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Women and girls can’t wait 20 more years to (...)

Women and girls can't wait 20 more years to enjoy their full human rights!
Posted on 31 October 2014

[Joint statement to CSW59, 24 October 2014] Adopted two years after the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) brought to light the structural (...)

#EWLontheroad: overview of two days of (...)

#EWLontheroad: overview of two days of activism in Strasbourg for a feminist Europe!
Posted on 31 October 2014

[Brussels, 30 October 2014] The European Women’s Lobby is back from two refreshing days of activism at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In 48 hours, the EWL staff met with Members of the (...)

Great success for EWL’s first breakfast (...)

Great success for EWL's first breakfast training to Members of the European Parliament on women's rights and gender equality!
Posted on 31 October 2014

[Brussels, 29 October 2014] On 21st October 2014, the European Women’s Lobby held its first breakfast training to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on women’s rights and gender equality. (...)

First EU conference on tackling sexual (...)

First EU conference on tackling sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination brings a strong message to EU decision makers
Posted on 31 October 2014

[Brussels, 31 October 2014] On 28 October 2014 in Brussels, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union held the first EU high-level (...)

Ireland and the UK: towards the abolition of (...)

Ireland and the UK: towards the abolition of prostitution?
Posted on 31 October 2014

[Brussels, 31 October 2014] In the last three weeks, diverse developments seem to support the idea that Ireland and the UK are moving towards progressive policies to tackle the sex industry, end (...)

Gender equality? Stand in queue and await the (...)

Gender equality? Stand in queue and await the 22nd century
Posted on 29 October 2014

[Brussels, 29 October 2014] The annual Global Gender Gap Index report for 2014, done by the World Economic Forum (WEF) was published yesterday. According to WEF the “index benchmarks national (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

Speak out for 5 October - International Day of No Prostitution

Speak out for 5 October - International Day of No Prostitution
Posted on 3 October 2014

[Montréal, 3 October 2014] The 5th of October is the International Day of No Prostitution. you can make your voice heard towards a world free from prostitution! Make a picture of yourself with #niclientnicomplice and #idontbuysex and post it on your social media, together with #HeforShe. Or send it to http://niclientnicomplice.tumblr.co....

The European Women’s Lobby and the Brussels’ Call support the campaign of the Canadian association CLES (Concertation des Luttes contre (...)

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 (...)