French Coordination for the EWL

The French Coordination for the European Women’s Lobby (C.L.E.F.) was created in France by French women’s organisations to ensure their proper representation both nationally and internationally, and to ensure implementation of the objectives of the European Women’s Lobby.

It provides a place where the voices of women from the civil society are strengthened; a place where meetings are organized regularly on issues essential for more active participation of women in the democratic process. Women’s Time is Cities Time; Women’s role in building the European Union, Women and Employment, Women Against Religious Extremisms, Combating Male Violence Against Women are only some of these themes.

Beyond their varying concerns regarding society, politics, economics,… all member associations of the C.L.E.F. share common objectives and a common commitment to promote active citizenship and to build a society where women and men are fully equal.

The French Coordination for the European Women’s Lobby is a lobby and as such lobbies national and European governments, parliamentarians and institutions to effectively promote equal rights and opportunities for women.

The C.L.E.F. combats gender-based discrimination, whether economic, political or social. All forms of violence against women are of particular concern.

The French Coordination for the European Women’s Lobby is also a committed participant in international structures, in particular in the United Nations and its different bodies, thereby actively demonstrating its solidarity with women of all continents.

Contact details:

6, rue de la Rochefoucauld
F - 75009 Paris
T: +33 1 5550 45 64
Email: clef.femmes(a)


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