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Citizens and civil society are driving force (...)

Citizens and civil society are driving force for alternatives towards rights, democracy and justice
Posted on 25 September 2014

[Brussels, 25 September 2014] More than 200 citizens and members of civil society organisations gathered on 22 and 23 September in Brussels, in front of the European Parliament, to take part to (...)

2nd European Citizens Summit legitimises an (...)

2nd European Citizens Summit legitimises an alternative Europe
Posted on 25 September 2014

The European Union (EU) should leave behind its economic growth obsession and focus instead on more transparent and sustainable policies, according to hundreds of people gathered at the flagship (...)

Maternity Leave Directive: 4 years overdue, (...)

Maternity Leave Directive: 4 years overdue, time to deliver now!
Posted on 19 September 2014

[Brussels, 19 September 2014] In the beginning of the Summer, the European Commission threatened to withdraw the Directive in 2014 in the name of ‘red tape’. With the forthcoming hearings for the (...)

Emma Watson launches ‘HeForShe’ campaign with a (...)

Emma Watson launches ‘HeForShe' campaign with a bang
Posted on 26 September 2014

[Brussels, 26 September 2014] Emma Watson, recently appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, launched the United Nations ‘HeForShe’ campaign last week with a speech subsequently widely described as (...)

Germany - "Prostitution and human trafficking (...)

Germany - "Prostitution and human trafficking cannot be separated"
Posted on 19 September 2014

[Original article in German here, EMMA Magazine, 18 August 2014] Manfred Paulus knows the red light milieu very well. For more than 30 years, he was in charge of prostitution and trafficking in (...)

France: sex trade survivor marching 740km to (...)

France: sex trade survivor marching 740km to request abolitionist law #marchepourlabolition
Posted on 19 September 2014

[France, 19 September 2014] On 3 September 2014, Rosen Hicher, a sex trade survivor, started a 740km journey from Saintes to Paris, in order to bring societal attention to the reality of (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

Join the campaign ‘Our Girls Afrika - End Child Marriage NOW’

Join the campaign ‘Our Girls Afrika - End Child Marriage NOW'
Posted on 28 August 2014

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, African Union Goodwill Ambassador, invites us to join this facebook page for the Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa and to support it.

Early and forced marriage is still a problem for many girls around the world. Real change has to happen in communities, where we have to address the root causes and give opportunities to girls.

According to the association Girls Not Brides, every year, an estimated 14 million girls aged under 18 are married worldwide with (...)

Prohibition of abortion is killing women - Help Médecins du Monde by signing their Call!

Posted on 22 August 2014

In the context of the +20 Cairo Program, Médecins du Monde (MdM) has launched an initiative to physicians by offering to sign a call for the right to abortion in the world.

It aims to make a link with the call of the 331 (manifest signed by doctors in 1973 for the right to abortion in France) and to demonstrate that 40 years later, many doctors are convinced of the universality of this right, and are ready to mobilize (again) in defense of this right at international level.

The call will (...)

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 (...)