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  • Women’s economic liberation and the economic man - oral statement of the Swedish Women’s Lobby at #CSW61

    Women's economic liberation and the economic man - oral statement of the Swedish Women's Lobby at #CSW61

    [New York, 17 March 2017] During the first week of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women #csw61, the Swedish Women’s Lobby was given the opportunity to speak during an intergovernmental session. While the space for women’s organisations to influence the member states is shrinking, we are delighted that our Swedish members could address the national delegates and share the concerns and demands of women’s organisations in Europe.
    Oral statement for general discussion from (...) Read more

  • Rise up against violence! Sign the petition!

    Rise up against violence! Sign the petition!

    [Brussels, 8 March 2017] Make Europe a safe place for all women and girls! We are calling on you to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. Women and girls across Europe want to live a life free from violence and fear. Act now to make sure that the European Union takes concrete action to protect all women and girls from violence and actively fights this pervasive human rights violation.
    Take 1 action today, sign this petition (...) Read more

  • EWL at CSW61

    EWL at CSW61

    [Brussels, 6 March 2017] Like every year, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) will take part to the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (13-24 March). EWL membership is very active during CSW61, organising side events and influencing the negotiations on the Conclusions which should be adopted by the UN member states at the end of the session.
    Check @EuropeanWomen on Twitter to follow what’s happening at the moment at #CSW61
    This year’s priority theme is "Women’s economic (...) Read more

  • One Billion Rising 2017

    One Billion Rising 2017

    [Brussels 11 March 2017] This year, the European Women’s Lobby rose again in solidarity with women’s organisations and activists committed to end all forms of violence against women and exploitation of women and girls, by joining the global One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign organised by V-Day on February 14.
    OBR comes as a very timely advocacy action at EU level: the EU member states re-discussing the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on violence against women (VAW); the European (...) Read more

  • Empowering days in the European Parliament - Youth for Abolition blog post by Abbie Osmond

    Empowering days in the European Parliament - Youth for Abolition blog post by Abbie Osmond

    [London, 13 March 2017, blog post by Abbie Osmond, NAWO Youth]. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more empowered than when I went to the Feminist Forum in Brussels on the 7th and 8th of March. The two days were full of events, debates, press conferences, cocktail receptions and flash mobs all for the cause to abolish prostitution in our lifetime. It was fantastic to hear that Ireland have recently adopted a law that has a similar approach to the Nordic model and it’s also exciting to hear that (...) Read more

  • Violence against women and girls: will Europe rise up in 2017?

    Violence against women and girls: will Europe rise up in 2017?

    [Brussels, 7 March 2017] This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March comes as a new opportunity for the European Union to take action against violence against women: The European Commission has declared 2017 the European Year of focused action to combat violence against women and girls.
    A unique Coalition of more than 25 European-wide networks and NGOs dedicated to social justice and equality, the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls calls on the EU (...) Read more

  • EWL takes part to GUE Feminist Forum, 6-9 March 2017

    EWL takes part to GUE Feminist Forum, 6-9 March 2017

    [Brussels, 28 February 2017] As part of the celebration of Internatinal Women’s Day, the European Women’s Lobby has been invited to join several activities organised by the European political group GUE/NGL, in the framework of their Feminist Forum, from 6 to 9 March, in the European Parliament.
    Entitled "Struggling for women’s rights to build the future", the Forum will bring together activists, women’s organisations, decision-makers experts, and propose analysis and alternatives to promote (...) Read more

  • The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    [Brussels 28 February 2016] Ahead of the College of EU Commissioners meeting this Tuesday evening to discuss the Future of Europe and the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty, European Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions WWF, ETUC, CONCORD, European Movement International, European Women’s Lobby and European Youth Forum drafted a joint statement. The statement was sent to European Commission President Juncker and Vice-Presidents Timmermans, Ansip, Šefčovič, Dombrovskis, Katainen and (...) Read more

  • 96.5 % of European CEOs Today are Male. Where are the Executive Women?

    96.5 % of European CEOs Today are Male. Where are the Executive Women?

    [Brussels 15 February 2017] On February 7, Angelika Mlinar MEP hosted the event Where are the Executive Women co-organised by EWL and PWC. The event brought together a panel consisting of Aurelia Takacs, Global Delivery Partner Manager, Cisco Systems; Grace Stevens, Global Head of Tax, Legal and General; Jason-Louise Graham, Advisor, EU Panel Watch & Policy Officer, ACP YPN and Karine Becker, Managing Partner, Hire & Higher, moderated by Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby calls for a solid gender equality Pillar of Social Rights

    European Women's Lobby calls for a solid gender equality Pillar of Social Rights

    [Brussels, 7 February 2017] The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the the Commission’s initiative for a European Pillar of Social Rights, which is very timely and offers an opportunity to put a people centered approach back into the heart of the European Union. Six years of austerity policies have taken their toll particularly on women’s rights and gender equality. A European Pillar of Social Rights is therefore an opportunity to restore trust in the EU.
    Responding to the European Commission’s (...) Read more

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