The Sejm has registered the Citizens’ Initiative Committee “Yes to Family, No to Gender”. The initiative is aimed at terminating the Istanbul Convention by the Polish government. The Committee has submitted the first 3,500 signatures under the project.
1. We wish to express our support for the plan announced by Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, which involves filing a request to the Constitutional Tribunal to review the constitutionality of the Istanbul Convention.
In the last few days, the possibility of termination of the Istanbul Convention by Poland has been intensely discussed. This document contains a number of ideological provisions under the guise of fighting against violence towards women.
During a press conference Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has informed that the Istanbul Convention will be sent to the Constitutional Tribunal and that Poland has launched international cooperation in order to adopt the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Families.
The Christian Social Congress and the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, supported by dozens of pro-family organisations, have started a citizens’ legislative initiative “Yes to Family, No to Gender”.
A coalition of experts and leaders of pro-family organisations from several European countries supported the petition initiated by the Ordo Iuris Institute against the accession of the European Union to the Istanbul Convention.