Posted byon 20 March 2015 | 0comment
[Brussels 17 March 2015] The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester calls for the European Fund for Strategic Investment – EFSI - (the so-called Investment Package) to focus on achieving the Europe 2020 targets, which include a reduction of poverty, a 75% employment rate for women and men by 2020, reduction in school-drop out, increase in energy efficiency and more investment in Research and Development.
The Alliance notes that the potential of the Europe (...)
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MEPs’ last attempt to save maternity leave extension Article on euractiv.com - Monday 16 March 2015
"MEPs are working around the clock to break the seven-year impasse on extending maternity leave, after European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he would withdraw the proposed law within six months if the deadlock between Parliament and EU ministers was not broken."
EU needs wake-up call on gender equality Parliament Magazine, Tuesday 10 March 2015 Women and girls (...)
Posted byon 14 March 2015 | 0comment
[New York, 8 March 2015] On International Women’s Day, the NGO CSW/NY Committee awarded Ruchira Gupta as the ’Woman of Distinction 2015’. The European Women’s Lobby congratulates the NGO CSW/NY for this choice, as Ruchira Gupta, founder of Apne Aap, is a great partner of the EWL is its work on ending sex trafficking and violence against women, and raising awareness on the inherent violence and harm of the system of prostitution on all women. Watch an extract from her speech below.
The NGO (...)
on 27 February 2015 | 0comment
[Petition of our colleagues at CATW] Prior to and during World War II, Japan’s Imperial Army established a system of brothels in its zones of combat specifically designed for military use, called "comfort stations." Women and girls as young as 13 years old were enticed, kidnapped or coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military and its designated agents. Historians estimate that as many as 200,000 women and girls throughout Asia and the Pacific, the majority from Korea, were (...)
on 13 February 2015 | 0comment
* Afghan women protest at absence of female ministers in new cabinet
"Women take to the streets of Kabul after pre-election promises of fair gender representation fail to materialise in ministerial appointments." The Guardian - Read the article here
* Des militants réclament la pénalisation des "prostitueurs"
"Alors que Dominique Strauss-Kahn est entendu mardi 10 février 2015 et ce jusqu’à jeudi au palais de justice de Lille dans le cadre du procès de proxénétisme du Carlton, une dizaine de (...)
on 30 January 2015 | 0comment
The Cost Of Inequality In Women’s Work by Nuria Molina, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at ActionAid UK.
It’s that Davos time of the year, when a bunch of powerful men gather in a luxurious Swiss ski resort to re-assure the 99% that the global economy is in good hands. Read more
Georgieva to push for 40% women in Commission’s top positions - article in Euractiv
In a move to bring more gender balance to EU institutions, the European Commissioner in charge of budget and human (...)
Posted byon 14 January 2015 | 0comment
[Press release, 14 January 2014] “Over 60% of university graduates are female, but only 18.6% of board members of largest listed companies are women. That is clear sign that concrete measures need to be taken to remedy the situation”, said the representative of incoming Latvian Presidency, Zanda Kalnina-Lukaševica in a debate with MEPs on women on company boards on Tuesday evening. “Major step on the road to effective gender equality need to be made and the adoption of women on board’s (...)
Posted byon 22 December 2014 | 0comment
[Brussels, 22 December 2014] The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), the International Roma Women’s Network (IRWN) and Phenjalipe, the Informal Network of Romani Women are calling for applications from Romani women from the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania and Sweden to act as National Roma Women Contact Point for the project “Making Roma Women’s Voices and Votes Count”, implemented with the support of the Ministry for Foreign A-airs of Finland.
The full and equitable (...)
Posted byon 8 December 2014 | 0comment
[UN Women, December 2014] In 2015, the Beijing Platform for Action runs 20. As part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, this month’s focus is on Human rights of Women. You can find more information on UN Women Beijing+20 website: facts and figures, take the quizz!, interviews, news from the world and videos, resources.
Women’s and girls’ rights are human rights. They cover every aspect of life – health, education, political participation, economic well-being and freedom from violence, among many (...)
Posted byon 8 December 2014 | 0comment
[Press release of the Coalition against trafficking in women, New York, December 1, 2014] The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) applauds the legislatures of Canada and Ireland for their historic passage of laws that respectively target the demand for prostitution or buyers of sex, and decriminalize prostituted individuals. In Ireland, on November 25, 2014, the Cabinet passed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill of 2014 that criminalizes solely the purchase of sex, while (...)