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The potential new European Commission: back (...)

The potential new European Commission: back to the future?
Posted on 28 August 2014

[Brussels, 28 August 2014] The composition of the new European Commission is going to be confirmed at the meeting of the EU Heads of States this weekend. Almost all Member States have however (...)

Vacancy: EWL Policy Officer, temporary (...)

Vacancy: EWL Policy Officer, temporary full-time position, September 2014-January 2015 (deadline 18 August)
Posted on 25 July 2014

[Brussels, 25 July 2014] The EWL is seeking to recruit a temporary full-time Policy Officer to work as part of its Policy Team. The specific tasks, as described in the attached application form, (...)

Vacancy: Consultant to support EWL Secretary (...)

Vacancy: Consultant to support EWL Secretary General for EWL Strategy, August 2014-August 2015 (deadline 18 August 2014)
Posted on 25 July 2014

[Brussels, 25 July 2014] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is looking for a consultant to support the Secretary General in designing and implementing a process of developing the next Strategy over (...)

Germany: Abolition 2014 denounces the lobby (...)

Germany: Abolition 2014 denounces the lobby of the sex industry towards the federal government
Posted on 25 August 2014

Press release on the hearing of the BMFSFJ [German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth] about the regulation of the prostitution industry on 12 June 2014, (...)

International Youth Day 2014: Sexual and (...)

International Youth Day 2014: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights matter for Young People's Mental Health!
Posted on 25 August 2014

[Brussels, 25 August 2014] August 12 was International Youth Day. You can read below the press release of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) with regards to the urgency to (...)

Delays in the EU’s maternity leave directive

Posted on 22 August 2014

[Brussels, 1 August 2014] The EWL Secretary General Joanna Maycock has been interviewed by Euronews on maternity leave rights in Europe.

In fact, since the European parliament adopted in a first (...)

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 (...)