TO: THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
COPY TO: COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
DEAR MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Association Society and Values started its activity in 2007 in order to oppose the attempts of the government to legalize prostitution in Bulgaria. Such a law would have disastrous consequences for women, children and families, with a sharp increase in sexual exploitation and trafficking in women and children. Since then, we have actively opposed such policies against human dignity and freedom, marriage and the family.
In connection with the actions you have taken to protect women from violence, gender-based violence and domestic violence, it is very important to take into account the consequences for women of redefining gender and gender identity, other than biological with conventions such as the Istanbul Convention.
Such actions have led to an increase in violence against women and girls in sports competitions for women, sheltered housing and premises for women, kindergartens, schools and others in a number of countries. Of great concern is the permission to transfer 255 men identified as transsexual and non-binary to women's prisons in California.