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  • Joint declaration of women’s & LGBTI organisations for peace

    [Ankara, 1 September 2015] The European Women’s Lobby endorses the following statement by local women’s and LGBTI organisations in Turkey, made on 1 September 2015.
    We Call Upon Everyone to Join Us "We, the women of this country, desire peace. How many more generations must suffer the atrocities of war and conflict? What are we to do with all of this pain and suffering, for which there is no recompense? Virtually moments before the elections the government announced that it had “frozen” (...) Read more

  • EWL Beijing+20 in September - A culture of peace and respect for women’s human rights

    [Brussels, 1 September 2015] Did you know that 40% of all child soldiers are girls? They are often used as ’wives’ (i.e. sex slaves) of the male combatants (War Child, 2014). Did you know that in contemporary conflicts, as much as 90 percent of casualties are among civilians, most of whom are women and children? that of the 14 peace negotiations held under UN auspices in 2011, only four women participated in negotiation teams?
    In August, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) focuses on Women and (...) Read more

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