HLI Poland Exposes CAHVIO’s Radical Agenda

The dismantling of the traditional Polish family is imminent if Polish legislators ratify a mislabeled international convention directed at combating domestic violence. According to Ewa Kowalewska, director of HLI Poland, strong anti-life measures in the document have been exposed, and the Polish people have let politicians know that there will be consequences if the convention is ratified.

At issue is the Council of Europe’s “Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” (CAHVIO) which Poland signed in 2012 but has yet to ratify. The Polish Parliament tabled discussions last fall when pro-life advocates exposed the gender identity and anti-life agendas of the convention — violations of Poland’s 1997 constitution.

While feminists campaigned about the violence against women in Poland using inflated and unconfirmed data, said Kowalewska, HLI Poland aggressively campaigned against the convention’s real aim: ideological cultural revolution.

The international community of elites which promotes radical gender ideology has many times used domestic violence concerns as a means to undermine the traditional roles of men and women in the family and in society. These campaigns are intended to uproot Poland’s strong cultural traditions that rightly value life, family, and marriage; the programs promoted by the elites always encourage anti-life behaviors: abortion on demand, sex education in kindergartens and schools, the normalization of “sex change” procedures, and same-sex marriage.

“The situation is very serious, but we have managed — through social and media campaigns — to delay a vote in the parliament three times,” Kowalewska said. “It is also sad, because a campaign against domestic violence has the potential to unite many people, yet we see a legitimate concern here used as cover to promote radical social change.”

“It’s a struggle that HLI Poland will continue to fight in 2015. One of Poland’s greatest sons, Pope Saint John Paul II, awoke the Polish people and reminded us to ‘be not afraid.’ This remains our spirit as we seek to reclaim a Culture of Life.”


  1. Eadm Phx on January 10, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Poland has three reasons to lead in this worldwide effort. First, their history shows they are unique in having been twice removed from the map of the world, by their enemies that wished to annihilate them. Fighting for life is in their history; this is why they have always been allies of the U.S.A. Second, the Polish people of every ethnicity were targeted by in the Nazi hate campaign which touted “purification” as its goal, but delivered only death for millions of people both on and off the battle field. Third, the Polish people have based their entire country history on the Roman Catholic Religion, which holds life as a sacred gift from God. This basis of faith has been the one uniting factor that has kept the Polish people existing in this world; they recognize it; they need to help others recognize it, too, by sharing their faith and history.

  2. Eadm Phx on January 10, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    On domestic violence, most countries are shamefully behind the standards noted in books. The respecting of life is primary in respecting the marriage and family institutions. If people have no respect for life and children when they are the most vulnerable, how will a sense of respect be found, later? On what basis could respect for a person come about, except as in comparison to assets and natural phenomenons. The obvious and natural disgust one feels to such a suggestion is immediate proof that God, who has Created life in us gives that respect of life for His creation. We know that is in the womb. We need to promote respect of life, not because each person is of value per se, but because God created each person in His image and we must respect God. I know that the HLI recognize this fact, but it should also recognize that appeasing non-believers, like in ratifying the CAHVIO, is not going to bring them to realize the truth about respecting life, but take us away from the truth. Since CAHVIO is improper, why cannot Poland either ratify the domestic violence portion and not the other or offer another law of their own which would cover the domestic violence prevention portion? If one has to bend, do not bend in the wrong direction, but in the way of truth, so that they branches do not get stuck in the mud of false concepts.

    • blfdjlj on January 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM

      “Human Life” International should rename itself as “Domestic Violence International”. It is sickening that a group claiming to defend “life” is resorting to fear-mongering about a basic treaty design to fight domestic violence.

      Some of the traditions the treaty aims to uproot are female genital mutilation and honor killings. I guess this is how a “traditional family” looks like – the husband beats his wife.

      • Eadm Phx on January 31, 2015 at 9:03 AM

        Friend, please note that HLI is an organization promoting the respect of all life. HLI is against violence against women and children. The ultimate respect of life is to promote it. CAHVIO does not promote the life of children, but promotes the idea that they are an unwanted commodity. HLI sees these opposing notions of CAHVIO unsupportable.

        HLI believes the truth of the Christian faith and the scientific proof that contraception other than abstinence is contra to/against female health.HLI promotes traditional family life within the Christian sphere and general natural construct of husband with wife and child. The HLI advocates respect, not one over another.

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