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[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 (...)
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[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 (...)
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[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 (...)
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[Brussels, 10 December 2014] The EWL Observatory on violence against women met in Brussels from 7 to 9 December during 3 intensive “Days on Action to end violence against women”.
The experts coming from around 30 countries were working together, sharing experiences and knowledge, discussing strategies and defining priorities. Although the situation across Europe presents many differences in terms of legislation, service provision, protection of women, the experts identified common (...)
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[Brussels, 10 December 2014] On 9 December, EWL participated to meeting on violence against women organised by the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in Brussels to discuss how to enhance cooperation between equality bodies, and European and international organisations.
Colette De Troy, Director of the EWL Observatory on Violence against women gave an overview of the work of the Observatory and highlighted the interest of building links (...)
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[Brussels, 10 December 2014] 10 EU civil society organisations (The European Women’s Lobby, ENAR - European Network against Racism, AGE-Platform Europe, IGLYO, European Network on Religion and Belief, ILGA-Europe, Social Platform, European Disability Forum, Eurochild and European Youth Forum) call on EU decision-makers to show clear commitment on the proposed Horizontal Directive on equal treatment.
EU equal treatment law: time for Member States to act!
Brussels, 5 December 2014 – As EU (...)
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[Brussels, 12 December 2014] Thank you very much for joining Sainte Nicolette in Brussels! We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with us and toasting to the end of another year of feminist action and activism across Europe! Also a big THANK YOU to the fantastic Toy Division & ZL. drawings.
Here you find some pictures of the evening.
For now, we already wish you happy feminist holidays and a patriarchy-free NEW (...)
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[Brussels, 09 December 2014] The second breakfast training on women’s rights and gender equality for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) was held last Wednesday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was a success and gathered 20 MEPs, EP assistants and staff members from several political groups.
The second breakfast training on women’s rights and gender equality was held on Wednesday 3rd December at the European Parliament in Brussels. As part of the innovative project (...)
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[Brussels, 8 December 2014] The wrap-up event of the EWL European Political Mentoring Network took place last Tuesday in Brussels. The event was the opportunity to looking back at two years of an exciting programme which contributed to give visibility to the issues of gender equality and diversity in political decision-making.
The event was opened by Viviane Teitelbaum, President of the European Women’s Lobby, who underlined the great achievements made by the EWL European Political (...)
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[Brussels, 4 December 2014] The European Women’s Lobby invites you to a breakfast meeting.
A Europe free from violence against women: from the grassroots to the transnational level.
This meeting brings together 30 experts of the European Women’s Lobby Observatory on Violence Against Women and will discuss how the work of grassroots women’s rights organisations can translate into concrete action at European and national level.
Hosted by Beatriz Becerra, Member of the European Parliament. (...)