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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.

 
 

SAVE THE DATE - European Women’s Lobby 25 years celebration - 29.05.2015

Posted by Elvira Buijink on 16 March 2015 | 0comment

SAVE THE DATE - European Women's Lobby 25 years celebration - 29.05.2015

[Brussels 16 March, 2015] In 1990 the European Women’s Lobby was created in response to a growing awareness of the need to defend women’s interests at European level. So this year we celebrate 25 years of feminist action and activism all over Europe! On May 29, 2015 you are invited to join EWL’s members in Brussels for debate, music and celebrations! More info soon!

Petition: Say NO to sexist ads!

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 14 March 2015 | 0comment

Petition: Say NO to sexist ads!

[March 2015] For International Women’s Day, WECAMS (Women’s European Coalition Against Media Sexism) issues a petition asking the European Union to strengthen its laws against sexism in the media in line with the views of the European Parliament ( 2008/2038; 2010/1751; 2012/2116) and treat sexism in the same way as racism or xenophobia.

The media have a great responsibility in promoting equality between women and men. For too long, the representations of women have been misused by the media (...)

Join the Marche Mondiale des Femmes on 06/03 in Brussels!

on 27 February 2015 | 0comment

Join the Marche Mondiale des Femmes on 06/03 in Brussels!

Check out the activities in your country around International Women’s Day of March 8! In Brussels, you can join the International March of Women on Friday March 6. Here is the facebook event and more info on their website.

IndignAção contra a violência sexual - Sign the petition

From our members in Portugal

on 13 February 2015 | 0comment

IndignAção contra a violência sexual - Sign the petition

[Lisbon, 12 February 2015] The Association of Women Against Violence is trying for more than 20 years to implement specialized, integrated and articulated support services for survivors of sexual violence, in Portugal. It’s time to change!

The survey results of the Agency for Fundamental Rights of the European Union [FRA, Violence against women survey, 2012] estimate that 3.7 million women in the EU were victims of sexual violence in 2011; in Portugal 41,542 women and girls in 2011 were (...)

Play the Feminist Austerity Game

Posted by Malpuri Groth on 13 February 2015 | 0comment

Play the Feminist Austerity Game

The board game!

Instructions and question.

Read the whole publication here: http://bit.ly/1yXec13

343 European women demand legalisation of ‪abortion‬ in Europe!

Posted by Jessica Machacova on 6 January 2015 | 0comment

343 European women demand legalisation of ‪abortion‬ in Europe!

[Brussels, 06 January 2015] On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the law legalising abortion in France, the French member of the European Women’s Lobby, la Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes launched a petition to collect signatures of 343 women demanding legalisation of abortion in Europe by 17 January 2015.

343 European women demanding to legalize abortion in Europe!

We are looking for 343 women from all over Europe to sign the following text, to be printed in (...)

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

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 11 December 2014 | 0comment

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 | 0comment

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 | 0comment

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 | 0comment

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 (...)

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