Pohjoismaiset kansanedustajat osoittivat tukensa Hondurasin presidentille

Xiomara Castro vannoi virkavalansa Hondurasin ensimmäisenä naispresidenttinä. Castro on sanonut vastustavansa korruptiota ja vapauttavansa yhden maailman tiukimmista aborttilaeista sekä jälkiehkäisyn kieltämisen sitä tarvitsevilta. Honduras on Latinalaisen Amerikan ainoa maa, jossa sekä abortti että jälkiehkäisy ovat ehdottomasti kiellettyjä – myös raiskauksen ja insestin yhteydessä.

57 kansanedustajaa Suomesta, Ruotsista, Norjasta ja Tanskasta allekirjoittivat kirjeen, jossa rohkaistaan Castroa pitämään kiinni turvallisesta abortista ja kaikista seksuaalioikeuksista. Suomesta allekirjoittajia on 22 kansanedustajaa eri puolueista.

Seuraava kirje lähetettiin presidentti Xiomara Castrolle:

Honourable Madam President,

We, the undersigned 57 members of the Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish Parliaments’ Networks on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), would like to congratulate you on your victory in last year’s presidential election. With great excitement we welcome your promises to alleviate poverty and work for a liberalisation of Honduras’ strict abortion laws. We stand behind you in your efforts to make changes that will reduce or end the suffering of women and girls in Honduras. As parliamentary networks, we work across political boundaries for SRHR for all. We closely follow international processes in this area, including abortion rights as we believe SRHR are a precondition for gender equality, the fulfilment of a range of other rights, and an inevitable part of the global fight against poverty.

We are aware that the previous Government of Honduras banned emergency contraception, enshrined abortion curbs in the constitution, and decreased criminal penalties for genderbased violence. Making Honduras the only country in Latin America with absolute bans on both abortion and emergency contraceptives. Your struggle to undo these regressive policies of previous governments might be hard but we – and many with us – stand behind you in your efforts to make a historical shift for SRHR and women’s rights in your country.

Dear Madam President; Your willingness and ability to stand up for the rights of women and girls in Honduras, including access to safe abortion, is commendable. In the case that you would require any support in this process, please do not hesitate to contact us – we stand with you in the steadfast resolve to fight for gender equality and human rights for all.

Yours sincerely,

The Swedish Parliamentarians
Diana Laitinen Carlsson, the Social Democrats, Chair of the Swedish APPG on SRHR
Helena Storckenfeldt, the Moderate party, Vice Chair
Annika Qarlsson, the Center Party
Yasmin Posio, the Left Party Gudrun Brunegård, the Christian Democrats
Juno Blom, the Liberals
Camilla Hansén, the Green Party

The Danish Parliamentarians
Karen Ellermann, The Liberal Party, Chair of the Danish APPG on SRHR
Bertel Haarder, The Liberal Party
Birgitte Bergman, The Conservative Party
Hans Chr. Schmidt, The Liberal Party
Søren Søndergaard, Red-Green Alliance
Troels Ravn, The Social Democratic Party
Uffe Elbæk, Independent Greens

The Finnish parliamentarians
Hyrkkö Saara, The Greens, The Chair of the Finnish APPG on SRHR
Siren Saara-Sofia, The National Coalition Party, Vice-Chair
Modig Silvia, The Left group in the European Parliament, Vice-Chair
Adlercreutz Anders, Swedish People’s Party of Finland
Biaudet Eva, Swedish People’s Party of Finland
Eloranta Eeva-Johanna, The Finnish Social Democratic Party
Forsgrén Bella, The Greens
Hassi Satu, The Greens
Honkasalo Veronika, The Left Alliance
Hopsu Inka, The Greens
Järvinen Heli, The Greens
Kumpula-Natri Miapetra, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Kosonen Hanna, The Centre Party of Finland
Kyllönen Merja, The Left Alliance Pekonen
Aino-Kaisa, The Left Alliance
Pietikäinen Sirpa, Group of the European People’s Party
Salonen Kristiina The Finnish Social Democratic Party
Soinikoski Mirka, The Greens
Suomela Iiris, The Greens
Virta Sofia, The Greens

The Norwegian Parliamentarians

Maren Grøthe, Centre Party, Chair, the Norwegian APPG on SRHR
Sandra Bruflot, Conservative Party, Vice Chair, the Norwegian APPG on SRHR
Heidi Lunde Nordby, Conservative Party
Kristoffer Robin Haug, Green Party
Guri Melby, President, Liberal Party
Ingrid W. Thorsvik, Liberal Party
Sveinung Rotevatn, Liberal Party
Alfred Bjørlo, Liberal Party
Grunde Almeland, Liberal Party
Elise Bjørnebakk-Waagen, Labour Party
Kamzy Gunaratnam, Labour Party
Tuva Moflag, Labour Party
Lubna E. Jaffery, Labour Party
Åsmund Aukrust, Labour Party
Marian Hussein, Socialist Party
Kari E. Kaski, Socialist Party
Lars Haltbrekken, Socialist Party
Kathy Lie, Socialist Party
Hilde M. G. Danielsen, Socialist Party
Andreas Sjalg Unneland, Socialist Party
Ingrid Fiskaa, Socialist Party
Seher Ayden, The Red Party

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