High-level meeting on Anti-Rights Movements in Europe and its Impact on Children’s Rights
On 8 February Eurochild is hosting a high-level meeting at the European Commission with:
- Dubravka Šuica European Commission Vice-President;
- Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner;
- Eurochild President Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca.
The objective of the meeting is to get a better understanding on how anti-rights groups are affecting children's rights and civil society across Europe.
Anti-rights groups position themselves as part of civil society but attack fundamental and universal human rights. They typically campaign against the rights of excluded groups – women, children and young people, LGBTQI people, religious minorities, ethnic and racial minorities, migrants and refugees.
Often the well-being of children and child-protection rhetoric is used to mobilise opposition to human rights. Other times, children are directly targeted because of their actions and communications.
Among the speakers:
- Milena - member of Eurochild’s Children’s Council
- Maria Herczog – Chair of the National coalition Hungary and Bianca (supported by the Hungarian NGO Hintalovon)
- George Bogdanov – Executive Director of National Network for Children, Bulgaria
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