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Want to exchange on a renewed Europe? Join the 2nd Citizens Summit in Brussels, 23-24 September 2014
Posted on 25 July 2014

[Brussels, 22 July 2014] Do you want to join other citizens and civil society organisations to exchange about a renewed Europe? to challenge Europe’s growth obsession and propose a more (...)

EWL project on Catapult fully funded - (...)

EWL project on Catapult fully funded - prepare for a new generation of leaders committed to women's rights!
Posted on 25 July 2014

[Brussels, 22 July 2014] We are happy to share with you the great news that the project "Young women leaders are voices for girls & women" proposed by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) on the (...)

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and (...)

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and EWL publish joint letter to oppose European Commission withdrawal intent of Maternity Leave Directive
Posted on 25 July 2014

[Brussels, 14 July 2014] The European Women’s Lobby and ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederations call on Members of the European Parliament to support for the revision of the Maternity Leave (...)

Girl Summit 2014, to put an end to violence (...)

Girl Summit 2014, to put an end to violence against Girls!
Posted on 24 July 2014

(London, 22 July 2014) On 22 July, the UK government and UNICEF hosted the first Girl Summit, aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and (...)

Dear Mr. Juncker, Europe is ageing fast and (...)

Dear Mr. Juncker, Europe is ageing fast and strong political action is needed to secure a sustainable and fair future for all generations
Posted on 23 July 2014

[Brussels, 14 July 2014. Press release of AGE Platform Europe] Ahead of the election of the President of the European Commission tomorrow in Strasbourg, AGE Platform Europe calls on MEPs to check (...)

Study shows that laws act as barrier to young (...)

Study shows that laws act as barrier to young people getting sexual and reproductive health services
Posted on 9 July 2014

[Press release of IPPF, 9 July 2014] New research published today highlights how the law in different countries often restricts young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.

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Appeals & Urgent Actions

Sign the petition to get at least 10 female EU commissioners! #TenOrMore

Sign the petition to get at least 10 female EU commissioners! #TenOrMore
Posted on 24 July 2014

(Brussels 22 July 2014) President Juncker is currently negotiating with Member States to form the new European Commission and a transversal campaign calls him to respect a crucial requirement, to guarantee gender equality in the nomination of commissioners. In the outgoing Commission, only 9 commissioners on 28 were women.

The European Union is committed to making continual progress towards gender equality; hence an increase in the number of female commissioners in the new EU Commission is (...)

Petition - Withdraw the draft bill for the reform of the Spanish Abortion Law

Petition - Withdraw the draft bill for the reform of the Spanish Abortion Law
Posted on 20 June 2014

By our Spanish members, CELEM Coordinadora Española Lobby Europeo de Mujeres. The elimination of the current term legislation, the restriction of assumptions, and the increase of obstacles and red tape for the voluntary interruption of pregnancy that the new Spanish government is proposing, will take us back to past situations, to be compelled to travel abroad, to clandestine abortions, and to the prosecution against doctors and professionals that help women.

The approval of the reform of (...)

Is the icing on your cake feminist? Support the European Women’s Lobby!

Is the icing on your cake feminist? Support the European Women's Lobby!
Posted on 9 June 2014

[Brussels, 6 June 2014] Why is equality only the icing on the cake? Make it a reality for everyday!

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