Kiev, June 10, 2019
Thousands of Ukrainians took to the capital streets on Saturday to march in defense of the rights of children families.
The procession, organized by the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, was held for the fourth year in a row. It ended on Constitution Square near the Verkhovna Rada parliament building, reports UKRINFORM.
The procession was accompanied by cars with loudspeakers broadcasting pro-family speeches, family songs, and slogans of the march. This year’s campaign was held under the slogan, “Family is the heart of Ukraine!”
A festive event was held on the square, during which families and pro-family activists were awarded with incentive prizes in various categories.
The procession was held with the support of public and charitable organizations with the purpose of drawing the attention of society and the authorities to the moral and spiritual foundations of the family and marriage as a union of one man and one woman, which is necessary for the harmonious upbringing and healthy development of children.
Last year’s march was attended by about 10,000 people, under the slogan, “Happy Family—Healthy Ukraine!”
The Ukrainian parliament adopted Bill No. 5924, “On Preventing and Counteracting Domestic Violence,” in December 2017. The law introduces additional steps to create measures and protective mechanisms to combat all forms of gender-based violence, including domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, forced sterilizations, and forced abortions.
According to the sociological research of the Razumkov Center, 98.6% of Ukrainians put the family in first place for priorities in life, and the family is of the greatest value among all social and personal benefits.
Thousands of Orthodox faithful also filled the streets of the capital in Moldova on May 18 to march in support of traditional families and traditional family values.
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