In January, the Society and Values Association sent the authorities an Open Statement, which over the span of a week had been supported by more than 8000 citizen online and on behalf of 35 civic organizations, requesting the withdrawal of the National Child Strategy 2019-2030. The support of the online Statement garnered nearly 22,000 signatures over the next few months.
In spring we translated and sent to the governing authorities the results of a large-scale international study on the results of comprehensive sex education in schools, which has proven to be an ineffective strategy for adolescent’s health and leading to many negative consequences. We urged them in a letter to not allow its introduction inside and outside the schools.
In the fall we sent a Statement regarding a draft about an “Instruction for access of the State Agency for National Security to the database of Ministry of Science and Education”. In it, we highlighted the problematic texts and requested that it be thoroughly revised in order to comply with the principles of personal data protection and to guarantee, as far as possible, the rights of children and parents.
We have sent a letter to the authorities urging them to take immediate action to repeal the Social Services Law and the changes resulting from it, in order to revise the adopted legislation in a way that ensures and guarantees the constitutional right of parents, with regard to the care and upbringing of their children. They postponed the entry into force of the law by 6 months in December.
We assisted in the third edition of the School for Successful Marriage in Sofia, which involved over 150 participants. During the Marriage Week, due to the invitation of one of the capital's universities, we have shared with students the benefits of marriage and the importance of developing our communication skills.
Since the beginning of the initiative, there has been a 37% increase in marriages and a slight decrease in the number of divorces. With its widespread public support and media publicity, we believe that Marriage Week contributes to this.
We want to see children grow up in healthy families, to have and to know the love of their father and mother.
Marriage between a man and a woman should be maintained so that their rights can be protected. Human life and dignity should be respected from the beginning to the natural end.
We want to continue to uphold the freedom of speech, thought and faith. The freedom of parents to educate their children according to their values and beliefs and to have a leading decision on their education.
We want women to be protected not only at home. Let us not allow for them to compete with transgender men in sports, nor let their bodies be used as objects of trade.
We want children to experience their childhood as children. To not be sexualized and institutionalized from an early age, or confused about their gender identity.
We want to help the young people's dream come true - for their marriage to withstand until the end. To see more young families return and prosper in our homeland...
How you can participate?
Your involvement is key to meeting the challenges ahead. To be able to protect children and families in view of the delayed entry into force of the Social Services Law and not allow the introduction of compulsory pre-school education from the age of 4. To continue contributing to more healthy and happy families with more children in our country!
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Society and Values Association Team