Posted byon 6 January 2015 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 06 January 2015] On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the law legalising abortion in France, the French member of the European Women’s Lobby, la Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes launched a petition to collect signatures of 343 women demanding legalisation of abortion in Europe by 17 January 2015.
343 European women demanding to legalize abortion in Europe!
We are looking for 343 women from all over Europe to sign the following text, to be printed in (...)
Posted byon 11 December 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 11 December 2014] 2015 will be a very special year for the European Women’s Lobby (EWL): we will celebrate our 25th anniversary and commemorate the 20 years of the Beijing Platform for action. We have already planned a series of activities to raise awareness on women’s rights all year long, and to celebrate 25 years of activism and change making!
Each month, according to our unique and exciting 2015 calendar, we will focus on one of the 12 critical areas of the Beijing Platform (...)
on 28 November 2014 | 0 comment
[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.
Racial or ethnic discrimination is prohibited in Hungary under Hungarian law (based on (...)
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!
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