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From words to action: women can’t wait 20 more years to enjoy their full human rights

From words to action: women can't wait 20 more years to enjoy their full human rights
[Lisbon, 10 October 2014] Today, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) launched its report “1995-2015: From Words to Action” which assesses the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in (...)

Feminism and videogames? Check it out! - Feminist Frequency

Feminist Frequency is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. The video series was created by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 and largely serves as an (...)

Nordic Forum launches new action for women’s rights!

Nordic Forum launches new action for women's rights!
[Malmö, 15 June 2014] From 12 to 15 June 2014, almost 20 000 feminists met in Malmö (Sweden) during the Nordic Forum, to shape new strategies towards the realisation of equality between women and (...)
 

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EWL Statement on Self-Regulation of Advertising by the Cosmetics Industry

[Brussels, 04 July 2012] The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU), welcomes the adoption of a Charter and Guiding Principles (...)

EWL Statement of Concern on Sexism and Stereotyping of Women in Danish Advertising (April 2010)

The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisations of women’s associations in the European Union, notes with great concern the prevalence of sexism and stereotyped images of women in (...)

Contribution to the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities Working Group on Women and the Media (April 2010)

The EWL in April 2010 submitted a first Contribution to the Working Group on Women and Media of the European Commission Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men. With input (...)
 

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Petition: Say NO to sexist ads!

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 (...)

Support the movement to end digital enhancement of models in magazines!

Support the movement to end digital enhancement of models in magazines!
[Brussels, 09 July 2012] A movement is underway among young girls in the US to get teenager magazines to stop photoshopping their models. In response to a media campaign and petition by a (...)

Join the Name It. Change It. campaign against sexism in the media!

Join the Name It. Change It. campaign against sexism in the media!
[Brussels, 18 November 2011] Widespread sexism in the media is one of the top problems facing women. A highly toxic media environment persists for women candidates, often negatively affecting (...)