200 Women’s Rights Organisations, 2000 signatories from 50 countries are calling for a ban on trade with surrogacy motherhood

Nov 25, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women’s movement call for a global ban on trade with women as surrogate mothers.   The background of the Call is an upcoming International Convention by the Hague Conference on Private Law (HCCH) to regulate international surrogacy arrangements. Conventions of the […]

Call to stop the draft international regulation of surrogacy launched by the Hague Conference on Private International Law

The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is working to define surrogacy in an international instrument. This is a real blank cheque to the globalized surrogacy trade in the mostly poor countries of the world, and we must urgently oppose it. The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is an intergovernmental organisation with […]

LATIN AMERICAN MANIFESTO AGAINST REPRODUCTIVE EXPLOITATION

Nearly 100 feminist organisations from all over Latin America (South, Central and Caribbean) associated with ICASM/CIAMS  are launching the FIRST LATIN AMERICAN MANIFESTO AGAINST REPRODUCTIVE EXPLOITATION (surrogacy) in response to attempts to open up surrogacy in Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico.   The undersigned individuals, collectives and feminist and abolitionist organisations are organising to oppose […]

UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE HAGUE CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW (surrogacy)

The Hague Conference on Private International Law: definition The Hague Conference has 85 State Members, including the European Union Its aim “The Hague Conference aims to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law”. It does so by means of international conventions and optional protocols. Definition: “The convention: agreement between States, […]

Draft International Convention for the abolition of surrogacy

PART 1 : INTRODUCTION PART 1: INTRODUCTION In the 21st century, while the situation of women around the world is improving in some respects, it is also experiencing many obstacles and even setbacks. Despite United Nations declarations and the commitment of some States to gender equality, inequalities remain persistent. Political and legislative measures have not succeeded […]

200 Women’s rights organisations call for a ban on surrogacy in Ukraine

Press release 2020-06-03   Women’s rights organisations call for a ban on surrogacy in Ukraine   Recently international media have published shocking pictures from the Ukrainian surrogacy industry. Newborn babies in large numbers that cannot be picked up by foreign customers due to the countries’ closed borders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has shed […]

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