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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 (...)

Interview with Silvana Koch-Mehrin – Co-founder

Interview with Silvana Koch-Mehrin – Co-founder and CEO of Women in Parliaments Global Forum
Posted on 19 September 2014

[Brussels, 19 September 2014] This Summer, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Communications and Policy Assistant Elena Brolis and Fundraising Coordinator and Policy Officer Serap Altinisik were (...)

At last, a Commissioner for Gender Equality

At last, a Commissioner for Gender Equality
Posted on 17 September 2014

[Brussels, 12 September 2014] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomes the appointment of Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality.

Not only a title

“Gender (...)

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 (...)

Swedish elections: Feminist Party on the (...)

Swedish elections: Feminist Party on the rise, 0,9 % more votes needed to meet threshold
Posted on 19 September 2014

[Brussels, 15 September 2014] Yesterday, national and regional elections took place in Sweden, and the polls indicated that the first ever feminist party, Feminist Initiative in Europe could (...)

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 (...)