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  • The case of Mirela Čavajda and the right of women to termination of pregnancy in Croatia

    The case of Mirela Čavajda and the right of women to termination of pregnancy in Croatia

    [Zagreb, 10 May 2022] Last week the media reported on case of Mirela Čavajda. She was 25 weeks pregnant when doctors informed her that her foetus had a brain tumour and will either die or live with severe malformations, but most probably will die before birth. She sought help in all hospitals in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, but they all refused to terminate the pregnancy and doctors advised her to go home and wait for the baby to die or to seek the procedure in the neighbouring Slovenia (...) Read more

  • EWL Analysis of the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

    EWL Analysis of the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

    [Brussels, 10 May 2022] The European Women’s Lobby releases its analysis of the Commission Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: a first step towards a Europe free of male violence against women and girls.
    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) generally welcomed the Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence earlier this year.
    Following the general acknowledgement that the Directive is indeed a (...) Read more

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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