UGCC is proposing to hold off ratification of Istanbul convention

21 June 2017, 10:38 | Legislation | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church are concerned about the possible ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the fight against these phenomena (Istanbul Convention), Bill 0119.


On Tuesday, Father Oleksa Petrov, a mitered archpriest and Candidate of Legal Sciences, Head of the Department of External Relations of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said this during a round table discussion on “Family as a Security Zone” at Ukrinform.


“We are concerned about the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. It was extensively outspoken in our meetings, but we still had to think, advise someone to re-verify, verify their position as believers, citizens as members of civil society, and to communicate their voice aloud. Unfortunately, those in the obvious minority, more are heard through the media, heard in public discourse than we, the vast majority of citizens who stand for traditional family values,” said Fr. Olexa Petrov


It is about introducing into the legislation of Ukraine the concepts of gender, gender identity, gender sensitivity, sexual orientation and the like that go beyond the generally accepted concept of gender in Ukraine and distort understanding of gender equality as the equality of rights of women and men, in particular, the content of the state's gender policy.


 “The definition of a marriage, the definition of what marriage is an alliance between a man and a woman, is lost. This is already an existential threat to the family. In the last years of our life there was a tendency of danger and threats to the family and traditional family values. It is impossible not to mention these threats to the safety of the family, family members, consisting in the constant attempts to legalize various forms of cohabitation that are not inherent to our people, and for us Christians are simply sinners,” Fr. Olexa Petrov noted.


The UGCC believes that the concept of "gender" in the legislation of Ukraine through the Istanbul Convention can be interpreted not in the sense of equality of women and men, but in the interests of those who identify themselves as women or men. This will distort the understanding and practical implementation of all legislative acts of Ukraine in the field of gender policy of the state.


At the same time, representatives of the Church stress that Ukraine should take all effective measures to combat domestic violence. However, this should not happen to the detriment of the moral principles of Ukrainian society, nor should it distort the understanding of a full-fledged family – the union of men and women - in children and young people.

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  • Магадан | 18 March 2018, 13:44

    зовсім з глузду зіхав. тепер газ. про що ще поговоримо.

  • Учкудук | 18 March 2018, 12:01

    Відмовитись можна, але якою ціною? Втричі дорожче переплачувати європейцям за той же росгаз,який обійшовся по колу півЄвропи. Так краще б Яценюку "кулю в лоб",ніж молоді хлопці мали б

  • Магадан | 17 March 2018, 18:43

    та да , звичайна демагогія коли більше немає що сказати. ім украінські випускники не потрібні, зате іноземні дуже пригодяться))))

  • В. Ясеневий | 17 March 2018, 18:01

    "Ми можемо цих молодих людей, як сформованих фахівців запрошувати експертами,консультантами бізнесу,викладачами у виші, для роробки спільних технологій...". цікаво,а хто це

  • В. Ясеневий | 17 March 2018, 15:09

    Припускаю ,що по перше і найшвидше подіяв би заклик до примирення між ХРИСТИЯНАМИ(РИМО-КАТОЛИКАМИ)ПОЛЯКАМИ І - ХРИСТИЯНАМИ УГКЦ І ПРАВОСЛАВНИМИ УКРАЇНЦЯМИ. А тоді вже і політикам не було б куда

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