EWL actions on Beijing+20

  • Motivating EWL Webinar on “Mobilising for a Feminist Approach to Peace and Security”

    Motivating EWL Webinar on “Mobilising for a Feminist Approach to Peace and Security”

    [Brussels, 21 September 2015] As part of its Year of Action on Beijing+20, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held its second webinar on the issue of Women and Armed Conflict, to celebrate International Day of Peace.
    “Peace is not just the absence of war but the realization of justice & equality for all.”
    “It’s more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in a conflict.”
    It is also important to remember that it has been 15 years since the UNSCR1325 resolution on Women, Peace and Security and (...) Read more

  • Inspiring EWL webinar on ‘Women and the environment : what’s the link?’, 19 June 2015

    Inspiring EWL webinar on ‘Women and the environment : what's the link?', 19 June 2015

    [Brussels, 19 June 2015] As part of its Year of Action on Beijing+20, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held its first webinar on the issue of women and the environment, to celebrate World Environment Day in June. Five inspiring presenters were invited to bring different perspectives in the links between women and the environment, and feed into EWL’s reflection and recommendations. You can watch the webinar below, and read some of the tweets quoting our presenters.
    Why should women and (...) Read more

  • EWL puts the issue of surrogacy on the European agenda

    EWL puts the issue of surrogacy on the European agenda

    [Brussels, 8 May 2015] This week, the European Women’s Lobby organised a series of activities which brought the issue of surrogacy to the attention of decision-makers, NGOs and the general public. An increasing phenomenon, surrogacy is not addressed yet in Europe as a women’s rights and children’s rights issue, and sees its market organise and grow as a multimillion dollars industry globally. These two days of advocacy on surrogacy were part of EWL work on women’s health in the framework of EWL (...) Read more

  • Women’s organisations demand a concrete and ambitious European Union’s new Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2016-2020

    Women's organisations demand a concrete and ambitious European Union's new Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2016-2020

    [Brussels, 15 April 2015] Ahead of the EC Forum on the Future of Gender Equality, the European Women’s Lobby calls on the European Commission and the EU Member States to deliver a concrete and ambitious EU new Strategy for Equality between women and men. You can download the Briefing here.
    2015 is a turning time for women’s and girls’ human rights, in Europe and globally. The international community celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, a founding human rights (...) Read more

  • International Women’s Day: EWL members’ video message to UN member states for the new post-2015 agenda

    International Women's Day: EWL members' video message to UN member states for the new post-2015 agenda

    [Brussels, 8 March 2015] International Women’s Day 2015 is a key momentum to make a change for all women & girls! Watch EWL members ‪#‎Beijing20‬ VIDEO MESSAGE to all UN member states for the new post-2015 agenda!!!
    Today, International Women’s Day is an instrumental date for women and girls, but also for the whole human community and our planet. This year, UN governments have several key dates to make a change for all of us, to end inequalities, combat climate change and tackle poverty. A (...) Read more

  • International Women’s Day in Brussels - Screening of This is My Home Now // 2 March 2015 - 18h30

    International Women's Day in Brussels - Screening of This is My Home Now // 2 March 2015 - 18h30

    [Brussels, 23 February 2015] The European Women’s Lobby, the European Network of Migrant Women and La Voix des Femmes invite you to a screening of the documentary This is My Home Now by Saddie Choua.
    This event in the opening night of the Semaine des Femmes // Week van de Vrouw in Brussels. Find the full programme here.
    With introductory words by the Alderman/Echevin for Equal Opportunities of Brussels Mohamed Ouriaghli, President of the EWL Viviane Teitelbaum, filmmaker Saddie Choua and (...) Read more

  • Commit, Accelerate, Invest: Women’s organisations expect action, not words!

    Commit, Accelerate, Invest: Women's organisations expect action, not words!

    [Brussels, 18 February 2015] In March, in the context of the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), all UN member states will adopt a political declaration commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. While we should be celebrating the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, we know and see that women and girls still face inequality, violence, discrimination and insecurity, in all spheres of life and society.
    There is no more (...) Read more

  • Locking arms to smash the glass ceiling

    Locking arms to smash the glass ceiling

    [Brussels, 25 February] On 24 February, the European Women’s Lobby, the largest network of women’s rights associations in Europe, launched its most recent progress report on women on boards in Europe, Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?, at a vibrant and engaging launch event supported by the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union.
    The packed launch event attracted seven esteemed panellists from the business world, academia, the European Union and civil (...) Read more

  • LAUNCH EVENT! Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?

    LAUNCH EVENT! Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?

    The European Women’s Lobby has the pleasure of inviting you to the launch event of ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’, which will take place at 18:30 (arrival from 18:00) on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at Rond Point Schuman 14, 1000 Brussels. This event is supported by the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU and will be opened by Ambassador Marco Peronaci. As part of our Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in (...) Read more

  • 20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action - European Women’s Lobby officially opens year of activism

    20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action - European Women's Lobby officially opens year of activism

    [Brussels, 30 January 2015] On Wednesday 28 January, the European Women’s Lobby officially started its year of activities around 20 years of the Beijing Platform of Action at its offices in Brussels.
    Lots of attendees were moved by the inspiring testimonies of former head of the EU delegation Agnes Hubert, former Secretary General Barbara Hellferich, President of PES Women Zita Gurmai and former staff member Marie-Anne Leunis who were all in Beijing in 1995 at the World Conference for (...) Read more

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