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Latest news from the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels

  • AGORA welcoming & fundraising party in Brussels - Thursday 03.09.2015 - 7.30pm

    The European Women’s Lobby is delighted to invite you to meet the feminists from across Europe who are attending the first ever Young Feminist Summer School in Brussels.
    Join us in welcoming the next generation of change-makers on Thursday 3rd September at Bravo from 7.30pm! Address: Rue d’Alost, 7, Brussels
    Entry: €5 including 1 free glass of Cava
    All donations go directly to support the AGORA Summer School
    #agora2015 @EuropeanWomen
    See the full invitation here
    More about the feminist (...) Read more

  • Cher.e.s délégué.e.s d’Amnesty International à Dublin, N’abandonnez pas les femmes les plus vulnérables, N’offrez pas une impunité complète aux proxénètes et acheteurs de sexe !

    En votant « oui » à la politique dite de « décriminalisation du travail du sexe », Amnesty international se couperait des mouvements de lutte pour l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, des associations de survivantes de la prostitution, de femmes migrantes, de femmes autochtones, des minorités et des associations de lutte contre l’exploitation sexuelle et la traite des êtres humains. Le Conseil international d’Amnesty est invité à voter une politique sur le “travail du sexe”. Cette politique (...) Read more

  • Amnesty International Delegates in Dublin: Do Not Turn Your Back on the Most Vulnerable Women, Do Not Offer Impunity to Pimps and Sex Buyers

    Voting yes to the decriminalisation of prostitution would be legitimizing an industry predicated on the sexual exploitation of women and children. Such a move would irreparably damage Amnesty International’s credibility on gender equality and with prostitution survivors, women migrants, indigenous women, minority groups and anti-trafficking movements. Amnesty International’s International Council has been invited to adopt a policy on “sex work” which would urge States to repeal (...) Read more

  • EWL’s call to Amnesty International: protect the human rights of ALL women and girls to build a society based on equality, justice and respect

    [Brussels, 5 August 2015] This week, Amnesty International delegates will meet to discuss, amongst other issues, a policy on “sex work” which calls for the decriminalisation of “sex work”. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is deeply concerned about this positioning of Amnesty International, which we believe will have a detrimental impact on the lives of not only the persons currently involved in prostitution (whether they’ve been trafficked or not), but also on the lives of all women and girls and (...) Read more

  • EWL Beijing+20 in August – Her future: empowering the girl child for the future of women’s rights

    [Brussels, 3 August 2015] Did you know that one in ten women have experienced some form of sexual abuse before the age of 15? that girls are more at risk of addiction to alcohol and cigarettes, and more at risk of getting eating disorders? that new technologies offer opportunities for girls to speak out?
    In August, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) focuses on The Girl Child, as part of its Beijing+20 campaign. Read and share EWL’s factsheet on the girl child, which is part of EWL report “From (...) Read more

  • EWL & over 40 NGOs urge Germany to unblock proposed European Equal Treatment Directive

    [Berlin, 23 July 2015] The European Women’s Lobby today signed a joint appeal to the German Federal Government: "Towards a Consistent Level of Protection Against Discrimination in Europe." over 40 NGOs aim to overcome Germany’s blocking of the proposed European Equal Treatment Directive.
    The statement is available in German here See Deutscher Frauenrat, our member’s website for more details in German @Frauenrat
    The statement Protection against discrimination is a fundamental right that is (...) Read more

  • Fund a feminist now! // European Women’s Lobby #agora2015

    [Brussels, 9 July 2015] We hope you’re enjoying the Summer – We have an exciting project to share with you!
    From 3 to 6 September 2015, the European Women’s Lobby will organise the AGORA, the first ever European young feminist summer school, in Brussels!
    To ensure that 50 young change-makers can take part in this unique opportunity and that no one will be excluded, we ask for your generosity.
    Your donation helps us to connect this group of feminist activists across Europe, who are (...) Read more

  • Women social entrepreneurs changing Europe // Conference 11.09.2015

    [Brussels, 10 July 2015] EWL invites you to a dynamic, first-of-its-kind event on women’s social entrepreneurship in Europe!
    Join EU and national level policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs and experts for the presentation of EWL’s groundbreaking WEstart research, hear first-hand from women social entrepreneurs, and participate in an interactive policy debate with key actors!
    Friday September 11, 10:00 - 16:00
    For more information, contact us at WEstartconference@gmail.com — at European (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby celebrates 25 years of feminist activism!

    [Brussels, 5 June 2015] On May 29, the European Women’s Lobby celebrated her 25th anniversary in Brussels with members from all over Europe and many feminist friends!
    The EWL would like to thank Charles Picqué, President of the Brussels Parliament for his hospitality and Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Malin Björk, Member of the European Parliament, Nora Kiss, Portuguese Network of Young Alicia Arbid, Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and (...) Read more

  • EWL General Assembly in Brussels (30-31 May)

    [Brussels, 5 June 2015] On 30-31 May 2015, the European Women’s Lobby held an action packed Annual General Assembly in Brussels. Over 100 participants representing our members from across Europe came together to imagine and strategise for a Feminist Europe. As we celebrated our 25 years of feminist activism in Europe, we approved a new Strategic Framework; elected new Board Members from Germany, Portugal and Serbia and approved emergency motions on the peace negotiations in Cyprus, the (...) Read more


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