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Please get involved and help make a difference! Here you will find a non-exhaustive list of campaigns taking place across Europe for which your support is needed. If you would like to inform the EWL of an action you require support for, please e-mail ewl@womenlobby.org.

 
 

Join our Beijing+20 activities all year long in 2015!

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 11 December 2014 | 0 comment

Join our Beijing+20 activities all year long in 2015!

[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 (...)

Sign the petition against against the legalisation of school segregation in Hungary

From our members in Hungary

on 28 November 2014 | 0 comment

Sign the petition against against the legalisation of school segregation in Hungary

[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 (...)

Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 11 November 2014 | 0 comment

Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!

[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 (...)

Speak out for 5 October - International Day of No Prostitution

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 3 October 2014 | 0 comment

Speak out for 5 October - International Day of No Prostitution

[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’

Posted by Elena Brolis on 28 August 2014 | 0 comment

Join the campaign ‘Our Girls Afrika - End Child Marriage NOW'

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 by Giulia Mirizzi on 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 (...)

Sign the petition to get at least 10 female EU commissioners! #TenOrMore

Posted by Elena Brolis on 24 July 2014 | 0 comment

Sign the petition to get at least 10 female EU commissioners! #TenOrMore

(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 (...)

Petition - Withdraw the draft bill for the reform of the Spanish Abortion Law

Posted by Elvira Buijink on 20 June 2014 | 0 comment

Petition - Withdraw the draft bill for the reform of the Spanish Abortion Law

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 (...)

Is the icing on your cake feminist? Support the European Women’s Lobby!

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 9 June 2014 | 0 comment

Is the icing on your cake feminist? Support the European Women's Lobby!

[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 (...)

Want your voice to be heard in the new European Parliament? Support EWL innovative training project on Catapult!

Young women leaders become women’s and girls’ voice

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 5 June 2014 | 0 comment

Want your voice to be heard in the new European Parliament? Support EWL innovative training project on Catapult!

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 (...)

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