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  • Compassion, Solidarity and having an inclusive safe space- AGORA 2018

    Compassion, Solidarity and having an inclusive safe space- AGORA 2018

    Shucheesmita Simonti participated in our #AGORA2018 young feminist summer camp. She is currently based in The Hague, Netherlands, remotely working as policy director of SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd. and Editor of Women Chapter English. Part of Women Deliver Young Leader 2018 Program.
    I grew up in Bangladesh and later moved to India for pursuing higher studies. In both the countries, I met countless women who have stories that break one’s heart- stories of oppression, violence and (...) Read more

  • EWL Observatory on Violence Against Women Meets in Brussels

    EWL Observatory on Violence Against Women Meets in Brussels

    [Brussels, September 12 2018] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory on Violence against Women (VAW), came together in Brussels for two days to discuss burning issues on VAW and to develop our working priorities for 2019.
    The EWL Observatory on Violence against Women is a unique structure in Europe which brings together a dynamic group of women from more than 30 countries in Europe (professionals, women’s rights defenders, front-line NGOs activists, etc.) with outstanding experience (...) Read more

  • #AGORA2018 – A Gathering of open Hearts and open Minds

    #AGORA2018 – A Gathering of open Hearts and open Minds

    Emma Rainey attended the fourth edition of the AGORA 2018 Young Feminist Summer Camp after being selected from amongst 250+ applications. Organised by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), 40 young feminists from across Europe gathered for five days in Brussels (29 Aug – 2 Sept.) for participant-led activities that aimed to reconnect and reinforce young feminist activism. Emma also tweeted during the event using #AGORA2018 and you can follow her on Twitter at @afootin2places.
    Growing up in (...) Read more

  • 4th edition of AGORA

    4th edition of AGORA

    [Brussels 13 September 2018] On the occasion of the 4th edition of our AGORA – Young Feminist Summer Camp (29 August to 2 September), we gathered a group of 40 brilliant and inspiring young feminists to work across borders and to amplify the feminist network in Europe!
    This 5-day participatory summer camp aimed at empowering young women to be activist leaders in a changing world by giving them a space to share experience, knowledge and ideas whilst answering to the question: ‘How can we (...) Read more

  • EXIT Prostitution International Conference

    EXIT Prostitution International Conference

    [Brussels 31 August 2018] The Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights in cooperation with the European Women’s Lobby invite you to the EXIT Conference.
    Date: 21 September 2018 Location: Lisbon Youth Centre Rua de Moscavide, 1998, Lisboa Expo, Portugal
    In the framework of women’s human rights and gender equality, the objectives of the conference are: to promote knowledge and debate on the most recent developments in public policies regarding the system of prostitution; to contribute to a (...) Read more

  • Implementing Norms, Changing Minds: EWL meets with Women’s Organisations from the Western Balkans and Turkey

    Implementing Norms, Changing Minds: EWL meets with Women's Organisations from the Western Balkans and Turkey

    [Brussels, July 27 2018] From July 23rd-25th, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) met with over 20 representatives from civil society and grassroots organisations combatting violence against women and girls in Skopje, FYR Macedonia.
    Under the EWL collaboration with UN Women under the regional programme, Implementing Norms Changing Minds, the EWL organised a participatory meeting of women’s organisations from the Western Balkans and Turkey. Bringing together activists, lawyers, service providers (...) Read more

  • Tribute to June Jacobs

    Tribute to June Jacobs

    [Brussels, 26 July 2018] It is with immense sadness that the EWL announces the death of former Board and Executive member, June Jacobs. June was the President of the International Council of Jewish Women and a longstanding active member of EWL from 2002 to 2008, including Chair of the Membership Committee. In this role, June was very proud to have facilitated the membership of the Federation of Romani and Traveller Women. June was also Vice-Chair of the National Alliance of Women’s (...) Read more

  • OPEN MESSAGE to Heads of State and governments on Gender Equality in the future MFF proposal

    OPEN MESSAGE to Heads of State and governments on Gender Equality in the future MFF proposal

    [Brussels, 28 May 2018] In light of the forthcoming European Summit on 28-29 June, the European Women Lobby wish to raise its deep concern regarding the proposal for the future budget of the EU.
    READ THE OPEN MESSAGE HERE: Representing a total of more than 2000 organisations in all EU Member States and Candidate Countries, as well as 19 European-wide organisations representing the diversity of women and girls in Europe working to achieve gender equality in Europe and beyond, we are (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Forum 2018

    European Women's Forum 2018

    [Brussels, 21 June 2018] Last week we organised our second European Women’s Forum, a dynamic four-day feminist event organised by and for European Women’s Lobby members. Participants came together to celebrate the successes, hear inspiring stories from movement leaders, and participate in interactive awareness-raising actions. This year’s focus was on women (RE)shaping power!
    The Forum saw us launching our 50:50 Women For Europe, Europe for Women campaign to achieve equal representation of (...) Read more

  • Five emergency motions adopted by EWL’s General Assembly 2018

    Five emergency motions adopted by EWL's General Assembly 2018

    [Brussels, 21 June 2018] On 9 June 2018, EWL members adopted five Emergency Motions at our annual General Assembly. These motions, put forward to the General Assembly by National Coordinations or European Wide Members, call on EWL and its members to take actions and position on a number of issues that are of strong importance to women’s rights. We adopted five emergency motions different questions, including on childcare, anti-feminist extremism and populism, women and girls impacted by the (...) Read more


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