratify the Istanbul Convention because he considers it at odds with the country’s constitutional definition of marriage as a heterosexual union.
The convention talks about stereotypes and gender equality in the sense of eliminating the so-called traditional roles of men and women in the family. “It raises doubts,” Fico told reporters.
“Unless there is full compliance with the provisions of the convention with the definition of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman, I will never agree to ratify,” added Fico.
Slovakia’s parliament amended its Constitution in 2014 to define marriage as a union between man and woman.
Last week Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov withdrew from parliament a motion to ratify the Istanbul Convention, faced with ever-growing opposition, first from its coalition partner, the United Patriots, the opposition socialists, and more broadly, with the population.