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The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. EWL membership extends to organisations in all 28 EU member states and the three candidate countries, as well as to 20 European-wide bodies, representing a total of more than 2000 organisations.

 

International Women’s Day in Brussels - Screening of This is My Home Now // 2 March 2015 - 18h30

Posted on 27 February 2015

International Women's Day in Brussels - Screening of This is My Home Now // 2 March 2015 - 18h30

[Brussels, 23 February 2015] The European Women’s Lobby, the European Network of Migrant Women and La Voix des Femmes invite you to a screening of the documentary This is My Home Now by Saddie Choua.

This event in the opening night of the Semaine des Femmes // Week van de Vrouw in Brussels. Find the full programme here.

With introductory words by the Alderman/Echevin for Equal Opportunities of Brussels Mohamed Ouriaghli, President of the EWL Viviane Teitelbaum, filmmaker Saddie Choua and one of the women portrayed in the documentary & Chair of the European Network of Migrant Women Anna Zobnina.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and a small reception.

Please register via Egalité des chances : 02/279 21 10 or egalitedeschances@brucity.be

About the film

A film by Saddie Choua

Produced by the European Women’s Lobby and the European Network of Migrant Women

English-French, Subtitled in English, French and Dutch

52mins

‘This is My Home Now’ follows the (...)

Commit, Accelerate, Invest: Women’s organisations expect action, not words!

Message to all United Nations member states, in light of CSW59 on Beijing+20

Posted on 27 February 2015

Commit, Accelerate, Invest: Women's organisations expect action, not words!

[Brussels, 18 February 2015] In March, in the context of the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), all UN member states will adopt a political declaration commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. While we should be celebrating the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, we know and see that women and girls still face inequality, violence, discrimination and insecurity, in all spheres of life and society.

There is no more time to waste, no more negotiation to undertake. Women’s and girls’ rights are universal goals, which cannot tolerate any exception, justification or excuse. Peaceful and sustainable development cannot be achieved if half the planet’s population is not fully enjoying their human rights. CSW59 is a unique chance to deliver change for all women and girls on the planet, and for the human community as a whole.

This is why the EWL and its members call on all UN member states to Commit, Accelerate and (...)

Time to act now to end prostitution and sexual exploitation! Women’s organisations celebrate the first anniversary of the Honeyball resolution

EWL press statement

Posted on 26 February 2015

Time to act now to end prostitution and sexual exploitation! Women's organisations celebrate the first anniversary of the Honeyball resolution

[Brussels, 26 February 2015] One year ago, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted a historic resolution on ‘Prostitution and sexual exploitation and its impact on gender equality’, also called the ‘Honeyball resolution’ . Supported by a large cross-party majority, the resolution sent a strong signal that urgent action is required at European level to end this pervasive violation of women’s and girls’ human rights.

Several MEPs in this new term are calling on the European Commission and the EU Member States to take action, in a context where the reality of prostitution has been rendered visible through the Carlton case, through which the use of women in prostitution by Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other men has come to light.

EWL President Viviane Teitelbaum says: “As the Carlton case shows, through the testimonies of some courageous women, we are facing a system which exploits the most vulnerable, perpetuates male domination and fuels trafficking in women. By celebrating the (...)

Locking arms to smash the glass ceiling

Posted on 25 February 2015

Locking arms to smash the glass ceiling

[Brussels, 25 February] On 24 February, the European Women’s Lobby, the largest network of women’s rights associations in Europe, launched its most recent progress report on women on boards in Europe, Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?, at a vibrant and engaging launch event supported by the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union.

The packed launch event attracted seven esteemed panellists from the business world, academia, the European Union and civil society. A structured yet informal meet-the-panellists group activity kicked off the evening, leading to a fruitful and dynamic panel discussion with excellent audience interaction, ending with a delicious Italian cocktail.

Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light? shows that overwhelmingly, the most effective way to increase the representation of women in decision making positions – and in this case, on company boards – is through binding legislation with regular monitoring, (...)

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus UK

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light?

