[Brussels, 2 May 2019]
We are delighted to announce that our colleague Orla O’Connor from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, together with Grainne Griffin, a founding member of the Abortion Rights Campaign and Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, have been named in TIME magazine’s annual list of the [100 most influential people->http://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2019 in 2019 in recognition of their work for the Together for Yes (...) Read more
[Brussels, 2 May 2019]
Deutscher Frauenrat (National Council of German Women’s Organizations), our member from Germany , together with Federation of Trade Unions, the Men’s Forum and two other German associations of family organisations released a public statement on the now agreed upon Work Life Balance Directive.
They argue that the new directive brings progress on a EU-wide level but nothing new for the advancement of Work Life Balance and gender equality policies in Germany.
For further information, please (...) Read more
[Brussels, 13-14 April 2019] On the weekend of 13 and 14 April, one month ahead of the upcoming European elections, members from all Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) sections in Europe, from East-West-North-South, from EU and non-EU countries, met in Brussels to discuss growing right-wing discourses, splitting societies, fostering exclusion and pushing for anti-democratic developments.
Guided by their feminist analysis of root causes of conflicts, the participants (...) Read more
[Brussels, 4 April 2019] Social Platform unites 49 networks of civil society organisations, including EWL, working with and for some of the most marginalised groups in society. At their General Assembly on 4 April, members elected a new Management Committee more committed than ever to continue advancing a strong vision of Europe that leaves no one behind.
With a diverse membership, one of the things that brings Social Platform together is the confidence in the power of solidarity, civic (...) Read more
[Dublin, 8 March 2019. Press release by NCWI - the National Women’s Council of Ireland] NWCI today welcomed the International Women’s Day ratification of the Istanbul Convention, after a long campaign by women’s groups and organisations working to end violence against women.
Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said,
“This International Women’s Day is a landmark day for women in Ireland, with the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, or (...) Read more
[Paris, 1 February, 2019] Herstory is made! Our members in France Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes with feminist groups Mouvement du Nid France and Osez le féminisme ! react to the decision of the French Constitutional Court this morning which upholds the French #EndDemand law on prostitution of 2016 as constitutional! The law decriminalises those affected by the prostitution system and prohibits the purchase of sexual acts. It also ensures there are funded exit & (...) Read more
[Brussels, 10 December 2018] From the 25th of November, the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to today 10th of December, International Human Rights Day, the European Women’s Lobby and our members got mobilised across Europe calling to end violence against women and girls. Find below several examples of our actions and events during the 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls.
Belgium In Belgium, in the context of the Orange the World (...) Read more
[Istanbul, 22 June 2018, Press Release by EWL Turkish members KA.DER] Only a few days to the June 24 elections, when the complete candidate lists submitted to the Supreme Election Council are observed, the most salient issue is that how ’tight’ the political parties are again regarding the representation of women. As a result of a male dominated political structure vision, of the 4200 candidates, only 931 of them are women; and only 5.4% of these 931 candidates are listed first. With (...) Read more
[Brussels 22 May 2018] Rape continues to be one of the most devastating forms of violence against women, yet it is too often a taboo subject and thus remains shrouded in silence. On April 26th, the Provincial Court of Navarre published its judgement on the horrifying La Manada Case, otherwise known as “The Wolf Pack Case” sending shockwaves across Europe.
Our members, LEM España as a framework to combat the limitations in existing legislation on Rape across Europe in our Act against Rape! Use (...) Read more
[Brussels, 16 May 2018 ] On Friday, 25th May 2018 Ireland will hold a national referendum on maternal and reproductive rights. Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive laws on access to abortion in Europe, and pregnant women and girls are not treated with the respect and dignity afforded others when accessing healthcare.
The referendum will ask the Irish people whether to remove the Eighth amendment per day travel to the UK to access abortion care. These women often have families (...) Read more