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EWL meets with UN director Michelle Bachelet

[Brussels, 25 March 2011] The EWL participated in a dialogue with Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the newly created United Nations agency UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Several NGOs were invited to the meeting that took place on 24 March in Brussels.

The EWL took the opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by women in the European region, including the impact of the crisis and of austerity measures on women’s economic independence, the difficulty of putting the issue of male violence against women high on the political agenda and the current backlash on women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

More information about UN Women: www.unwomen.org

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