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Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!
Posted on 30 January 2015

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20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action - (...)

20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action - European Women's Lobby officially opens year of activism
Posted on 30 January 2015

[Brussels, 30 January 2015] On Wednesday 28 January, the European Women’s Lobby officially started its year of activities around 20 years of the Beijing Platform of Action at its offices in (...)

EWL Beijing+20 in January - Women’s economic (...)

EWL Beijing+20 in January - Women's economic independence: the foundation of all rights
Posted on 30 January 2015

[Brussels, 5 January 2014] Did you know that at the current pace of progress, it will take 70 years to close the gender pay gap and 40 years to see equal share of housework in Europe? That women (...)

Interesting articles

Interesting articles
Posted on 30 January 2015

The Cost Of Inequality In Women’s Work by Nuria Molina, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at ActionAid UK.

It’s that Davos time of the year, when a bunch of powerful men gather in a (...)

Press release: MEPs call Council to step up (...)

Press release: MEPs call Council to step up actions to improve gender balance on company boards
Posted on 14 January 2015

[Press release, 14 January 2014] “Over 60% of university graduates are female, but only 18.6% of board members of largest listed companies are women. That is clear sign that concrete measures need (...)

The European Roma and Travellers Forum (...)

The European Roma and Travellers Forum recruits National Roma Women Contact Points !
Posted on 22 December 2014

[Brussels, 22 December 2014] The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), the International Roma Women’s Network (IRWN) and Phenjalipe, the Informal Network of Romani Women are calling for (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

343 European women demand legalisation of ‪abortion‬ in Europe!

343 European women demand legalisation of ‪abortion‬ in Europe!
Posted on 6 January 2015

[Brussels, 06 January 2015] On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the law legalising abortion in France, the French member of the European Women’s Lobby, la Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes launched a petition to collect signatures of 343 women demanding legalisation of abortion in Europe by 17 January 2015.

343 European women demanding to legalize abortion in Europe!

We are looking for 343 women from all over Europe to sign the following text, to be printed in (...)

Join our Beijing+20 activities all year long in 2015!

Join our Beijing+20 activities all year long in 2015!
Posted on 11 December 2014

[Brussels, 11 December 2014] 2015 will be a very special year for the European Women’s Lobby (EWL): we will celebrate our 25th anniversary and commemorate the 20 years of the Beijing Platform for action. We have already planned a series of activities to raise awareness on women’s rights all year long, and to celebrate 25 years of activism and change making!

Each month, according to our unique and exciting 2015 calendar, we will focus on one of the 12 critical areas of the Beijing Platform (...)

Sign the petition against against the legalisation of school segregation in Hungary

Sign the petition against against the legalisation of school segregation in Hungary
Posted on 28 November 2014

[Budapest, 28 November 2014] The Hungarian Parliament is about to vote on a bill next week (prepared by the Minister of Human Resources responsible for education, culture, health, social issues and equal opportunities, and Roma integration too, Mr Balog) which would make it his (the minister’s) sole right to exempt schools from the power of the antisegregation education law and the equal treatment law.

Racial or ethnic discrimination is prohibited in Hungary under Hungarian law (based on (...)