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  • International Women’s Day 2021: A Statement from the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights

    International Women's Day 2021: A Statement from the Portuguese Platform for Women's Rights

    The full statement is available in Portuguese here: All forms of violence against women are related and form a continuum, translating into many and diverse ways, from obvious violations of women’s rights to more subtle or distorted forms of control over their lives, their bodies and their sexuality, including online violence and sexual exploitation in prostitution and pornography.
    • [Macroeconomic framework->https://plataformamulheres.org.pt/pacto-purpura-uma-abordagem-feminista-da-economia, (...) Read more

  • International Women’s Day 2021: A Statement by Soroptimist International of Europe

    International Women's Day 2021: A Statement by Soroptimist International of Europe

    [Soroptimist International of Europe->https://www.soroptimisteurope.org is a global network of active women volunteers, with more than 31,000 members and 1200 Clubs, working in 5 federations in a total of 72,000 members worldwide, passionately contributing for projects and advocacy.
    Our goal is to ensure that women’s future will be more equal and that future generations of girls will be raised in a world free of violence, equipped with education, enjoy all legal rights without (...) Read more

  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, 1997 Joint Statement).
    Nearly 200 million women and girls around the world have been harmed with FGM, mostly aged 15 or up to 49, mostly in the 30 countries of Africa, Middle East and Asia where it is prevalent.
    In the majority of cases, it is perpetrated to young girls, without (...) Read more

  • Young Feminist Weekend 2020

    Young Feminist Weekend 2020

    The Young Feminist Weekend brings young feminists in the Netherlands together for a 3-day event with the goal to research, understand and apply the concept of intersectionality within the Dutch feminist movement in order to achieve positive change.
    Read the reflections from two young feminists and watch some of the highlights in the video below!
    Young Feminist Weekend 2020 in COVID times
    by Denise Sarfo
    2020 was an intense year for many of us. We were faced with a global pandemic and (...) Read more

  • Civil society praises Portugal’s focus on the equality agenda

    Civil society organizations praise the focus of the Portuguese presidency of the European Union (EU) on the equality agenda, but expect concrete advances in the directives on quotas in company administrations and wage transparency.
    This article was originally published in Notícias ao Minuto.
    In an interview with Lusa, Ana Sofia Fernandes, vice-president of the European Women’s Lobby, recalls that this European Commission, when it took office, committed itself to a directive on wage (...) Read more

  • International Day of Education 2021 – Supporting COVID-19 Generation

    International Day of Education 2021 – Supporting COVID-19 Generation

    The third International Day of Education (January 24) was marked on Monday 25 January 2021 under the UNESCO theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’.
    Our member Soroptimist International of Europe Education is the key to personal development and the future of sustainable societies. It is the bedrock of social cohesion, well-being and opportunity.
    As the new year is just beginning, humanity steps in, weakened by a challenge without precedent: school systems are (...) Read more

  • Civil society praises Portugal’s focus on the equality agenda

    Civil society organizations praise the focus of the Portuguese presidency of the European Union (EU) on the equality agenda, but expect concrete advances in the directives on quotas in company administrations and wage transparency.
    This article was originally published in Notícias ao Minuto.
    In an interview with Lusa, Ana Sofia Fernandes, vice-president of the European Women’s Lobby, recalls that this European Commission, when it took office, committed itself to a directive on wage (...) Read more

  • 4 November: Marking the EU’s Equal Pay Day - Time for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    4 November: Marking the EU's Equal Pay Day - Time for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    [Brussels, 4 November 2020] In the EU, women are paid on average 16% less than men. This equals two months’ salary less than men per year. This is enough. We need action now! 4 November marks the EU’s Equal Pay Day that aims ‘to raise awareness that female workers in Europe still earn on average less than their male colleagues.’
    The EWL supports the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) action to put pressure on the European Commission to come forward with the promised legal framework on (...) Read more

  • Women’s organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    Women's organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    [Istanbul, 6 July 2020] (Press release by the Women’s Platform Against Amnesty for Child Sexual Abusers. Avrupa Kadın Lobisi Türkiye Koordinasyonu (EWL Coordination for Turkey is part of this Platform.)) Women’s organizations in Turkey are resisting a draft amendment that would let perpetrators of child sexual abuse walk free if they marry their victims.*
    The amendment to Article 103 of the Turkish Penal Code (TPC) is expected to come before the Turkish Parliament by July 15. In 2016, a (...) Read more

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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