EWL actions

  • Video of the One Billion Rising 2014 - EWL Action in the European Parliament

    Video of the One Billion Rising 2014 - EWL Action in the European Parliament

    Nissa Channel, first Euro-Mediterranean women’s TV channel ’Nissa TV’, published a video "The European Women’s Lobby took its colourful campaign to end violence against women in Europe to the heart of Europe with an interactive event at the European Parliament".
    Watch the MEPs rising for justice to end violence against women! At this occasion, more than 30 MEPs committed in supporting 2016 to be the European Year to End Violence Against (...) Read more

  • Watch the video of ONE BILLION RISING Brussels 2014

    [Brussels, 21 March 2013] The European Women’s Lobby presents One Billion Rising for Justice Brussels 2014, the video. With this video, the EWL thanks you all again for taking part in this amazing global campaign of ONE BILLION RISING (OBR), initiated by V-Day.
    One Billion Rising 2014 was a great success this year in Brussels! Despite the rain, the cold and the transport strike, a committed crowd of people rose, danced and spoke out to end violence against women and to demand justice for (...) Read more

  • Share and sign the European Women’s Lobby petition: 2016 as European Year to End Violence against Women!

    Share and sign the European Women's Lobby petition: 2016 as European Year to End Violence against Women!

    [Brussels, 21 March 2014] Together with the European Women’s Lobby, sign and share our petition calling on the current and future Presidents of the European Commission to establish 2016 as European Year to End Violence against Women and girls.
    We have 8 months until the new Commission’s President gets appointed to get a critical mass of signatures. We need you to make our voice heard!
    We also have a great opportunity now as the European Parliament adopted two weeks ago a resolution with (...) Read more

  • OBR 2014 in the European Parliament: on February 12, decision makers are rising for justice!

    OBR 2014 in the European Parliament: on February 12, decision makers are rising for justice!

    [Brussels, 12 February 2014] In the framework of the One Billion Rising (OBR) Global Campaign 2014, initiated by V-Day, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is organizing a unique event at the European Parliament, co-hosted by MEP Isabelle Durant, to raise awareness on violence against women.
    In 2013, OBR was a huge success: one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women, including highly committed MEPs and Commissioners who took part in a (...) Read more

  • EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou actively supports One Billion Rising.

    On the 12th February 2014,EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou expressed her support to One Billion Rising Campaign by participating to the event in the European Parliament co-organized by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and MEP Isabelle Durant.
    In this occasion, Myria Vassiliadou signed the EWL’s banner calling for justice to end violence against women and girls. She personally signed our petition demanding 2016 to be the European Year to End Violence Against Women.
    She also (...) Read more

  • The European Parliament rises for justice and for 2016 to be the EU Year to End Violence against women

    The European Parliament rises for justice and for 2016 to be the EU Year to End Violence against women

    [Brussels, 11 February 2014] In the framework of the ONE BILLION RISING (OBR) for Justice Global Campaign 2014, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has organized a unique event in the European Parliament, co-hosted by MEP Isabelle Durant, to raise awareness on violence against women and to ask for 2016 to be the European Year to End Violence against women.
    Members of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, EESC, UN Women and the EU Anti trafficking Coordinator have rised demanding (...) Read more

  • #EndVAWinEurope: MEPs call on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on violence against women

    #EndVAWinEurope: MEPs call on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on violence against women

    [Brussels, 20 November 2012] Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered in Strasbourg to express their support to the EP written declaration calling on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on violence against women.
    Initiated by five MEPs from the five main political groups in the EP, the written declaration was launched on Tuesday 20 November, in the presence of guests from (...) Read more

  • Social Platform issues position paper on EU action to combat all forms of bias violence

    Social Platform issues position paper on EU action to combat all forms of bias violence

    [Brussels, 11 November 2012] The Social Platform, an alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector, of which the European Women’s Lobby is a member, has issued a position paper calling on the EU to take all measures to eliminate all forms of bias violence, including violence against women and girls.
    The EWL welcomes this position paper, which acknowledges the structural nature of violence against women and girls: (...) Read more

  • Sign to call on Mr Barroso to establish an EU Year to End Violence against Women!

    Sign to call on Mr Barroso to establish an EU Year to End Violence against Women!

    [Brussels, 10 October 2012] The EWL unveiled on Monday 08 October its new petition postcard asking Mr Barroso to establish an EU Year to End Violence against Women, bringing policy focus and European-wide attention to the issue. You can download a postcard to sign and send to Barroso or sign the website petition here!
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  • The EWL gathers key players to discuss violence against women at EU and international level

    The EWL gathers key players to discuss violence against women at EU and international level

    [Brussels, 12 October 2012] The EWL organised on Monday 08 October a strategic seminar gathering key high-level decision-makers and representatives of women’s organisations to discuss the issue of violence against women at the European and international level. Entitled ‘From the local to the global level: Moving forward to end violence against women’, and supported by MEP Raül Romeva and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the seminar was a unique time for representatives of EU institutions, the (...) Read more

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