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  • Jury out for EWL Photo Competition 2010

    The EWL’s High-Profile jury for its Photo Competition 2010 ’My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism’ is busy evaluating the shortlisted 40 photos or series of photos. The EWL received hundreds of entrants from all over Europe and is delighted by the quality of the work. ’You can tell, says EWL Communications and Media Officer, Leanda Barrington-Leach, that these young women have put a lot of time and effort into their work. There is a lot of talent out there!’.
    The jury’s verdict is expected (...) Read more

  • Protest against closure of Romanian National Agency for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

    The Partnership for Equality Centerand the FILIA Center(member of Romanian Women’s Lobby), supported by the Romanian Women’s Lobby and others NGOs from Romania, sent on 7 July a protest letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour regarding the improper decision to abolish the National Agency for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men. The letter underlined that the decision ignores the EU call for more attention to be given to vulnerable groups and gender equality, especially in the (...) Read more

  • EWL workshop on ’lifestyles’ during EC seminar on Women and Health

    EWL workshop on 'lifestyles' during EC seminar on Women and Health

    The EWL contributed to the organization of the Seminar on Women’s Health/Gender and Health organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers which took place in Brussels on 7 July 2010.
    The aim of the seminar was to feed into European policies on gender equality and health. The seminar comprised 4 workshops on mental health, ageing and reproductive health and rights. The EWL coordinated the workshop on ‘Lifestyles’ during the seminar, to which we invited (...) Read more

  • CoE Convention will focus on ALL forms of violence against women

    CoE Convention will focus on ALL forms of violence against women

    Update on the CAHVIO and the EWL Campaign ’Towards a Strong Council of Europe Convention on All Forms of Male Violence against Women’
    [Brussels, 01 July 2010] The CAHVIO (Ad hoc Committee on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) met in Strasbourg from 29 June-2 July to discuss the second draft of its Convention on Violence against Women. The difficulties to reach a consensus on the scope of the convention finally were overcome on the last day of the meeting (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes EC proposal for a new Directive on human trafficking

    EWL welcomes EC proposal for a new Directive on human trafficking

    The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a new Directive on trafficking in human beings, as this legal instrument aims at further approximating legislation and penalties, ensuring successful prosecution of perpetrators, better protection of and assistance to victims, and prevention of trafficking. The EWL particularly welcomes the focus on measures to assist, support and protect victims, and the inclusion of provisions aiming at preventing trafficking in (...) Read more

  • ENoMW calls on ministers for integration to consider migrant women

    ENoMW calls on ministers for integration to consider migrant women

    European Network of Migrant Women Open Letter to the Ministers attending the 4th Ministerial Conference on Integration, Zaragoza (15-16 April 2010)
    EWL Associate member, the European Network of Migrant Women, released an open letter calling on the Ministers attending the 4th Ministerial Conference on the Integration of Immigrants in Zaragoza, Spain on 15-16 April 2010 to look particularly at the situation of migrant women as key social and economic actors in the integration of immigrants. (...) Read more

  • EDF calls for equal rights for women with disabilities

    EDF calls for equal rights for women with disabilities

    European disability Forum Statement at the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March 2010)
    [Brussels, 08 March 2010] On the occasion of International Women’s Day, EWL member organisation, the European Disability Forum, stressed that Women with disabilities face barriers and discrimination in society, even more than men with disabilities and gender equality has become an explicit priority for the policy work of EDF.
    Read the full EDF press release.
    To learn more on Women with (...) Read more

  • EWL and ENoMW hold conference on Gender and Integration Policies

    On 1 December 2008, the EWL and the members of the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) co-organised a high-level conference focusing on ’Integrating a gender perspective in integration policies: the way forward’. High-level decision-makers from the European Commission and international organisations (International Labour Organisation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), academics shared at this occasion their perspectives on the issue of integration with the members (...) Read more

  • EWL Participates in the Third World Social Forum on Migration in Madrid

    EWL Participates in the Third World Social Forum on Migration in Madrid

    [Brussels, September 2008] Under the framework of the project ‘Equal Rights. Equal Voices. Migrant women in the EU’, the EWL co-organized with various organizations at the Third World Social Forum on Migration in Madrid on 11-13.09.2008 a seminar on ‘EU Trade and Migration policies: building alternatives and resistance from the social and migrants’ movements’ and a workshop on ‘Migrant Women’s Situation in Host Countries’. It featured the participation of Salome Mbugua (Akidwa, Ireland); Suzanne (...) Read more

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