Posted byon 21 May 2015 | 0comment
[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 Commission to take concrete steps towards the elimination of trafficking in human beings.
While we welcome the work of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to put the issue on the European agenda, we see no concrete progress towards the elimination of the pervasive phenomenon of trafficking in human (...)
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[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 poverty, create quality jobs, invest in early child development, equality for all, including gender equality and ensure environmental sustainability. This is the critical assessment of the Semester Alliance, a broad European coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and (...)
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[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 May worldwide. Stop Surrogacy Now brings together a worldwide, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse group opposed to the exploitation of women and the human trafficking of children through surrogacy.
The statement has also been published on 12 May in the French newspaper Libération and (...)
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[Brussels, 11 May 2015] Are you following the @EUPanelWatch twitter account yet? This social media space wants draw attention to the overrepresentation of men on Brussels conferences, panel and debates and contribute to a shift towards more diversity.
@EUPanelWatch monitors the representation of women who, as half the world’s population, also (under-)represent different backgrounds, ages, abilities and orientations and likewise promotes well-represented panels.
The European Women’s Lobby (...)
Posted byon 8 May 2015 | 0comment
[Brussels, 24 April 2015] The European Women’s Lobby members, President Viviane Teitelbaum and the EWL Team in Brussels are delighted to invite you to a high-level seminar which will gather major actors in the field of women’s and girls’ rights, and will look back on 25 years of feminist action & activism and forward to the future of gender equality in Europe.
Registrations are closed
Friday 29 May 2015 16:00 - 18:00 Venue: Brussels Parliament - Palais des Glaces - Rue du (...)
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[Brussels, 8 May 2015] Did you know that only 16% of photos in European newspaper show women over 45 years of age (according to the project “You can’t be what you can’t see”). In the EU, women account for only 24% of people that we hear or read about in the news. Moreover, while men are asked to speak as experts, women continue to be considered as victims or readers or watchers belonging to the general public.
In May, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) focuses on Women and the Economy, as part of (...)
Posted byon 8 May 2015 | 0comment
[Brussels, 8 May 2015] This week, the European Women’s Lobby organised a series of activities which brought the issue of surrogacy to the attention of decision-makers, NGOs and the general public. An increasing phenomenon, surrogacy is not addressed yet in Europe as a women’s rights and children’s rights issue, and sees its market organise and grow as a multimillion dollars industry globally. These two days of advocacy on surrogacy were part of EWL work on women’s health in the framework of EWL (...)
Posted byon 7 May 2015 | 0comment
[Brussels, 6 May 2015] The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee meeting of May decided on very important issues.
Challenging the MEPs, pregnant women workers and mothers of young children attended the meeting to show their support and address the danger of the Commission’s plans to withdraw the directive after four years’ of deadlock in the Council.
The Committee adopted the resolution on the maternity leave directive by 19 votes in favour, 3 against and 11 abstentions, allowing it (...)
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[Brussels, 5 May 2015] A new Management Committee was elected at the General Assembly (GA) of the Social Platform for a period of two years. Borbala Juhasz, EWL Vice-President and President of the Hungarian Women’s Lobbywas elected among the seven members which include Secretary General of Eurochild Jana Hainsworth (President), Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Barbara Helfferich (Vice-President), Managing Director of AGE Maciej Kucharczyck (Vice-President), Secretary General of (...)
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[JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 29th April 2015]
Fostering intergenerational solidarity and cooperation through age-friendly environments: the right answer to Europe’s demographic challenge
AGE Platform Europe, the Confederation of Family Organisa-tions in the European Union (COFACE), Eurochild, the European Women’s Lobby and the European Youth Forum unite to celebrate the European Day of Solidarity between Generations and raise awareness of the need to address Europe’s demographic challenge (...)