[Brussels, 20 May 2016] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) & the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) invite you to the final event of their project #womensvoices - From Conflict to Peace? Women and Girls’ Voices on the Move - to unveil their recommendations to prevent and combat violence against refugee women and girls currently on the move.
Date - 2 June 2016 // 4pm - 6 pm - followed by a reception
Venue - Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU // Square de Meeus 30, Brussels
Both organisations decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality faced by women and girls on the road, especially when it comes to the different forms of violence they face at all stages of their journey towards peace. With the #womensvoices project, the EWL and WRC join efforts to influence decision-makers thanks to strong recommendations, visible events, strengthened members’ networking, and awareness raising of the needs of women and girls refugees at both EU and national levels.
Whilst the current situation of refugees is constantly evolving, we hope that the impact of our recommendations will shine a spotlight onto the different forms of violence that refugee women and girls are currently facing within Europe. We hope that by highlighting the need for gender mainstreaming and gender-sensitive policies within the asylum process, decision-makers will act at national and European level, based on their international and national obligations and on the voices of our members. We also think that our joint work will create a ripple effect among women’s and migrant and refugee women’s organisations across Europe to strengthen coordinated actions and advocacy towards their own governments.
#womensvoices European Dialogue event 2nd June 2016
Find the programme here:
- womensvoices European Dialogue