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Women’s rights are not negotiable!

Women's rights are not negotiable!
Posted on 12 December 2014

[Brussels, 10 December 2014] On Thursday 11th December, the Council of the EU will discuss the Maternity Leave Directive, the Women on Boards Directive and the EU Directive on Equal Treatment. In (...)

Civil Society view regarding pending EU (...)

Civil Society view regarding pending EU legislation 2014 – response to BusinessEurope
Posted on 12 December 2014

[Brussels, 5 December 2014] The European Women’s Lobby and 19 other gender equality and environmental organisations, including trade unions and consumer groups, call on the European Commission to (...)

Violence against women and prostitution: the (...)

Violence against women and prostitution: the Nordic model as an inspiration for gender equality
Posted on 11 December 2014

[Brussels, 10 December 2014] On Monday 8 December, more than 120 persons reached out to the welcoming meeting room of the Mission of Norway to the EU, to discuss the Nordic model as an (...)

UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Human’s rights (...)

UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Human's rights of women
Posted on 8 December 2014

[UN Women, December 2014] In 2015, the Beijing Platform for Action runs 20. As part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, this month’s focus is on Human rights of Women. You can find more information (...)

Canada and Ireland Pass Landmark Legislation (...)

Canada and Ireland Pass Landmark Legislation to Combat Sex Trade
Posted on 8 December 2014

[Press release of the Coalition against trafficking in women, New York, December 1, 2014] The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) applauds the legislatures of Canada and Ireland for (...)

European Parliament adopts strong report on (...)

European Parliament adopts strong report on post-2015 framework
Posted on 8 December 2014

[Statement of DSW, EPF and IIPF-EN, 25 November 2014] Brussels-based SRHR organisations welcome today’s adoption of the European Parliament’s report on the “EU and the global development framework (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

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 (...)

Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!

Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!
Posted on 11 November 2014

[New Delhi, India, 11 November 2014] Three million girls and women are trapped in prostitution in India. Most are between nine and thirteen years of age. The majority are from scheduled castes and backward classes-Dalits and OBCs. On average, they are raped by eight or ten customers a night for the profit of pimps.

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women in India proposes to legalise prostitution in India. This means legalising the profiteers of the sex-industry and their (...)