[Brussels, 22 October 2012] Last Saturday, the Board of Administration of the European Women’s Lobby elected Viviane Teitelbaum, from the Belgian National Coordination for the EWL, to the Presidency of the association. Ms. Teitelbaum, a journalist by training, brings a wealth of experience within women’s associations and official bodies for the advancement of women’s rights and equality between women and men to this new position.
Ms. Teitelbaum takes over the mandate of Sonja Lokar from Slovenia, who stepped down due to personal reasons.
Other changes within the Executive body of the EWL include the election of Rada Boric from the Women’s Network Croatia to the position of Vice-President, alongside co-Vice-President Martha Jean Baker from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Also, Alwiye Xuseyn joins the EWL Executive Commitee as an ordinary member. Ms. Xuseyn is Chair of the European Network of Migrant Women, an association recently admitted as full member of the EWL at the last General Assembly in May 2012.