Posted byon 11 November 2014 | 0 comment
[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 (...)
Posted byon 3 October 2014 | 0 comment
[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 (...)
Posted byon 28 August 2014 | 0 comment
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 (...)
Posted byon 22 August 2014 | 0 comment
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 (...)
Posted byon 24 July 2014 | 0 comment
(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 (...)
Posted byon 20 June 2014 | 0 comment
By our Spanish members, CELEM Coordinadora Española Lobby Europeo de Mujeres. The elimination of the current term legislation, the restriction of assumptions, and the increase of obstacles and red tape for the voluntary interruption of pregnancy that the new Spanish government is proposing, will take us back to past situations, to be compelled to travel abroad, to clandestine abortions, and to the prosecution against doctors and professionals that help women.
The approval of the reform of (...)
Posted byon 9 June 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 6 June 2014] Why is equality only the icing on the cake? Make it a reality for everyday!
Do you believe that women’s rights are human rights and that it is high time equality between women and men was made reality?
Become a “Friend of the European Women’s Lobby" and donate once or on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis!
By becoming a "Friend of the European Women’s Lobby" (EWL), you invest in a brighter future for every girl, woman, man and boy in Europe.
Every day, the EWL is (...)
Posted byon 5 June 2014 | 0 comment
If committed to women’s rights, young women leaders can make a difference for women and girls in Europe! Support the European Women’s Lobby and its innovative training modules in order to have your voice heard at European level, through the commitment of young women leaders.
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is now part of the Catapult community! Catapult is a crowd-funding platform dedicated to gender equality, and is hosting an innovative project of the EWL. EWL’s project consists of (...)
Posted byon 22 May 2014 | 0 comment
Check out our European elections page with our manifesto, reactions of topcandidates Ska Keller, Guy Verhofstadt, Martin Schulz and Jean-Claude Juncker, all other MEPS/candidates who commit to gender equality and our gender audit of the parties’ elections manifestos in the context of our 50/50 campaign.
We need to make sure that women’s rights and gender equality will be at the core of the policies and work of the new European institutions.
"Act now for her future, commit to gender (...)
on 16 May 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 16 May 2014] Tomorrow, the European Women’s Lobby will be present at the open door day of the European institutions. We will be outside the European Parliament, so if you are in Brussels, come and see us!
To celebrate Europe Day in the weeks leading up to the European elections, the EU institutions open their doors to the public in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.