Press kits

Background information on various themes, designed especially for journalists.

  • Women in the EU: Facts, Figures & Quotes - Press Briefing March 2012

    UPDATED 23 April 2012!
    In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2012, the EWL has for the third year running prepared a thematic briefing on gender equality in Europe today especially designed for media professionals. For each theme, you will find key facts and figures, as well as quotes from the EWL ready to use (but do not hesitate to contact EWL Communications and Media Officer Leanda Barrington-Leach on +32 2 210 02 27 for more!). With full references included, this is a valuable (...) Read more

  • Launch of European Campaign to END PROSTITUTION - Press Pack

    On 17 June 2011 the EWL launched its Europe-wide campaign to put an end to prostitution, which it considers to be a form of violence and oppression. The press conference saw the unveiling of a thought-provoking video clip portraying a young male prostitute tending to the desires of a stream of women. The one-minute clip is the work of French film director Frédérique Pollet Rouyer and Belgian film director, Patric Jean, whose 2007 documentary ‘La domination masculine’ won critical acclaim. A (...) Read more

  • Women in EU: Facts, Figures & Quotes - Press Briefing March 2011

    In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2011, the EWL has for the second year running prepared a thematic briefing on gender equality in Europe today especially designed for media professionals. For each theme, you will find key facts and figures, as well as quotes from the EWL ready to use (but do not hesitate to contact Leanda Barrington-Leach on +32 2 210 02 20 for more!). With full references included, this is a valuable resource to keep on hand for the coming year. Contents: Women (...) Read more

  • European Network of Migrant Women - Press Pack

    Two years after its formation and the commencement of its activities, the official launch of the European Network of Migrant Women will take place on Friday 18 June in Brussels in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee.
    The European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) is an innovative network bringing together more than one hundred non-governmental and non-profit organisations from 16 European Union countries to democratically represent the concerns, needs and interests (...) Read more

  • Women in EU: Facts, Figures & Quotes - Press Briefing March 2010

    [Brussels, 03 March 2010] In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2010, the EWL has prepared a thematic briefing on gender equality in Europe today. For each theme, you will find key facts and figures, as well as quotes from the EWL ready to use.
    Contents: Decision-Making Economic Autonomy Poverty Violence Education and Training Media
    Click on the image to download the full document in Word (...) Read more

  • Women in EU Top Jobs - Press Briefing

    This press briefing contains up-to-date information and a wealth of resources for journalists to cover the question of gender balance in the nominations to the EU Top Jobs by the member states (President of the European Council, High Representative for EU External Affairs, College of Commissioners).
    Contents: EWL resources Other resources Press coverage Letter from Ms. Margot Wallström, Ms. Diana Wallis and Ms. Neelie Kroes to press on 15.11.2009 Letter of MEPs to European Council (...) Read more

  • Violence against Women: Some facts and figures

    Violence is a gendered problem
    “In the UK, two women die each week at the hands of a partner or an ex-partner. 80.000 women experience rape or attempted rape. There are male victims, yes, but the truth is that this is a war against women because they are women.” (Trevor Phillips, Chair Equality and Human Rights Commission, 26/11/07). "Over 99 percent of rape is perpetrated by men, but it’s a women’s issue?" (Katz: Violence Against Women Is a Men’s Issue, 2008)
    The home: the most dangerous (...) Read more

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