WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association is an advocate for women's
empowerment, voluntary family planning, sustainable development, and
WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association supports:
WHEREAS the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and
Development, held in Cairo, Egypt, addressed global population issues by
bringing together concerns for family planning, human rights, and environmental
protection, and agreed that gender equity is a key to achieving sustainable
development and population stabilization and that, therefore, socio-economic and
educational development programs for women ought to be at the center of planning
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association condemns
anti-choice violence and calls upon the nations of the world to provide
education to men, women and youth regard-ing reproductive and sexual health, to
provide reproductive health services to all who seek them, and to afford
protection to those who provide such services;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association endorses
the Cairo Conference's final program of action to support women's economic and
educational empowerment and reproductive health care, and implementation of this
program entailing commitment by the world's governments of $17 billion annually
by the year 2000; and
BE IT Finally RESOLVED that congregations and individual Unitarian
Universalists be encouraged to establish and support specific projects in their
communities to help implement these goals.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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