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  • Reding to unveil plans to push gender equality

    Reding to unveil plans to push gender equality

    By Jennifer Rankin 16.09.2010 / 05:19 CET
    Commission wants more women back into work and close the pay gap.
    Viviane Reding, the European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, will on Tuesday (21 September) outline the European Commission’s ideas for getting more women into work and closing the pay gap, as she unveils a five-year strategy to promote gender equality.
    The 2010-15 plan will cover six areas: more and better-quality work for women; equal pay; women in (...) Read more

  • The GEAR Campaign Enthusiastically Welcomes the New Under-Secretary-General, Michelle Bachelet, Former Chilean President

    The GEAR Campaign Enthusiastically Welcomes the New Under-Secretary-General, Michelle Bachelet, Former Chilean President

    PRESS RELEASE
    (September 14, 2010) The Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign is thrilled that the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has chosen Michelle Bachelet as the new Under-Secretary-General (USG) of UN Women. This appointment is essential to the effectiveness of the new entity and the campaign is pleased that the UN SG has selected a qualified and strong leader for this high level UN position that will envision and work for the future of women’s rights and (...) Read more

  • European Parliament adopts report on social integration of ethnic minority women

    European Parliament adopts report on social integration of ethnic minority women

    The European Parliament adopted on 07.09.2010 the report drafted by Dr Antonyia Parvanova, on the Social integration of women belonging to ethnic minority groups to which EWL had contributed. Within the overall context of the role of integration policies at EU level, the report pays particular attention to the conditions and background factors affecting the process of social integration of women from ethnic minority groups with a specific focus on to access to education, healthcare, long (...) Read more

  • Czech women resist all-male government

    Czech women resist all-male government

    By Pavol Stracansky, IPS
    PRAGUE, Jul 7, 2010 (IPS) - Women’s rights campaigners say the Czech Republic’s new government has effectively told women they have no relevance to the country’s future after the new cabinet was formed – without a single female minister.
    Despite a record number of women elected to parliament in elections in May and pre-election pledges by party leaders that they wanted more women in politics, women’s rights activists said they had been given a "slap in the face" after (...) Read more

  • GEAR Campaign develops questions for candidates to head UN Women

    [New York, 26 August 2010] In an effort to find the most qualified Under-Secretary-General (USG) of UN Women, the GEAR Campaign has invited USG candidates to respond to questions regarding their vision and goals for the new entity. The questions focus on the commitment that the USG candidate has to meeting gender equality goals and securing women’s human rights. The basis for the questions are from criteria that the GEAR Campaign set forth in October 2009 and is also included in the document (...) Read more

  • The State of Women’s Rights in Cyprus

    The State of Women's Rights in Cyprus

    AWID interview with Susana Pavlou, Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), the EWL’s member organisation in Cyprus.
    AWID FRIDAY FILE: How do women fare in the prosperous Mediterranean nation of Cyprus?
    By Kathambi Kinoti
    Cyprus is a nation with a rich cultural history that stretches back over many centuries.Its modern history has been dominated by the territorial conflict between Turkey and Greece, and it is a unique nation, prosperous in some ways and challenged (...) Read more

  • Solidarity - Recognise the historic contribution of women!

    Solidarity - Recognise the historic contribution of women!

    In light of the 30th anniversary of the Solidarity movement in Poland on 30th August 2010, EWL member NEWW/NEWW-Polska sent a letter to the Polish President calling for the due recognition of the women who were active in this historic movement. NEWW/NEWW-Polska also called for the European Solidarity Center newly established by the authorities in Gdansk to assign a space for women to educate, conduct research, to honor and to celebrate their role.
    Read the (...) Read more

  • Sweden - Positive results for the evaluation of the ban on the purchase of sexual services

    Sweden - Positive results for the evaluation of the ban on the purchase of sexual services

    The evaluation of the ban on the purchase of sexual services
    Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce legislation criminalizing the purchase of sexual services but not the sale.
    During 2009-2010 there has been an evaluation of the ban. The remit was to evaluate the application of the ban and the effects that the prohibition has had. One starting point was that the purchase of sexual services was to remain criminalized. There is a clear link between the existence of (...) Read more

  • New law in France on Violence

    New law in France on Violence

    France has adopted a new law relating specifically to violence against women, violence within relationships and the impact of the latter on children. Here you can read an article (in French) by Michèle Vianès, vice-president of the French coordination of the European Women’s Lobby (CLEF), expert for France in the EWL Observatory on violence against women. Read more

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