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  • Register NOW for our #womensvoices final event - 2 June 2016 Brussels

    Register NOW for our #womensvoices final event - 2 June 2016 Brussels

    [Brussels, 20 May 2016] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) & the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) invite you to the final event of their project #womensvoices - From Conflict to Peace? Women and Girls’ Voices on the Move - to unveil their recommendations to prevent and combat violence against refugee women and girls currently on the move.
    Date - 2 June 2016 // 4pm - 6 pm - followed by a reception Venue - Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU // Square de Meeus 30, Brussels
    Both (...) Read more

  • Young feminists! Apply NOW for the AGORA 2016 summer school in Brussels! Deadline 31 May!

    Young feminists! Apply NOW for the AGORA 2016 summer school in Brussels! Deadline 31 May!

    [Brussels 9 May 2016] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is looking for candidates to participate in its second European Feminist Summer School taking place in Brussels from 7 to 11 September 2016. Are you interested? Or do you know anyone who is interested?
    Are you a feminist woman (self-defined) aged between 18 and 30 years old?
    Do you have experience in activism related to gender equality/ women’s rights?
    Are you interested in strengthening your knowledge and skills to build bigger (...) Read more

  • Hiring! Expert in women-led social entreprise in Luxembourg! Deadline 3 June 2016

    Hiring! Expert in women-led social entreprise in Luxembourg! Deadline 3 June 2016

    Background
    WEstart: Mapping Women’s Social Entrepreneurship in Europe is a ground-breaking research and advocacy project based out of the European Women’s Lobby Secretariat in Brussels. From 2014 to 2015, WEstart mapped women’s social entrepreneurship in 10 EU countries, using a team of 10 feminist consultants/social enterprise experts, who conducted desk-research to produce a short literature review on the overall context and state of social enterprise in their country, put together a (...) Read more

  • Climate is not gender neutral! Inspiring book launch celebrating collaboration between feminists and environmentalists

    Climate is not gender neutral! Inspiring book launch celebrating collaboration between feminists and environmentalists

    [Brussels, 24 May 2016] Yesterday, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) partnered for the launch of the book “Why women will save the planet”.
    The book was published in November last year as part of a Friends of the Earth project called ‘Big Ideas Change the World’. This project is exploring some of the key issues that can help to transform our society and make faster progress towards the goals of environmental sustainability and well-being for everyone. Is (...) Read more

  • Joint NGO statement: Whose values? Upholding the rule of law and universal human rights for all and at any time

    Joint NGO statement: Whose values? Upholding the rule of law and universal human rights for all and at any time

    [19 May 2016, Brussels] ENAR, the European Women’s Lobby, ILGA-Europe and CEJI-A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe publish this statement ahead of a meeting of the General Affairs Council of the European Union on 24 May to discuss integration of migrants in a rule of law dialogue.
    Over the past year, we have seen with growing alarm attempts to play out one group at risk of discrimination against another, using emotions to cultivate and justify a xenophobic political agenda. Women’s (...) Read more

  • Time to listen to us!

    Time to listen to us!

    [Brussels, 25 April 2016] On Monday 18 April 2016, a special event took place in Brussels at the historical feminist building “Amazone” in the district of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. Activists from two women’s organisations came together to exchange over the challenges and backlashes that EU’s Enlargement to the East, in Central European, Baltic and Western Balkan States have generated as regards women’s rights.
    The EWL task force for Central European, Baltic and Balkan States, together with Kvinna (...) Read more

  • Inspiring and fruitful #womensvoices Forum on violence against refugee women and girls

    Inspiring and fruitful #womensvoices Forum on violence against refugee women and girls

    [Brussels, 21 April 2016] On Wednesday 19 April, women’s organisations, NGOs, decision-makers and foundations gathered in Brussels at the #womensvoices Forum, to discuss the issue of violence against refugee women and girls. Hosted by the European Foundation Centre, and through both plenary exchange and interactive group discussions, the event delivered concrete and creative outcomes in terms of feminist demands for women and girls refugees and asylum seekers.
    From January to June 2016, the (...) Read more

  • Join the event "Why women will save the planet", Brussels, 23 May

    Join the event "Why women will save the planet", Brussels, 23 May

    [Brussels, 27 April 2016] Friends of the Earth and the European Women’s Lobby are happy to invite you to the book launch & panel debate of ’Why Women Will Save the Planet’ (by Friends of the Earth). We are delighted to partner with Friends of the Earth for the event, which provides an inspiring follow-up to our work on women and the environment. Last June, we hold a webinar on the issue, as part of our Beijing+20 Year of Action, and last November we issued our recommendations to COP21. (...) Read more

  • Historical day for women’s rights: France chooses the abolition of the system of prostitution!

    Historical day for women's rights: France chooses the abolition of the system of prostitution!

    [Brussels, 6 April 2016] [Version française ici] The vote of the French National Assembly today opens a new page in the history of victories for humanist and feminist associations: by adopting the law aiming to reinforce the fight against the system of prostitution and to support persons in prostitution, France reaffirms essential values for equality between women and men, dignity and solidarity. And positions itself on the side of prostituted persons, by recognizing the system which (...) Read more

  • Journée historique pour les droits des femmes : la France choisit l’abolition du système prostitutionnel !

    Journée historique pour les droits des femmes : la France choisit l'abolition du système prostitutionnel !

    [Communiqué de presse du LEF, Bruxelles, le 6 avril 2016] Le vote de l’Assemblée nationale française ouvre aujourd’hui une nouvelle page dans l’histoire des victoires historiques pour les associations humanistes et féministes : en adoptant la loi visant à renforcer la lutte contre le système prostitutionnel et à accompagner les personnes prostituées, la France réaffirme des valeurs essentielles pour l’égalité femmes-hommes, la dignité et la solidarité. Et se positionne du côté des personnes prostituées, (...) Read more

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