[Brussels, 29 November 2015] Yesterday, on 28 November, two days before the start of the Climate Summit COP21, women’s organisations and feminists met in Paris to discuss the links between climate justice and women’s human rights. Organised by the French Group Gender and Climate Justice, the day was a great opportunity to give visibility to women’s contribution to climate justice, learn from innovative actions in different parts of the world, make contacts and build strategies. The European (...) Read more
Latest news from the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels
[Brussels, 25 November] On this year’s International Day to End Violence Against Women the European Women’s Lobby calls once more on the European Commission and the European Union Member States to deliver a concrete and ambitious EU new Strategy for Equality between women and men. With a social media action under the hashtag #ourfuture, the EWL wants to highlight that the current strategy ends in December 2015 and that no plans for 2016 have been officially announced.
We want an EU Strategy (...) Read more
[Brussels, 24 November 2015] Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world faces, and affects us all. However, men and women affect and are affected by environmental and climate change in different ways; they also contribute to climate justice through diverse strategies. In all countries, women and women’s organisations play an important role, which has been recognised by the work programme on gender initiated at COP 20 in 2014 in Lima. Women are half of the world’s (...) Read more
Brussels, 23 November 2015] You are warmly invited to Sainte Nicolette 2015, the 5th anniversary of the European Women’s Lobby’s annual festive party! This friendly gathering will be an opportunity to toast to the end of another year of feminist action and activism all over Europe – and to bring in 2016! 2015 was a vibrant year for the EWL and the feminist movement worldwide, with the the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the 25th anniversary of the EWL.
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[Brussels, 9 November 2015] On the 21st of October EWL co-organised with PriceWaterhouseCoopers a lunch-time even titled Changing the Game: Gender Equality in Business.
The event was a great opportunity for the audience and the speakers to reflect on the overrrepresentation of men in all spheres of decision-making, also in business.
Read the full report and see the event’s pictures on our FLICKR (...) Read more
[Brussels, 2 November, 2015] From 2 November to 31 December women work for free! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), marks the European Equal Pay Day - 2 November - by calling for more stringent measures to guarantee equal pay for women now. “60 years have lapsed since equal pay was guaranteed in the founding treaties of the European Union. Three generations of women since then continue to earn less than men. This is not good enough as women continue to be taken for granted” says Joanna (...) Read more
[Brussels, 1 November 2015] Did you know that 7 women die every day from domestic violence? An estimated one in five women has been a victim of domestic violence. Did you know that between 40 and 50% of women report some form of sexual harassment in the workplace? Did you know that 5% of women aged 15 or over have been raped and only 4 to 10% of women raped in Europe try to find justice? Also women with disabilities are 4 times more likely to experience sexual violence.
In November, the (...) Read more
[Brussels, 30 October] In October the European Women’s Lobby focused on Women and the Economy, as part of its Beijing+20 campaign and published an article with interesting facts and figures at the beginning of the month.
All throughout October we raised awareness about women in poverty and called for action on Poverty Eradication Day on October 17. Read more
[Brussels, 18 October 2015] To commemorate the EU Anti-Trafficking Day and bring a women’s rights perspective into the EU discussions and policies, the EWL produced three infographics based on its work and demands.
Sex trafficking is gendered and linked to prostitution:
98% of victims of sex trafficking are women and girls
Sex trafficking increases in countries where prostitution is legal
"Prostitution is the place where sex trafficking happens, it is the reason why sex trafficking (...) Read more
[Brussels, 24 October 2015] Ahead of the 2016 meeting of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) joins other European and national women’s organisations in a joint statement on women and girls refugees and asylum seekers.
Together with the Swedish Women’s Lobby (which initiated the statement), the Slovak Women´s Lobby, the Cyprus Women’s Lobby, the Women’s NGOs Cooperation Network of Latvia, the International Alliance of Women, and the (...) Read more