(Traduction en français à venir)
[As adopted by EWL’s Members in a new Strategic Framework post 2015]
We believe in a Feminist Europe. We want a holistic, transformational socioeconomic
vision, based on well-being, equality, social justice, and a powerful voice against women’s poverty. We envision a culture in which women enjoy equal rights and participation in reimagined power and decision-making structures, in which all forms of violence against women has been eliminated, and women have been liberated from all forms of oppression. We envision a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated - in leadership, in care and in
production ; all women have freedom of choice, self-confidence, and freedom from exploitation ; and no woman has been left behind.
We are a credible source of expertise and experience on equality between women and
men and women’s rights, representing the diversity of the women’s movement across the European Union. We represent an inclusive, confident, loud, independent feminist voice and bring real women’s voices into the EU political arena. We build consensus and mobilise our members’ collective experience to work on major issues affecting women, to realise women’s rights, equality between women and men and social justice. We act as a catalyst connecting different actors and organisations to bring change at EU level.
EWL’s 6 core values
- Equality between women and men
EWL’s 5 key principles
- Women’s rights are Human Rights (non-negotiable and indivisible)