Posted on 23 February 2015

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus UK

What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’ This Second Progress Report is part of the EWL’s ongoing work to ensure that parity at all levels of decision-making becomes reality. It tracks developments, progress, and stagnation regarding women on company boards in 11 European countries, including the United Kingdom, since the EWL’s first Progress Report on Women on Boards in 2012 – which was awarded the European Public Affairs Award for Report of the Year 2012.

What’s happening in Europe regarding women on boards?

Since the 2012 report, and ongoing campaigning in favour of binding legislation regarding gender parity on company boards across the EU, an EU Directive which aims to attain a 40% gender balance on non-executive (...)

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus SPAIN

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light?

Posted on 20 February 2015

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus SPAIN

What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’ This Second Progress Report is part of the EWL’s ongoing work to ensure that parity at all levels of decision-making becomes reality. It tracks developments, progress, and stagnation regarding women on company boards in 11 European countries, including Spain, since the EWL’s first Progress Report on Women on Boards in 2012 – which was awarded the European Public Affairs Award for Report of the Year 2012.

What’s happening in Europe regarding women on boards?

Since the 2012 report, and ongoing campaigning in favour of binding legislation regarding gender parity on company boards across the EU, an EU Directive which aims to attain a 40% gender balance on non-executive boards in (...)

LAUNCH EVENT! Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?

Event supported by the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU

Posted on 20 February 2015

LAUNCH EVENT! Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?

The European Women’s Lobby has the pleasure of inviting you to the launch event of ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’, which will take place at 18:30 (arrival from 18:00) on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at Rond Point Schuman 14, 1000 Brussels. This event is supported by the Italian Permanent Representation to the EU and will be opened by Ambassador Marco Peronaci.

As part of our Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the European Women’s Lobby’s latest report on women on boards. In the current period of momentum in which we find ourselves regarding the EU Directive on gender parity in the boardroom, it is a key moment to reflect on developments in this area since 2012 in order to best inform current and future policy-making.

Join us on 24th February for the launch of our newest report, which will include a high-level panel discussion, an interactive ‘Group Get-To-Know’ (...)

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus NORWAY

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light?

Posted on 19 February 2015

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus NORWAY

What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’ This Second Progress Report is part of the EWL’s ongoing work to ensure that parity at all levels of decision-making becomes reality. It tracks developments, progress, and stagnation regarding women on company boards in 11 European countries, including Norway, since the EWL’s first Progress Report on Women on Boards in 2012 – which was awarded the European Public Affairs Award for Report of the Year 2012.

What’s happening in Europe regarding women on boards?

Since the 2012 report, and ongoing campaigning in favour of binding legislation regarding gender parity on company boards across the EU, an EU Directive which aims to attain a 40% gender balance on non-executive boards in (...)

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus THE NETHERLANDS

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light?

Posted on 18 February 2015

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus THE NETHERLANDS

What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’

This Second Progress Report is part of the EWL’s ongoing work to ensure that parity at all levels of decision-making becomes reality. It tracks developments, progress, and stagnation regarding women on company boards in 11 European countries, including the Netherlands, since the EWL’s first Progress Report on Women on Boards in 2012 – which was awarded the European Public Affairs Award for Report of the Year 2012.

What’s happening in Europe regarding women on boards?

Since the 2012 report, and ongoing campaigning in favour of binding legislation regarding gender parity on company boards across the EU, an EU Directive which aims to attain a 40% gender balance on non-executive (...)

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus LATVIA

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling or Just a Trick of the Light?

Posted on 17 February 2015

Women on Boards - 2nd Progress Report - Country in Focus LATVIA

What is this report about?

As part of the European Women’s Lobby’s Beijing+20 focus month on ‘Women in Decision-Making’, February sees the launch of the EWL’s latest report on women on boards, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe: Second Progress Report. Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’ This Second Progress Report is part of the EWL’s ongoing work to ensure that parity at all levels of decision-making becomes reality. It tracks developments, progress, and stagnation regarding women on company boards in 11 European countries, including Latvia, since the EWL’s first Progress Report on Women on Boards in 2012 – which was awarded the European Public Affairs Award for Report of the Year 2012.

What’s happening in Europe regarding women on boards?

Since the 2012 report, and ongoing campaigning in favour of binding legislation regarding gender parity on company boards across the EU, an EU Directive which aims to attain a 40% gender balance on non-executive boards in (...)

 

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