Posted byon 26 January 2015 | 0 comment
The European women’s Lobby is launching the first publication of the year.
The European Women’s Voice: Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity.
Read about how women are affected by austerity measures around Europe and discover creative, feminist, economic models that can provide solutions.
Gather your friend(s) and #PlayTheGame at the end of the publication to get an idea of the life of a women hit by austerity measures.
Read it here: http://bit.ly/1yXec13
Download it in PDF (...)
on 26 January 2015 | 0 comment
The Female Economy. How can you benefit from the growing role played by women, and from their ever-increasing spending power?
5 March 2015 • Vlerick Business School• Brussels
Are you ready to take charge of your career? The JUMP Forum combines a full-day of learning with international visionary speakers on plenary conferences, skill-building workshops for your personal & professional lives and networking facilities. The JUMP Forum is the biggest single day event dedicated to boosting (...)
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Posted byon 12 January 2015 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 12 January 2015] Last Friday, the EWL and other EU anti-discrimination networks participated in a roundtable discussion with Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. On this occasion, the invited organisations agreed on a common statement calling on Frans Timmermans to strengthen equality and fundamental rights protection in the EU.
The joint statement is also available in PDF here.
JOINT STATEMENT (...)
on 5 January 2015 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 5 January 2014] Did you know that at the current pace of progress, it will take 70 years to close the gender pay gap and 40 years to see equal share of housework in Europe? That women are 4 times more likely than men to work part-time? And that women bear a disproportionate share of tax burdens?
In January, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) focuses on Women and the Economy, as part of its Beijing+20 campaign. Read and share EWL’s factsheet about Women and the Economy, which is part (...)
on 23 December 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 21 December 2014] The Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention)is an internationally recognised, visionary treaty with great potential to become an effective tool for ending violence against women and girls. This new Council of Europe Convention is an extremely important step towards equality between women and men, and considering this, we believe the process of monitoring this Convention should be transparent, and take into account the views of (...)
on 23 December 2014 | 0 comment
From the EWL staff in Brussels!
Joanna, Colette, Mary, Malpuri, Jessica, Serap, Marion, Elvira, Valentina, Sophie, Emily, Pierrette and Mary-Ann!
Re-live the most memorable moments here:
Posted byon 12 December 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 10 December 2014] On Thursday 11th December, the Council of the EU will discuss the Maternity Leave Directive, the Women on Boards Directive and the EU Directive on Equal Treatment. In a letter sent to the 28 Permanent Representations to the EU, the European Women’s Lobby calls on EU Ministers to take action to unblock the negotiations of these crucial Directives for women’s rights and gender equality.
Tomorrow, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (...)
on 12 December 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 5 December 2014] The European Women’s Lobby and 19 other gender equality and environmental organisations, including trade unions and consumer groups, call on the European Commission to ignore a hit list of proposals that business lobbyists want ditched by the new executive.
The undersigned organisations, representing diverse public interests, strongly oppose the worrying deregulatory tendency under the headline of ‘cutting red tape’. The open letter is a response to the statement (...)
Posted byon 11 December 2014 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 10 December 2014] On Monday 8 December, more than 120 persons reached out to the welcoming meeting room of the Mission of Norway to the EU, to discuss the Nordic model as an inspiration for the realisation of gender equality.
This event, co-organised by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Norway Mission, came 3 months after the evaluation of the Norwegian law on prostitution, and aimed at feeding into the European discussion on women’s rights, at the eve of the 20 years of (...)