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Find out here about all calls to action initiated by the EWL, its members and partners, and how you can get involved right now and make a difference!

  • 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.
    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 (...) Read more

  • 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 (...) Read more

  • 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! Read more

  • 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 (...) Read more

  • 343 European women demand legalisation of ‪abortion‬ in Europe!

    [Brussels, 06 January 2015] On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the law legalising abortion in France, the French member of the European Women’s Lobby, la Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes launched a petition to collect signatures of 343 women demanding legalisation of abortion in Europe by 17 January 2015.
    343 European women demanding to legalize abortion in Europe!
    We are looking for 343 women from all over Europe to sign the following text, to be printed in (...) Read more

  • Join our Beijing+20 activities all year long in 2015!

    [Brussels, 11 December 2014] 2015 will be a very special year for the European Women’s Lobby (EWL): we will celebrate our 25th anniversary and commemorate the 20 years of the Beijing Platform for action. We have already planned a series of activities to raise awareness on women’s rights all year long, and to celebrate 25 years of activism and change making!
    Each month, according to our unique and exciting 2015 calendar, we will focus on one of the 12 critical areas of the Beijing Platform (...) Read more

  • Sign the petition against against the legalisation of school segregation in Hungary

    [Budapest, 28 November 2014] The Hungarian Parliament is about to vote on a bill next week (prepared by the Minister of Human Resources responsible for education, culture, health, social issues and equal opportunities, and Roma integration too, Mr Balog) which would make it his (the minister’s) sole right to exempt schools from the power of the antisegregation education law and the equal treatment law.
    Racial or ethnic discrimination is prohibited in Hungary under Hungarian law (based on (...) Read more

  • Help Save Prostituted Women in India! #Punishthepimp not the Women!

    [New Delhi, India, 11 November 2014] Three million girls and women are trapped in prostitution in India. Most are between nine and thirteen years of age. The majority are from scheduled castes and backward classes-Dalits and OBCs. On average, they are raped by eight or ten customers a night for the profit of pimps.
    The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women in India proposes to legalise prostitution in India. This means legalising the profiteers of the sex-industry and their (...) Read more

  • Speak out for 5 October - International Day of No Prostitution

    [Montréal, 3 October 2014] The 5th of October is the International Day of No Prostitution. you can make your voice heard towards a world free from prostitution! Make a picture of yourself with #niclientnicomplice and #idontbuysex and post it on your social media, together with #HeforShe. Or send it to http://niclientnicomplice.tumblr.com/submit.
    The European Women’s Lobby and the Brussels’ Call support the campaign of the Canadian association CLES (Concertation des Luttes contre (...) Read more


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