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Outcomes and Outlooks:

Outcomes and Outlooks:
Posted on 26 June 2015

[Brussels, 24 April 2015] As part of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) 50/50 campaign, we’re evaluating the results of Finland’s parliamentary election that took place on Sunday, April 19 and looking (...)

Update: 50/50 Campaign 2015

Update: 50/50 Campaign 2015
Posted on 26 June 2015

[Brussels, 17 June 2015, co-authored by Adeline Frontier and Jaimie Just]

The Spring Edition of the EWL’s #5050Campaign is drawing to a close…

Over the past four months the EWL’s #5050campaign (...)

Women only halfway to equality in Europe

Women only halfway to equality in Europe
Posted on 25 June 2015

[Brussels, 25 June 2015] The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) revealed today the results of its second Gender Equality Index. The European Women’s Lobby attended the launch event in (...)

What’s new in the European Commission in (...)

What's new in the European Commission in regards to parity in decision making?
Posted on 26 June 2015

[Brussels, 29 April 2015] It is now a well-known fact that women represent more than half of the population of the European Union, but they are not represented equally in decision-making at all (...)

The EP joins women’s organisations in calling (...)

The EP joins women's organisations in calling for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men
Posted on 9 June 2015

[Brussels, 9 June 2015] Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to adopt an EU Strategy on women’s rights and gender equality, with clear (...)

Abortion for Rape Victims

Abortion for Rape Victims
Posted on 1 June 2015

The letter is a response to the article “Boko Haram Militants Raped Hundreds of Female Captives in Nigeria” in the NYTimes on 18 May 2015.

[NYTimes, 22 May 2015] “Former Captives in Nigeria Tell of (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

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

Join EWL webinar 'Women and the Environment: what's the link?', 19 June 2015
Posted on 15 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!

Ask your MEP to support the FEMM/Noichl report and call for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men!
Posted on 5 June 2015

[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!

Take the #WEstart survey on women's social entrepreneurship in English, French, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish!
Posted on 8 May 2015

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 (...)