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Who is benefitting from the crime of trafficking?

Who is benefitting from the crime of trafficking? Stop Hypocrisy. Time to act now!
Posted on 21 May 2015

[Brussels, 21 May 2015] As the 5th meeting of the EU Civil Society Platform on Trafficking in Human Beings is about to start, our organisations call on the EU member states and the European (...)

The EU is further off-track to deliver an (...)

The EU is further off-track to deliver an inclusive, sustainable, social and equal Europe
Posted on 19 May 2015

[Brussels, 19 May 2015] The European Union is failing to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy, which is urgently needed to bring the Europe 2020 Strategy back on track - in particular to combat (...)

Stop Surrogacy Now!

Stop Surrogacy Now!
Posted on 13 May 2015

[Brussels, 12 May 2015] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has signed, together with more than 160 personalities and organisations, the statement ’Stop surrogacy now!’, which has been unveiled on 11 (...)

Abortion for Rape Victims

Abortion for Rape Victims
Posted on 27 May 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 (...)

Need for new equality strategy to create (...)

Need for new equality strategy to create equal opportunities and end discrimination
Posted on 8 May 2015

[Brussels 7 May 2015] Communication from FEMM Committee. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality committee calls on the Commission to adopt a new separate (...)

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

What's new in the European Commission in regards to parity in decision making?
Posted on 6 May 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 (...)

Appeals & Urgent Actions

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 (...)

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

The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped
Posted on 7 May 2015

[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!

EQUALITY NOW urges to take action for a women UN Secretary-General!
Posted on 29 April 2015

[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 (...)