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Christian leaders about Istanbul Convention

Pitch Christian leaders about Istanbul Convention

Latvia signed the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe initiative that aims to reduce levels of violence against women, in 2016. However, the bill to ratify it is still stuck in the government. Critics of the convention say it includes terms that make them worried about protecting family values. As the convention had finally made it to cabinet agenda, religious leaders sent a repeat letter objecting against adopting it. The churches said the convention contradicts the Constitution and "makes it possible to impose on Latvia a project of changing society based on the gender ideology."

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12 Jun 2018



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