Pierrette Pape is Policy and Campaigns Director at the European Women’s Lobby (EWL). She has been at the EWL since 2009, and most specifically in charge of monitoring and influencing the EU policies on violence against women and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She coordinates the EWL campaign ‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution’ and the network of abolitionist NGOs ‘The Brussels’ Call’. She has initiated EWL’s work on men and feminism, and coordinated the publication of the second edition of the European Women’s Voice on men and feminism. Since 2013, she is in charge of the advocacy work of the EWL at United Nations level, being an EWL representative at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York every March; in 2014, she coordinates the work of the EWL on the 20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action.
Between January and May 2014, she was Acting Coordinator of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL); during this period, she developed the EWL Manifesto for the European elections and the advocacy work towards candidates and the general public to promote EWL demands. She is also an activist in various women’s organisations in Belgium, such as a grassroot NGO working to assist and support persons in prostitution, a feminist NGO working on gender and development, and she is a member of the editorial Board of the Belgian publication ‘Chronique féministe’.