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  • Former EWL Board member takes seat in European Parliament

    Former EWL Board member takes seat in European Parliament

    [Brussels, 12 May 2011] Mojca Kleva, a former member of the EWL Board of Administration, representing the Women’s Lobby Slovenia (Ženski lobi Slovenije), started her job as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) on 9 May 2011. Ms Kleva came second on the list in the 2009 European elections, and is now replacing Zoran Thaler (S&D), a Slovenian MEP who resigned in March. Ms Kleva is a member of the Regional Development Committee and will also be a substitute in the Economic and Monetary (...) Read more

  • EWL seeks volunteer translators

    EWL seeks volunteer translators

    [Brussels, 11 May 2011] The EWL is urgently seeking volunteers to translate a variety of articles, notably from English to French.
    Current translation projects include: English->French: Numerous articles relating to Violence against Women for the first edition of the e-magazine European Women’s Voice to be published end of May. English->French: Activity news from the EWL members. English->Polish: EWL Priorities for the Polish Presidency of the EU (2 pages).
    If you are interested in (...) Read more

  • WAGGGS launches surveys on the participation and empowerment of young women

    WAGGGS launches surveys on the participation and empowerment of young women

    [Brussels, 10 May 2011] “To enable girls and young women to realise their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world” is the mission of EWL member organisation the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). One aspect of fulfilling this mission is promoting the involvement of young women in all aspects of decision-making, not only inside Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting but also in other aspects of their lives.
    Thanks to support from the European Youth Foundation of (...) Read more

  • REACT to Domestic Violence

    REACT to Domestic Violence

    [Brussels, 5 May 2011] The Legal Informational Centre for NGOs Slovenia-PIC, Slovenia, in partnership with the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is coordinating a project entitled REACT to Domestic Violence: Building a Support System for Victims of Domestic Violence, and funded by the European Commission Daphne III Programme.
    The project’s main aim is to raise awareness, knowledge and sensitivity among legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors involved in domestic violence (...) Read more

  • Brigitte Triems presents EWL and NGO Coalition recommendations for EY2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

    Brigitte Triems presents EWL and NGO Coalition recommendations for EY2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

    [Brussels, 03 May 2011] On the ocasion of the 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations on Friday 29 April, EWL President Brigittte Triems attended a major EU conference in preparation of the upcoming European Year 2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Key stakeholders, such as member states, regional and local authorities, social partners and civil society organisations were invited.
    The EWL, a member of the NGO coalition for the year, is pressing for the (...) Read more

  • Promotion of gender equality key to effective EU strategy on Active Ageing, says EWL on occasion of 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations

    Promotion of gender equality key to effective EU strategy on Active Ageing, says EWL on occasion of 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations

    [Brussels, 28 April 2011] As key stakeholders from across the EU gather in Brussels to mark the 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations on 29 April, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is calling for more attention to be paid to gender equality in European policies designed to address the challenges of an ageing population across Europe.
    Concerns regarding demographic changes and the pressures these are putting upon European social systems in a context of economic slowdown have (...) Read more

  • Administrative elections at the Italian Coordination of the European Women’s Lobby

    Administrative elections at the Italian Coordination of the European Women's Lobby

    [Rome, 27 April 2011] The Italian Coordination of the European Women’s Lobby, which represents Italy within the European Women’s Lobby, the largest platform of associations, groups and women’s movements at European Union level, in the forthcoming local elections invites the Secretariats of the parties: to respect and implement the Article 51 and Article 117 of the Italian Constitution; to give actual effectiveness and visibility of the equal representation of women in provincial and (...) Read more

  • We can end prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation now!

    We can end prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation now!

    [Brussels, 26 April 2011] On 21 April EWL Policy Officer Pierrette Pape and EWL member Andrea Matolcsi published a joint contribution to the UN blog [’No to Violence Against Women’->http://www.create4theun.eu/we-can-end-prostitution-and-trafficking-for-sexual-exploitation-now as part of the EWL Campaign ’Together for a Europe Free From Prostitution’. Read the entry below.
    On April 12th, 2011, the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels, in partnership with the Goethe Institute, organized an (...) Read more

  • EWL says public procurement rules should support aim of more equal society

    EWL says public procurement rules should support aim of more equal society

    [Brussels, 20 April 2011] The EWL has submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy, entitled “Towards a more efficient European Procurement Market”.
    The EWL strongly believes that European public procurement rules should be renewed so that they can support the achievement of overall societal goals, in particular the promotion of fundamental rights and of social inclusion, including equality between women and men. (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby appoints Cécile Gréboval as new Secretary General

    European Women's Lobby appoints Cécile Gréboval as new Secretary General

    [Brussels, 15 April 2011] The European Women’s Lobby is delighted to announce the appointment today of Cécile Gréboval as its new Secretary General, with immediate effect.
    An internal candidate, Cécile brings to the post more than 15 years of experience within the EWL Secretariat in a variety of positions, and has already twice served as Interim Secretary General of the organisation.
    Announcing the appointment, EWL President Brigitte Triems said that she was ‘delighted that Cécile has accepted (...) Read more

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