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  • EWL demands Commission implement commitments on violence against women

    EWL demands Commission implement commitments on violence against women

    [Brussels, 30 November 2010] In the aftermath of a disappointing high-level conference on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women last week, the European Women’s Lobby has launched a call for the European Commission to clarify its commitment to drawing up a Strategy to combat and prevent violence against women in the EU.
    PRESS RELEASE
    For women’s rights advocates who attended a high-level conference on the occasion of the International Day for the (...) Read more

  • 30 years is about time to take violence against women seriously, says European Women’s Lobby

    30 years is about time to take violence against women seriously, says European Women's Lobby

    [Brussels, 24 November 2010] On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Women’s Lobby has launched a call for the European Union to take action to eliminate the most prevalent human rights abuse within its borders.
    It is estimated that almost every other woman in Europe suffers gender-based violence at some point in her life, with one in five falling victim to domestic violence and one in ten to rape or forced (...) Read more

  • Public hearing: "Preventing undocumented women and children from accessing healthcare: Fostering Health Inequalities in Europe"

    Public hearing: "Preventing undocumented women and children from accessing healthcare: Fostering Health Inequalities in Europe"

    This hearing, hosted by Socialists and Democrats (S&D), Greens, GUE/NGL political groups and carried out in partnership with the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), Médecins du Monde, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), will bring together experts from EU institutions and civil society to discuss the main barriers faced by undocumented migrants to accessing health care in Europe, with a special focus on (...) Read more

  • UN Women and Civil Society Engagement

    UN Women and Civil Society Engagement

    [New York, November 2010] Recently, Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign representatives met with the new USG and head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet. We took this opportunity to explain the evolution of the GEAR Campaign and its membership, and outline key messages regarding the importance of civil society organizations (CSO) engagement and the participation of global to local grassroots organizations in UN Women. Ms Bachelet stated she viewed the meeting as the start of a (...) Read more

  • Poverty - Mind the Gap

    Poverty - Mind the Gap

    The EWL on 19 November took part in forming a Human Ring around the European Parliament in solidarity against poverty. Writing in the Parliament Magazine, EWL Secretary General Myria Vassiliadou explains how the EU must address gender inequality issues if it is to have any chance of tackling poverty and social exclusion .
    Poverty affects 85 million, or almost one in five, Europeans. The result of inequalities, of which gender inequalities continue to be the most pervasive manifestation, it (...) Read more

  • Pensions: a social right for all, says EWL

    Pensions: a social right for all, says EWL

    In a joint Press Release with the European Youth Forum (EYF) and the AGE Platform Europe, the EWL has called on the European Union to increase coordination on all pension schemes and to ensure any reforms include a gender perspective and work towards adequate and sustainable pensions for all.
    "Most reforms proposed or introduced recently will lead to greater risk of poverty of women in old age as nothing is done to address the discrimination that women suffer both in employment and (...) Read more

  • Commission launches new EU disability strategy

    Commission launches new EU disability strategy

    [Brussels, 15 November 2010] Viviane Reding today announced the adoption of a 10 year strategy which promotes equal opportunities for people with disabilities at the 4th Equality Summit organised by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union. The main goal of the strategy is to bring the EU into line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Although all EU governments signed the convention in 2007, so far only 16 have ratified it and taken on the (...) Read more

  • MIGS Launches Information Campaign on Gender-based Violence among Young People

    MIGS Launches Information Campaign on Gender-based Violence among Young People

    [Nicosia, 4 November 2010] Within the framework of the Daphne III project ‘Perspective’, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies [MIGS] is launching an awareness raising campaign on gender-based violence in interpersonal relationships. The main aim of the campaign is to inform young people and the general public on the different forms of gender based violence as experienced in intimate and other interpersonal adolescent relationships. The campaign with the main slogan ‘Violence is never (...) Read more

  • World’s most powerful feminists: Eve Ensler includes EWL Executive member Rada Boric in her top 7!

    World's most powerful feminists: Eve Ensler includes EWL Executive member Rada Boric in her top 7!

    Forbes Magazine asked Eve Ensler to share her list of the world’s seven most powerful feminists. "It is actually an oxymoron to identify the world’s seven most powerful feminists—the exclusionary nature of that determination is a patriarchal construct in itself. Still, I simply couldn’t resist the chance to highlight the great and often invisible work of grassroots feminists..." stated Eve. Among her picks: Rada Boric of Croatia; Agnes Pareiyo of Kenya; Christine Schuler-Deschryver of the (...) Read more

  • LGTBI rights in Europe - EWL participates in ILGA Europe Annual Conference

    LGTBI rights in Europe - EWL participates in ILGA Europe Annual Conference

    [Brussels, 29 October 2010] On 27-28th October, EWL Secretary General Myria Vassiliadou attended the 14th ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference under the theme ’Expressing our differences, challenging our prejudices, developing our alliances’ where she addressed the participants in the first plenary on European Policies on Human Rights of LGBTI people, together with Hans Ytterberg, Director General at Swedish Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality and Detlev Boeing from European Commission, (...) Read more

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