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  • #20yrsEndDemand with Colette De Troy

    #20yrsEndDemand with Colette De Troy

    In summer 1998 the General Assembly of the European Women’s Lobby passed a landmark motion, where we affirmed that “prostitution and trafficking in women constitute a fundamental violation of women’s human rights”. Since that time, we have continued to assert that no woman should be faced with such a lack of financial choice that she must risk her safety, wellbeing and long-term health for survival. To mark this 20 years of an abolitionist stance on prostitution, we are highlighting the (...) Read more

  • EWL calls on EU Member States and EU institutions to do MORE to protect women & girls’ victims of human trafficking

    EWL calls on EU Member States and EU institutions to do MORE to protect women & girls' victims of human trafficking

    [Brussels 18 October 2018] Trafficking in human beings (THB) is the world’s fastest growing crime. Though TBH is recognised in Europe by Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 5 April 2011 (on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims) as a serious human rights violation, European Union (EU) member states have failed to identify and adequately combat the evident trafficking crisis happening across Europe.
    Trafficking in human (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby marks 20 Years Together for a Europe Free from Prostitution

    European Women's Lobby marks 20 Years Together for a Europe Free from Prostitution

    [Brussels 17 October 2018] In summer 1998 the General Assembly of the European Women’s Lobby passed a landmark motion, where we affirmed that “prostitution and trafficking in women constitute a fundamental violation of women’s human rights”. Since that time, we have continued to assert that no woman should be faced with such a lack of financial choice that she must risk her safety, wellbeing and long-term health for survival. To mark this 20 years of an abolitionist stance on prostitution, we (...) Read more

  • Women on Company Boards: Looking Backwards - Moving forwards

    Women on Company Boards: Looking Backwards - Moving forwards

    [Brussels 12 October 2018] The European Women’s Lobby and PwC are delighted to invite you to join us at our event ‘Looking Backwards - Moving forwards’ that is being hosted by Angelika Mlinar MEP from the ALDE Group.
    Date and venue: Tuesday 6 November 2018 between 12:30 (following a sandwich lunch from 11:30) to 14:00 in room P5B001 in the European Parliament
    On the 20 November 2013 the European Parliament supported a proposal, from the European Commission, to address under representation (...) Read more

  • EWL joins the “Ageing Equal” campaign and calls for the empowerment of older women across Europe

    EWL joins the “Ageing Equal” campaign and calls for the empowerment of older women across Europe

    [Brussels, 8 October 2018] On 10 December, the international community celebrates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly. This powerful instrument is as relevant as it was seventy years ago and remains an important reminder that human rights have no age. Ageism continues to be pervasive worldwide and has serious consequences for the health and well-being of old people, leading to marginalization, poverty and abuse. (...) 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

  • 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

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