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  • Workshop on young women’s engagement at EWL - now closed!

    Workshop on young women's engagement at EWL - now closed!

    [Brussels , 13 June 2019] Until 8 July, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) was looking for candidates to participate in a workshop on EWL’s young women’s engagement strategy taking place in Brussels from 8 to 11 November 2019.
    The applications are now closed. Candidates will hear from EWL about their applications by 23 July 2019. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide feedback on applications to unsuccessful candidates.
    Over the last four years, EWL has been hosting a yearly summer (...) Read more

  • Joint Letter to the EPSCO Council: Let’s move towards swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Directive!

    Joint Letter to the EPSCO Council: Let's move towards swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Directive!

    [Brussels, 12th June 2019]
    As the first legislative proposal to follow the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in November 2017, the Work-Life Balance Directive is an important stepping stone in the consolidation of existing rights and the establishment of new ones for millions of citizens, and as such, it must now be followed up with enforcement and monitoring.
    We, a coalition of European networks of NGOs, urge the national governments to move towards swift transposition (...) Read more

  • EWL at CSW63 2019

    EWL at CSW63 2019

    [Brussels, 31 May 2019] The annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in New York from 11-22 March 2019. This year’s priority theme social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructures resulted in a 23-page, 51-paragraph outcome document, which was negotiated well into the early hours of the last day. Contentious issues around family, diversity, national sovereignty were challenged but failed to impact on the outcome of the agreement. Social protection, as a (...) Read more

  • Gender budgeting in Europe: Building the case with our members

    Gender budgeting in Europe: Building the case with our members

    [Brussels, 31 May 2019]On the 9th and 10th of May 2019, we gathered in Helsinki, Finland, a group of more than 20 enthusiastic participants and seven experts for the first Capacity Building seminar on Gender budgeting, as part of our project Channelling Resources to Women’s Rights in Europe.
    The purpose of this two-day seminar was to demystify gender budgeting and build the capacity of our members in this area. And so, the participants had the opportunity to learn from experts working on (...) Read more

  • After the European elections: a Europe for women?

    After the European elections: a Europe for women?

    [Brussels, 27 May 2019] The newly elected Members of Parliament must rise to the challenge and work towards a feminist, sustainable, equitable Europe
    [Brussels, 27 May 2019] The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the recent results of the European elections: we are particularly delighted about the record number of Europeans who mobilised across all 28 Member States to participate in the biggest transnational democratic moment in the world. The results clearly show that many citizens are (...) Read more

  • Reflecting on the Democracy Alive Festival

    Reflecting on the Democracy Alive Festival

    [Brussels, 21 May 2019] If you are interested in European politics, care about democracy, human rights, sustainability and feminism, then the Democracy Alive Festival in Texel, was definitely the place to be. People from civil society organisations, influences, decision-makers, trade unions, activists, and citizens, from various different backgrounds attended the three-day festival, which was hosted by European Movement International. With hashtags such as #Demfest and #WomenForEurope (...) Read more

  • Open Letter for the Sibiu Summit 2019 on the Future of Europe

    Open Letter for the Sibiu Summit 2019 on the Future of Europe

    [Brussels, 21 May 2019] We signed off on a letter addressed to all European Heads of States – shared with at the Sibiu Summit- where we urge them to nominate European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of life and decent work. We also insisted on the importance a Commissioner made up of at least 50 women, to truly represent all European citizens. This is one of our main demands, as detailed in ourManifesto for a (...) Read more

  • #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit: Now Available in three new languages!

    #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit: Now Available in three new languages!

    [Brussels 16 May 2019] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is excited to announce the publication of our #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit in six new European languages!
    The Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit were developed in 2017 in the context of the original #HerNetHerRights project, which aimed to map the prevalence of online violence against women and girls across Europe. Online violence is a gendered issue, affecting 1 in 4 girls in comparison to 1 in 5 boys in (...) Read more

  • Democracy in the Digital Space: European Women’s Lobby invited to Helsinki

    Democracy in the Digital Space: European Women's Lobby invited to Helsinki

    [Brussels, 7 May 2019]
    On Monday 6 May 2019, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) at the invitation of the Swedish Women’s Association of Finland to provide a key note speech at the event Vinnare och förlorare i ett digitaliserat Europa (Winners and Losers in a Digitalised Europe)
    During the event, participants heard from EWL with specific focus on our work to combat the issue of online violence against women and girls, which greatly affects women’s participation in the political space. Policy (...) Read more

  • Public Event: Making Europe work for women (Registration Closed)

    Public Event: Making Europe work for women (Registration Closed)

    [Brussels, 10 May 2019]
    As part of our European Women’s Forum, EWL’s annual gathering of over 100 feminist activists and members from all over Europe, we are hosting our flagship public event on Making Europe Work for Women on 6 June 2019 at 17.30. Less than two weeks after the European elections, we will gather to assess the results and their consequences for all women across Europe. We are bringing together women’s rights activists, decision-makers, elected politicians and citizens to (...) Read more

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