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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.

 
 

Join EWL webinar ’Women and the Environment: what’s the link?’, 19 June 2015

#B20envi

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 15 June 2015 | 0comment

Join EWL webinar 'Women and the Environment: what's the link?', 19 June 2015

[Brussels, 5 June 2015] In the framework of its Beijing+20 Year of Action, in June the EWL focuses on Women and the Environment, and organises a webinar with its members and partners, on 19 June from 11am to 12am (Brussels time).

Protecting the environment and addressing the impact of our lifestyles on biodiversity are largely considered as essential matters in the building of more sustainable and equal societies. However, the link between women and the environment is not always obvious (...)

Ask your MEP to support the FEMM/Noichl report and call for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men!

Take action before the vote of the European Parliament on 9 June!

Posted by Pierrette Pape on 5 June 2015 | 0comment

Ask your MEP to support the FEMM/Noichl report and call for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men!

[Brussels, 4 June 2015] On Tuesday 9 June, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on a report calling for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men. Such Strategy is very important to help coordinate efforts at national and European level to realise the human rights of women and girls, and improve their daily lives. The report to be voted on has been drafted by Ms Noichl from the FEMM Committee (Women’s rights and gender equality Committee), the EP Committee (...)

Take the #WEstart survey on women’s social entrepreneurship in English, French, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish!

on 8 May 2015 | 0comment

Take the #WEstart survey on women's social entrepreneurship in English, French, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish!

This survey is a key component of the EWL’s ‪#‎WEstart‬ project, a year-long, first of its kind research project that looks at the state of women’s social entrepreneurship in 10 countries in Europe.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/women...

Your feedback will help the EWL ensure that national & EU level policy makers understand more about women’s social entrepreneurship, in order to better support women social entrepreneurs throughout Europe (AND you can win a trip to (...)

The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped

SIGN THE PETITION #delivernow

on 7 May 2015 | 0comment

The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped

[Brussells, 17 April 2015] Article by COFACE whom we are joining forces with to unblock the EU Maternity Leave Directive.

We finally have some news about the EU Maternity Leave Directive – and it’s pretty desperate. But let us quickly recap what happened until now:

– the EU Maternity leave Directive was originally adopted in 1992, introducing measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, and workers who recently gave birth or are breastfeeding.

– (...)

EQUALITY NOW urges to take action for a women UN Secretary-General!

Posted by Julie Chretiennot on 29 April 2015 | 0comment

EQUALITY NOW urges to take action for a women UN Secretary-General!

[Brussels, 29th April] EQUALITY NOW, working to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world, explains:

“The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.” (Charter of the United Nations, Article 8)

The United Nations (UN), an organization grounded in the principle of respect for equal rights and with a self-prescribed goal of (...)

Take the #WEstart survey on women’s social entrepreneurship!

Also available in French, Italian, Swedish and Lithuanian!

Posted by Elvira Buijink on 23 April 2015 | 0comment

Take the #WEstart survey on women's social entrepreneurship!

This survey is a key component of the EWL’s ‪#‎WEstart‬ project, a year-long, first of its kind research project that looks at the state of women’s social entrepreneurship in 10 countries in Europe.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/women...

Your feedback will help the EWL ensure that national & EU level policy makers understand more about women’s social entrepreneurship, in order to better support women social entrepreneurs throughout Europe (AND you can win a trip to (...)

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

Posted by Elvira Buijink on 10 April 2015 | 0comment

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

[Brussels 10 April, 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 (...)

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