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LAUNCH! European Women’s Voice

LAUNCH! European Women's Voice
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 (...)

Join our launch event for 2015 with the European Women’s Lobby!

Join our launch event for 2015 with the European Women's Lobby!

EWL Beijing+20 in January - Women’s economic independence: the foundation of all rights

EWL Beijing+20 in January - Women's economic independence: the foundation of all rights
[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 (...)
 

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New magazine online! Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity - The need for a ‘Pink Deal’

New magazine online! Women's Economic Independence in Times of Austerity - The need for a ‘Pink Deal'
[Brussels, 27 January 2015] The European Women’s Lobby invites you to the official presentation of the publication ’European Women’s Voice: Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity. The (...)

SOS – DELIVER NOW! Bring back the Maternity Leave Directive

SOS – DELIVER NOW! Bring back the Maternity Leave Directive
[Brussels, 23 September 2014] At the eve of the forthcoming hearings of the new European Commission, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) calls on the new Commission in particular Ms Jourova (...)

Threats to withdraw the Maternity Leave Directive: Measures to protect women’s rights are not red tape

[Brussels, 4 July 2014] The European Women’s Lobby cries scandal as the rhetoric on women’s rights and gender equality takes a blow. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), has learned with dismay about (...)
 

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4 years overdue

In the beginning of the Summer of 2014, the European Commission threatened to withdraw the Directive in 2014 in the name of ‘red tape’. With the forthcoming hearings for the new European (...)

Why we feel that this campaign is necessary, now, and is well over 2 years overdue!

Why we feel that this campaign is necessary, now, and is well over 2 years overdue!
In 2008, the European Commission launched the proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers’ Directive (92/85/EEC) in order to extend maternity leave from the current 14 to 18 weeks, with a mandatory (...)

Call for stories: workplace discrimination of new parents

Call for stories: workplace discrimination of new parents
[Brussels, 12 December 2012] Have you ever experienced discrimination at your workplace during pregnancy or for having had a baby? Have you experienced difficulties in obtaining (...)