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  • Soroptimist International of Europe: Statement on women’s situation in Ukraine

    Soroptimist International of Europe: Statement on women's situation in Ukraine

    This statement is also available in [French->https://www.soroptimisteurope.org/fr/declaration-du-sie-sur-la-situation-des-femmes-en-ukraine.
    War is not gender-neutral.
    In case of armed conflict, women suffer disproportionately. Women rarely seek war but are the most affected by war. In peace talks, they are usually absent, if not excluded.
    The conflict in Ukraine cannot leave us silent. We fear for the health and well-being of millions of women and girls who may suffer injury, loss of (...) Read more

  • WILPF call on European governments to de-escalate conflict in Ukraine

    WILPF call on European governments to de-escalate conflict in Ukraine

    All European governments, the OSCE and the the EU must invest in dialogue and peace through support to women’s organizations and networks of peacebuilders and human rights defenders in the region.
    [January 2022] We, European sections and groups of WILPF, are the oldest global women’s peace organisation. Together with other civil society organizations of feminist peacebuilders and human rights defenders in the OSCE region, we are very concerned about the insufficient role of Europe and (...) Read more

  • EXIT Prostitution | Documentary: “Consent is not for sale”

    The documentary “Consent is not for sale” was developed as part of the project EXIT: Women’s Human Rights not to be prostituted, offers an accurate portrait of the appalling human rights violations women undergo, having as a start point, women’s own voices and experiences of violence in the system of prostitution. The documentary also includes the testimonies of Portuguese organizations that provide front-line support to women in the system of prostitution, as (...) Read more

  • Far-right organisations attack feminist peace activists in Serbia

    Far-right organisations attack feminist peace activists in Serbia

    [Belgrade, 10 December 2021] On International Human Rights Day, we share an article by the Serbian Network for the European Women’s Lobby on the attacks that human rights defenders face in the country.
    On 9 November 2021, the International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia banned peace activists from the Youth Initiative for Human Rights from holding a public gathering aimed at removing the mural of a convicted war criminal to the area (...) Read more

  • Fim à violência masculina contra as mulheres: 16 reivindicações, 16 dias de ativismo

    Fim à violência masculina contra as mulheres: 16 reivindicações, 16 dias de ativismo

    [Brussels, 29 November 2021]Em 2021, celebrando 30 anos da iniciativa dos 16 dias de ativismo pelo fim da violência masculina contra as mulheres e raparigas, queremos: Honrar os movimentos de mulheres e celebrar os 30 anos da sua liderança nos 16 dias de ativismo pelo fim da violência masculina contra as mulheres e as raparigas. Não deixar nenhuma mulher e rapariga para trás: assegurar direitos humanos, pondo fim ao continuum da violência masculina contra as mulheres e raparigas: femicídio, (...) Read more

  • De Viva Voz

    De Viva Voz

    The Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights, CEMRI - Centre for The Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations of the Open University “De Viva Voz” aims at creating an online public space of thought-provoking discussions, from a critical feminist perspective, where prominent women from different sectors of the Portuguese society and internationally offer their insights, experiences, and contributions towards a transformative feminist action.
    We are all aware that progress made so far in (...) Read more

  • EWL writes to Slovakian Government on abortion with 109 partners

    Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka 1 812 80 Bratislava 1 22 October 2021
    Dear Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic,
    We are writing on behalf of 110 organizations to express our deep concern regarding current threats to women’s health and reproductive rights in Slovakia.
    At this time Parliament is debating draft legislation that, if adopted, would impose new barriers to accessing lawful abortion care, harming women’s health and (...) Read more

  • Sharing Feminist Dreams

    Sharing Feminist Dreams

    What does it take to make a group of 45 feminists happy? Well, gathering them and giving them the chance to speak their mind is the first step.
    That is exactly what the Community Safety and Mediation Center Foundation (CMSC) did in partnership with Romanian Women’s Lobby Association (RoWL), Hedda Association, Bulgarian Platform of European Women’s Lobby, The Network of East-West Women (NEWW), and the Hungarian Women’s Lobby whose members unfortunately could not join in person.
    The NGO (...) Read more

  • The European campaign against sexism was relaunched in Portugal on the International Day of the Girl Child

    The European campaign against sexism was relaunched in Portugal on the International Day of the Girl Child

    The original Portuguese version of this article was published here aims at raising awareness about and to promote the implementation of the Recommendation of the Council of Europe Rec (2019)1: Preventing and combating sexism, by displaying the prevalence of sexism and its current manifestations and by pointing out ways of addressing this problem in different contexts and organizations.
    The Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PpDM). In addition to Portugal, where it is being implemented (...) Read more

  • BPW (Business and Professional Women) Europe ask to support the Afghanistan women

    BPW (Business and Professional Women) Europe ask to support the Afghanistan women

    Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Véra Jourova, Vice-President of the European Commission Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality European Commission David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament
    25 August 2021
    With regard to the terrible situation occurring in Afghanistan, eighteen thousand women of BPW Europe express their strong support for all Afghan women, mothers, girls and children. The Taliban people demonstrated, in all these years, a total disregard (...) Read more

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