(Brussels, 29 May 2013) The European Women’s lobby have been nominated for the European Citizen’s Prize.
The Citizens’ Prize can be given for activities that either facilitate cross-border cooperation within the EU or promote better mutual understanding and closer integration between citizens and member states. It can also be awarded for day-to-day activities reflecting the values enshrined in the EU’s charter of fundamental rights. The laureates can be citizens, groups, associations or organisations. It was launched by the Parliament in 2008 to recognise exceptional achievements by Europeans.
MEP Antonya Parvanova has nominated the EWL as the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU). In her nomination she singled out the contributions that we make to achieve equality between women and men in all areas of public and private life; actively addressing issues of economic and social justice and independence for women; working towards the equal representation of women and men in decision-making, and safeguarding women’s human rights including the eradication of male violence against women.