The European Women’s Lobby participated in Civicus International Civil Society Week, which took place in Johannesburg 18-24 November 2014. It was an inspiring and exciting few days which brought (...)
[Cape Town, South Africa, 24 November 2014] To celebrate the start of 16 days of activism to end violence against women, South African activists and NGO representatives met in Cape Town to (...)
[Lisbon, 28 November] Organised by AMCV, member of the Portuguese Platform of the EWL, this conference gathered 200 participants from Europe and beyond. NGOs, survivors, lawyers, researchers and (...)
The doors to the first ever “Women’s history museum” opened this weekend in the small town; Umeå, north of Sweden. The slogan says “We are breaking the silence” for “new perspectives of the history, (...)
[UN Women, November 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 Violence against Women. You can find more information (...)
[Brussels, 07 November 2014] The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes the survey "Discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women in 11 EU Member States". The (...)
[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 in order to make only-Gypsy schools legal in Hungary.
Racial or ethnic discrimination is (...)
[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 (...)
[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 (...)