[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 Women’s Rights.
Additionally we launched our first publication of the year.
The European Women’s Voice: Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity.
Read about how women are affected by austerity measures around Europe and discover creative, feminist, economic models that can provide solutions.
Gather your friend(s) and #PlayTheGame at the end of the publication to get an idea of the life of a women hit by austerity measures.
Read it here: http://bit.ly/1yXec13
Download it in PDF here.