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  • EWL submits amendments to the CSW63 draft Conclusions

    EWL submits amendments to the CSW63 draft Conclusions

    [New York, 14 February 2011] The European Women’s Lobby is currently actively contributing to the debate on the draft conclusions of the UN 2019 Commission on the Status of Women conclusions. Please find below the EWL amendments to the conclusions on “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.
    Draft presented by: Bureau of the Commission on the Status of Women, 30 January 2019.
    Commission on (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes new full member from Iceland during Board Meeting in Vilnius

    EWL welcomes new full member from Iceland during Board Meeting in Vilnius

    [Brussels, 26 February 2019] EWL members and staff recently gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania, to join the European Institute for General Equality (EIGE) annual consultation meeting with civil society organisations and attend EWL’s bi-annual Board Meeting, where the Board of EWL voted to welcome the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association as a new member to EWL.
    The event with EIGE, now in its third edition, took place on 30 and 31 January. It brought together representatives from EWL, Social (...) Read more

  • Women Object! Ending stereotypes and hypersexualisation of women and girls

    Women Object! Ending stereotypes and hypersexualisation of women and girls

    [Brussels 21 February 2019] This year, on International Women’s Day, we organise an evening hosted together with the City of Brussels and isala asbl to mark International Women’s Day, 08 March 2018, as part of Women’s Rights Week (Semaine des Droits des Femmes-SDDF) at the City Hall of Brussels.
    We are honoured to welcome as special guest Gail Dines, Professor, Anti-Pornography Activist, Lecturer and Author
    Other speakers are:
    Catriona Graham, Policy & Campaigns Officer, European (...) Read more

  • OBR 2019: Rising in solidarity to end violence against women

    OBR 2019: Rising in solidarity to end violence against women

    [Brussels, 18 February 2019] Last week, as part of One Billion Rising’s Global campaign, the European Women’s Lobby rose in solidarity to end violence against women and girls.
    In Europe, 1 in 3 women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 and 50 women die every week from male domestic violence. We say #LoudUnited, as a society we cannot accept this.
    The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the (...) Read more

  • Statement for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

    Statement for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

    [Brussels, 15 January 2019] The sixty-third session of the global Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session. We will be there too! Read our statement here.
    Social protection systems, access to social services and sustainable (...) Read more

  • Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: discussing the destiny of the Women on Company Boards

    Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: discussing the destiny of the Women on Company Boards

    [Brussels, 22 November 2018] On 6 November, the European Women’s Lobby and PwC organized the lunch-time event ‘Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: Women on Company Boards - what has been achieved and how to move forward in the future?’, hosted by Angelika Mlinar MEP from the ALDE Group.
    The aim of the event was to discuss women’s leadership, primarily in the business sector, where women are still underrepresented in top positions. In particular, as the end of the European institutional (...) Read more

  • The Sustainable Development Goals can shape the future of Europe

    The Sustainable Development Goals can shape the future of Europe

    The EWL joins SDG Watch Europe in the call for the EU to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    To the attention of: The President of the European Council The EU Heads of State and Government The President of the European Commission The Secretary-General of the European Commission The Members of the European Commission The Spitzenkandidaten The President of the European Parliament The European Parliament Political Groups Chairs
    Dear European Leaders , Over the coming (...) Read more

  • Call to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU

    Call to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU

    In view of the forthcoming European Council, the European Women’s Lobby together with Women in Development Europe (WIDE+), CARE International and COFACE Families Europe call on European leaders to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU. At a time where European societies are confronted with a severe backlash against women’s rights, it is of utmost importance that the EU does not take a step backwards.
    The European Women’s Lobby, Women in Development Europe (WIDE+), (...) Read more

  • Comments of Iceland MPs are unacceptable sexism and ableism

    Comments of Iceland MPs are unacceptable sexism and ableism

    They need to resign immediately.
    [Brussels, 11 December 2018] Six Members of the Icelandic Parliament were overheard making sexist and ableist comments about a number of prominent women in a bar. This is inexcusable hate speech and we call for their immediate resignation.
    We, the European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) are outraged by the comments made by the Iceland MPs. At one point former MP and ENIL member (...) Read more

  • Regional forum on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    Regional forum on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    [Brussels, November 30 2018] On November 28-29th, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) participated in the Regional Forum Integrated Polices, Inclusive Partnerships, in partnership with UN Women, the Council of Europe, the European Union and the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Skopje.
    The Regional Forum is part of the three-year UN Women Programme “Ending violence against women: Implementing norms, Changing minds” which aims to end gender-based discrimination and (...) Read more

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