· The United Nations published a report on the implementation by its members of postulates of a policy based on the gender perspective in the legal and social sphere.
· The content of the report includes the definition of a gender identity as a subjective feeling of each person in isolation from their biological characteristics. In the author’s opinion, each person has the right to choose with which gender they want to identify. This right should also cover children and youths.
· The publication also underlined that the division of social roles based on two genders would result from a system oppressive towards women.
· The author of this document is Victor Madrigal-Borloz, an independent expert cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council.
The ‘Report on Gender: The Law of Inclusion & Practices of Exclusion’ was presented at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 76th UN General Assembly. The beginning of the document contains references to feminist scientific works in which the term ‘gender’ is not based on the biological determinism of gender, but on its social context. It is to affect the character of interactions in a group and the identity of each person. In other words, gender is to be only a social construct, which is why, according to the author, we should not think about it binarily, but in a manner open to more possibilities not limited by the laws of nature.
“Importantly, the UN General Assembly has never accepted such a broad definition of gender. The Statute of the International Criminal Court of 1998, similarly to many other international documents, adopts the binary definition of gender,” underlines Anna Nowak from the Centre for International Law of Ordo Iuris.
In the content of the report, the author repeatedly emphasises that the strict division of social roles based on two genders – male and female, is a result from an alleged oppressive and patriarchal system, in which women have a lower position in relation to men and are treated as second-class citizens. Victor Madrigal-Borloz attributes such a state of affairs alleged by him in the so-called Third World (Poor South) countries to the effects of European colonialism, forgetting that the culture of those nations have been developing for centuries before the arrival of the first Europeans. In the next part of his work, the author indicates a possible source of the term ‘gender ideology’, i.e. religious leaders and opponents of the progressive understanding of human rights, who want to limit women’s rights, restricted by liberal groups to sexual and reproductive rights.
Victor Madrigal-Borloz also refers to another report presenting, in his opinion, large resources allocated by wealthy people and non-profit organisations to the so-called anti-gender movement. In 2008-2017 in the United States of America more than 6 billion USD was allocated for this purpose. However, it was not mentioned that in the same period more than 14 billion USD was allocated to the pro-gender policy. The report also referred to the institution of the Catholic Church, which is accused by the authors of a document promoting the understanding of the family concept in a way violating human rights, as well as the alleged rejection of equality between men and women.
- Representatives of the Ordo Iuris Institute met in Prague with European and American experts and delegations of other NGOs to discuss current challenges to the defense of human life and the family.
- The meeting was attended by representatives of the Alliance for the Common Good - a coalition of pro-family organizations from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Hungary.
· The Human Rights Council Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law took place at UN headquarters in Geneva.
· The event was attended by representatives of states and specialized UN agencies, academics and NGOs.
· This year's Forum was dedicated to discussing ways to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in a post-pandemic perspective.
· The European Parliament has finally approved a new directive introducing "gender equality" on the boards of listed companies.
· The directive's provisions oblige listed companies to introduce gender quotas for executive positions, which can lead to numerous abuses.
· Preparations are underway at the UN for the 56th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, which will take place in April 2023.
· The event will focus on the topics of population, education and sustainable development.
- The Ordo Iuris Institute, as an organization with special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, has submitted its written position.