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  • When the going gets tough, the tough #getcracking

    When the going gets tough, the tough #getcracking

    [Brussels, 9 December 2016] Message from EWL Secretary General Joanna Maycock.
    Dear EWL Friends and Family,
    Let me begin by stating the obvious…This has been one hell of a year. From Brexit, to the US elections, to the heartbreaking suffering of refugees, this year has seen the progress that many of us have spent our lives fighting for, appear to grind to a terrifying halt. Throughout Europe and the Western world, fear and hatred have created a worrying momentum for nationalist right-wing (...) Read more

  • St Nicolette X FemTALK 2016

    St Nicolette X FemTALK 2016

    [Brussels, 16 December 2016] Last week, we held our annual end-of-the-year feminist party at Via Via Café Brussels. Friends, activists, partner organisations and EU Brussels policy-makers and campaigners joined us for an evening filled with debate, books, poetry and music.
    EWL Secretary General Joanna Maycock: "It has not been an easy year for women’s rights worldwide. Is it hard to have progress, to really imagine a world where women and men are truly equal, and that we’re going to get (...) Read more

  • ExCHANGE - Activists across the Atlantic cracking the glass ceiling

    ExCHANGE - Activists across the Atlantic cracking the glass ceiling

    [Brussels, 16 December 2016] From November 30 to December 2 leading activists in the field of women in politics from Europe and the US came together to jointly strategise around how we can get more women into elected office. With the rise of right-wing populism on both sides of the Atlantic as a momentous back-drop, the meeting was important in building solidarity, sharing strategies of hope and creating a solid network on women in politics activists. #ExCHANGE also provided a much needed (...) Read more

  • First Women of Europe Awards go to Margrethe Vestager & Adela Ionela Dinu

    First Women of Europe Awards go to Margrethe Vestager & Adela Ionela Dinu

    [Brussels, 14 December 2016] On December 1, together with the European Movement International (EMI) we held the first Women of Europe Awards ceremony at the Women’s Rights House of Brussels, Amazone asbl.
    The Women of Europe Awards is a new EMI-EWL initiative, building upon the national awards of several National European Movement Councils. The Awards were handed out to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity. The role of women in the (...) Read more

  • ‘Economics as if People Mattered’, an evening with Julie Nelson

    ‘Economics as if People Mattered', an evening with Julie Nelson

    [Brussels, 16 December 2016] Join Full Circle & Julie Nelson on Thursday 12 January for an evening talk in Brussels on ‘Economics as if People Mattered’.
    Julie Nelson is a leading feminist economist based at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. Her work looks at gender biases in conventional economic, revealing pathways towards healthier understandings of economic life. Avoiding misleading bias, she rethinks the relationship between self-interest (often thought to be appropriate (...) Read more

  • ’Movements, Borders, Rights’ 170 feminist activists gather in Brussels

    'Movements, Borders, Rights' 170 feminist activists gather in Brussels

    [Brussels 16 December 2016] "Feminism must be more political in confronting the current multiple crises". This is the key message of the international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe” which took place in Brussels 24-25 October 2016. The Conference was organised by Women In Development Europe+ (WIDE+) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) and Friedrich (...) Read more

  • Join EWL at "Last girl first" in India! 2nd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls

    Join EWL at "Last girl first" in India! 2nd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls

    [Brussels, 8 December 2016] In January 2017, the European Women’s Lobby will be in India! We will participate to the 2nd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls, organised by CAP International and its Indian member organisation, Apne Aap. We will also co-host a workshop on Youth movements for the abolition of prostitution.
    Entitled "Last girl first", the Congress will take place in New Delhi, from 29 January to 31 January 2017. It will gather 250 civil society (...) Read more

  • Factsheet - EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention: A vital opportunity to end violence against women and girls

    Factsheet - EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention: A vital opportunity to end violence against women and girls

    [Brussels,10 November 2016] The European Coalition to end violence against women and girls has launched a factsheet in support of the EU signature and ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention.
    More than 25 European civil society networks (see full list below) have joined forces in this European Coalition to End violence against women and girls (VAWG), convened by the European Women’s (...) Read more

  • Donate now! Support our Glass Ceiling Emergency Fund

    Donate now! Support our Glass Ceiling Emergency Fund

    [Brussels 23 November 2016] 2 weeks ago, the US was on the verge of shattering the world’s largest glass ceiling with the election of it’s first female President. Instead, an openly misogynistic and racist white man was elected, threatening to halt and reverse women’s rights nationally and globally.
    The US now joins Britain and a growing number of European countries in embracing and promoting dangerous alt-right nationalism. Women’s rights are under threat. Our very lives are at risk.
    The (...) Read more

  • HERstory: Launch of Ad Venture Student Competition

    HERstory: Launch of Ad Venture Student Competition

    [Brussels, 10 November 2016] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is happy to be partnering with the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) and its European Institute for Commercial Communications Education (edcom) for the launch of a call for entries for the tenth annual advertising student competition, Ad Venture.
    Students in the field of commercial communications are challenged to create a campaign which uses the Herstory of women’s rights as well as the positive past steps (...) Read more

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