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  • 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

  • ’Who takes care of those who care?’ - EWL Secretary General moderates panel discussion on EU Health Workforce

    'Who takes care of those who care?' - EWL Secretary General moderates panel discussion on EU Health Workforce

    [Brussels, 25 October 2010] EWL Secretary General, Myria Vassiliadou, will this coming Wednesday 27 October moderate an event organised in the European Parliament by the European Federation of Nurses Associations and the European Public Health Alliance. In their joint press release (below), these two organisations call for increased attention to the needs and rights of health sector workers. EU HEALTH WORKFORCE
    “WHO TAKES CARE OF THOSE WHO CARE? - PUTTING A HUMAN FACE TO EU (...) Read more

  • EWL celebrates 20 years with big party, and a hot debate

    EWL celebrates 20 years with big party, and a hot debate

    [Brussels, 24 October 2010] On the evening of Friday 15 October, the EWL celebrated its 20 years with more than 350 guests at an evening event at Les Brigittines in Brussels. Organised around the theme of ’21st Century Feminism’, guests were invited to view the interpretations of young photographers from throughout Europe, to enjoy the European Premiere performance of two of Eve Ensler’s (author of The Vagina Monologues) new pieces from ’I Am an Emotional Creature’, to party with the feminist (...) Read more

  • Czech Women’s Lobby’s Shadow Report to the CEDAW

    Czech Women's Lobby's Shadow Report to the CEDAW

    [Prague, 11 October 2010] The Czech Women’s Lobby (CWL), as a network of 21 NGO’s and academic institutions focusing on gender equality, submitted Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, commenting on the combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports of the Czech Republic, submitted under Article 18 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. On October 11, the chair of the Czech Women’s (...) Read more

  • EWL member appointed Vice President of UN Enable

    EWL member appointed Vice President of UN Enable

    EWL Board member/European Disability Forum Executive member Ana Pelaez, has been appointed Vice President of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities until 2012.
    Ana Peláez Narváez holds a Degree in Science of Education, a Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Special Needs for People with Disabilities and PhD courses in quality of life.
    She is currently the Director of International Relations at the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE), executive (...) Read more

  • EWL calls for amendments to ensure gender-sensitivity in Recast Qualifications Directive

    EWL calls for amendments to ensure gender-sensitivity in Recast Qualifications Directive

    EWL, Asylum Aid and ILGA Europe proposal for amendments on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive of the
    European Parliament and of the Council on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country
    nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of the international protection and the content of the protection
    granted (recast).
    [Brussels, 15 September 2010] The EWL, in cooperation with the Asylum Aid and ILGA-Europe, has written to Jean Lambert, Green MEP and Rapporteur (...) Read more

  • EWL nominations to MEP Awards successful

    EWL nominations to MEP Awards successful

    The EWL is very pleased to report that three of its European Parliament nominees have won MEP Awards 2010, thus winning highly deserved recognition for their work promoting equality between women and men! Our congratulations go to the following winners:
    Outstanding achievement:
    Eva-Britt SVENSSON (European United Left - Nordic Green Left/ Sweden): Eva-Britt Svensson, since her election as chair of the FEMM committee as shown the strongest support for issues related to women’s rights and (...) Read more

  • EWL Secretary General Myria Vassiliadou calls for new approach to conflict and conflict resolution

    EWL Secretary General Myria Vassiliadou calls for new approach to conflict and conflict resolution

    The 10th anniversary celebration of the adoption of UN Resolution 1325 Ensuring Women’s Participation in Peace and Security in Brussels in September was a paradox: simultaneously a celebration and a critique.
    The event was opened by Baroness Catherine Ashton, whose role as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs attracts a new level of confidence among women that a gender perspective will begin to be palpable. She said it was time to revisit the under-valued role of women in conflict and (...) Read more

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