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  • Belgique: Statut du fœtus, reconnaissance anténatale : les attaques au droit à l’IVG doivent cesser en Belgique!

     Belgique: Statut du fœtus, reconnaissance anténatale : les attaques au droit à l'IVG doivent cesser en Belgique!

    [Bruxelles, 13 Février 2017. Communiqué de presse du Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique ]
    Ce 9 février, le Parlement fédéral a voté une proposition de loi visant à permettre la reconnaissance de la filiation paternelle hors mariage dès le début de la grossesse.
    Le Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique met en garde les élu-e-s, les femmes et les citoyen-ne-s en général, contre les dangers que fait courir cette modification législative qui rappelle les tentatives en cours de donner un (...) Read more

  • Collective Complaint Equal Pay for Equal work

    Collective Complaint Equal Pay for Equal work

    [Amsterdam, 26 January 2016] EWL member organisation University Women of Europe has filed collective complaints for application of the Social Charter in the 47 countries members of the Council of Europe stating women are not treated equal as they earn structurally less than men for equal work. As an international INGO, UWE is allowed to submit a collective complaint of violation of the European Social Charter.
    Collective Complaint Equal Pay for Equal work: Women work more hours and earn (...) Read more

  • First crisis center to support survivors of sexual violence in Lisbon

    First crisis center to support survivors of sexual violence in Lisbon

    [Lisbon, 16 January 2017] At the end of last year, Portugal marked a symbolic and historical day in the fight against sexual violence. On December 19, 2016 the Association of Women against Violence (AMCV), signed a protocol with the Deputy Minister, Eduardo Cabrita, and the Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem, which aims to create the first Crisis Center to support women and girls who survived sexual violence in the city of Lisbon.
    This will be the first specialised service of its (...) Read more

  • Brexit & Women’s Rights

    Brexit & Women's Rights

    [Brussels, 16 December 2016] After BREXIT, we at the European Women’s Lobby were devastated. This is not the Europe we want, and we think it is not the kind of Europe most people in Britain want either.
    In August, we met with our British members to discuss the way forward, how to unite in fighting for the Europe we do want: based on well-being, equality, social justice.A society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognized, rewarded and celebrated - in leadership, in (...) Read more

  • 16 December 2016: an opportunity to change Herstory and end violence against women in the UK

    16 December 2016: an opportunity to change Herstory and end violence against women in the UK

    [London, 20 November 2016] On 16 December, the UK has an unique opportunity to make sure the Government fulfils its promise to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and girls, the Istanbul Convention. It is an opportunity to change Herstory for all women and girls in the UK - and to change the individual stories of women and girls across the UK who face violence every day. The member organisations of the UK Joint Committee on Women, (...) Read more

  • The AKP’s bill on marrying off the children with their rapists and sexual harassers should immediately be withdrawn!

    The AKP's bill on marrying off the children with their rapists and sexual harassers should immediately be withdrawn!

    UPDATE on 22 November we heard the bill has been withdrawn. Women in Turkey took the streets to protest and strongly condemn harassment, rape and abuse. However we have to stay very vigilant for women’s and children’s rights. In solidarity with women in Turkey and the Kadın Koalisyonu / Women’s Coalition - Turkey.
    [Istanbul, 19 November 2016, NGOs Press release shared by the EWL National Coordination in Turkey]
    We will accept no bills that would legitimize rap of women and children
    The AKP’s (...) Read more

  • Women’s Coalition – Turkey: WE ARE HERE!

    Women's Coalition – Turkey: WE ARE HERE!

    [Message from our members, EWL national coordination in Turkey] The situation in Turkey is getting worse. Recently 11 MP’s/leaders of the Kurdish Party (HDP) were arrested, the Democratic Party of the Peoples (HDP) announced the suspension of parliamentary activities on behalf of their party. The state of emergency continues and every day there is another statutory decree which bypasses the constitution. The societal polarisation is huge.
    The Women’s Coalition in Turkey (an independent (...) Read more

  • Maltese women’s organisations make free access to morning after pill happen

    Maltese women's organisations make free access to morning after pill happen

    [UPDATE, 18 October 2016] EWL members of the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO)] let us know that the emergency pill is now available in Malta without the prescription of the doctor. Credit goes to a number of women in Malta who pressured for it and especially our Dr Lara Dimitrijevic who spearheaded the judicial protest and eventual discussion. You can watch the protest of yesterday here.
    [Valetta, 12 October 2016, Press Release by The Malta Confederation of Women’s (...) Read more

  • Launch report: Nordic regulations to counteract sexist advertising

    Launch report: Nordic regulations to counteract sexist advertising

    [Stockholm, 12 October 2016, News from our Swedish members] Sexist advertising has been on the political agenda in the Nordic countries since the 1970s. During this period, each Nordic country except Sweden introduced regulations in this area. Since then, there has been an exponential increase in the frequency of advertisements alongside digital development and the increased selection of media. The stereotypical portrayal of women and men in advertising is a problem for both the (...) Read more

  • Time to tackle the system of prostitution if Portugal wants to achieve gender equality!

    Time to tackle the system of prostitution if Portugal wants to achieve gender equality!

    [Lisbon, 10 October 2016] On Wednesday 12 October 2016, the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights organises a workshop to discuss the issue of prostitution in Portugal and Europe. One day after the International Day of the Girl, the event will be instrumental to shed the light on a phenomenon still invisible, normalised in our societies and facing a lot of young women and girls.
    Women’s organisations and European speakers will share their views and analysis, and feed into the discussion at (...) Read more

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