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  • EWL and EU Girls’ Week: addressing sexuality education, sex trafficking and gender budgeting

    EWL and EU Girls' Week: addressing sexuality education, sex trafficking and gender budgeting

    [Brussels, April 2017] Besides the 8th of March and the 25th of November, there is a third important date for women’s human rights: October 11 is the International Day of the Girl. Last year, the EWL tool part in the European Week of Action for Girls, a yearly European activity initiated by a coalition of eight civil society organisations working on topics linked to gender equality, girls and women’s empowerment and/or children’s and youth rights, notably in development cooperation and (...) Read more

  • 2nd NGO European meeting on the abolition of surrogacy in Italy

    2nd NGO European meeting on the abolition of surrogacy in Italy

    [Rome, 24 March 2017, report from Stephanie Thögersen, Swedish Women’s Lobby] The 2nd European meeting on the abolition of surrogacy took place in Italy on 23 March, one year after the first gathering in Paris, where a charter for the universal abolition of surrogacy motherhood has been unveiled and signed by several decision-makers. Stephanie Thogersen, from the Swedish Women’s Lobby, represented the EWL at this important event, which gathered experts, women’s organisations, and (...) Read more

  • Rise up against violence! Sign the petition!

    Rise up against violence! Sign the petition!

    [Brussels, 8 March 2017] Make Europe a safe place for all women and girls! We are calling on you to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. Women and girls across Europe want to live a life free from violence and fear. Act now to make sure that the European Union takes concrete action to protect all women and girls from violence and actively fights this pervasive human rights violation.
    Take 1 action today, sign this petition (...) Read more

  • EWL at CSW61

    EWL at CSW61

    [Brussels, 6 March 2017] Like every year, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) will take part to the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (13-24 March). EWL membership is very active during CSW61, organising side events and influencing the negotiations on the Conclusions which should be adopted by the UN member states at the end of the session.
    Check @EuropeanWomen on Twitter to follow what’s happening at the moment at #CSW61
    This year’s priority theme is "Women’s economic (...) Read more

  • Empowering days in the European Parliament - Youth for Abolition blog post by Abbie Osmond

    Empowering days in the European Parliament - Youth for Abolition blog post by Abbie Osmond

    [London, 13 March 2017, blog post by Abbie Osmond, NAWO Youth]. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more empowered than when I went to the Feminist Forum in Brussels on the 7th and 8th of March. The two days were full of events, debates, press conferences, cocktail receptions and flash mobs all for the cause to abolish prostitution in our lifetime. It was fantastic to hear that Ireland have recently adopted a law that has a similar approach to the Nordic model and it’s also exciting to hear that (...) Read more

  • EWL takes part to GUE Feminist Forum, 6-9 March 2017

    EWL takes part to GUE Feminist Forum, 6-9 March 2017

    [Brussels, 28 February 2017] As part of the celebration of Internatinal Women’s Day, the European Women’s Lobby has been invited to join several activities organised by the European political group GUE/NGL, in the framework of their Feminist Forum, from 6 to 9 March, in the European Parliament.
    Entitled "Struggling for women’s rights to build the future", the Forum will bring together activists, women’s organisations, decision-makers experts, and propose analysis and alternatives to promote (...) Read more

  • The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    [Brussels 28 February 2016] Ahead of the College of EU Commissioners meeting this Tuesday evening to discuss the Future of Europe and the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty, European Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions WWF, ETUC, CONCORD, European Movement International, European Women’s Lobby and European Youth Forum drafted a joint statement. The statement was sent to European Commission President Juncker and Vice-Presidents Timmermans, Ansip, Šefčovič, Dombrovskis, Katainen and (...) Read more

  • 96.5 % of European CEOs Today are Male. Where are the Executive Women?

    96.5 % of European CEOs Today are Male. Where are the Executive Women?

    [Brussels 15 February 2017] On February 7, Angelika Mlinar MEP hosted the event Where are the Executive Women co-organised by EWL and PWC. The event brought together a panel consisting of Aurelia Takacs, Global Delivery Partner Manager, Cisco Systems; Grace Stevens, Global Head of Tax, Legal and General; Jason-Louise Graham, Advisor, EU Panel Watch & Policy Officer, ACP YPN and Karine Becker, Managing Partner, Hire & Higher, moderated by Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby calls for a solid gender equality Pillar of Social Rights

    European Women's Lobby calls for a solid gender equality Pillar of Social Rights

    [Brussels, 7 February 2017] The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the the Commission’s initiative for a European Pillar of Social Rights, which is very timely and offers an opportunity to put a people centered approach back into the heart of the European Union. Six years of austerity policies have taken their toll particularly on women’s rights and gender equality. A European Pillar of Social Rights is therefore an opportunity to restore trust in the EU.
    Responding to the European Commission’s (...) Read more

  • EWL at the Maltese Presidency EU event on violence against women

    EWL at the Maltese Presidency EU event on violence against women

    [Brussels, 3 February 2017] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and members of the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls were present at the EU Conference organised by the Maltese Presidency on "EU responses to Gender Based violence: an inter sectional approach". This event is one of the actions of the European Commission year of focused action to combat violence against women and girls.
    At this event, the EWL shared our strong demands and conclusions coming from the (...) Read more

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