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  • AGORA - EWL Young Feminist Summer School 2017

    AGORA - EWL Young Feminist Summer School 2017

    [Brussels, 18 October 2017] From the 7th to the 11th of September European Women’s Lobby held our third AGORA, the popular young feminist summer school for women.
    Feminists arrived from all over Europe to exchange ideas and experiences in Amazone, a women’s organisation centre, and were facilitated once again this year by Maria Cristina Temmink and Maaike Boumans, who have been leading the group from the very first year.
    AGORA 2017 began with an introduction outlining the aims of the (...) Read more

  • Girls Summit 2017: girls’ empowerment through membership to feminist NGOs

    Girls Summit 2017: girls' empowerment through membership to feminist NGOs

    [Speech of Ruxandra Diaconescu, member of YWCA Romania and of the European YWCA, for the Girls Summit 2017] On the International Day of the Girl Child, the European Women’s Lobby invited a delegation of youth representatives to take part to the European Week of Action for Girls. Among them, Ruxandra Diaconescu spoke at the Girls Summit: a member of YWCA Romania, she represented also the European YWCA, one of EWL European member organisations, together with Krist Petraj Zicishti from YWCA (...) Read more

  • Be ready for the European Week of Action for Girls!

    Be ready for the European Week of Action for Girls!

    [Brussels, 29 September 2017] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is going to be super active during the annual European Week of Action for Girls and invite you to join us! We will be bringing an inspirational delegation of five young women from the youth sections of our European members who will be participating and speaking at the centerpiece of the week: the Girls Summit on October 11th.
    The European Week of Action for Girls is an annual week-long event which aims to ensure that girls’ (...) Read more

  • Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Globally

    Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Globally

    [New York, 26 September 2017] The European Women’s Lobby has joined 285 organizations around the world calling on our global leaders to guarantee access to safe and legal abortion! Here’s our joint statement at the 36th Human Rights Council Session, delivered today, ahead of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion on 28 September.
    Find out more about the signatories here.
    Joint Statement on Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Globally
    Mr. President,
    It is my honour to (...) Read more

  • EWL at FiLiA: A Feminist Conference (14-15 October 2017, London)

    EWL at FiLiA: A Feminist Conference (14-15 October 2017, London)

    [Brussels, 27 September 2017] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is delighted to announce that we will be taking part in FiLiA (formerly Feminism in London) on 14-15 October at the Institute of Education in London. The conference will host an array of events and workshops on various topics from feminist art; violence against women and girls; women in environmental, political and judicial spaces; and practical sessions on feminist activism and its application.
    The EWL is excited to be (...) Read more

  • Seven Emergency Motions adopted by EWL Members in 2017

    Seven Emergency Motions adopted by EWL Members in 2017

    [Brussels, 5 July 2017] On 9-10 June 2017, EWL members adopted seven Emergency Motions at our annual General Assembly. These motions, put forward to the General Assembly by National Coordinations or European Wide Members, call on EWL and its members to take actions and position on a number of issues that are of strong important to women’s rights. We adopted seven motions in June 2017 on many different questions, from sexual apartheid in sports to obstetric violence, pornography and more. (...) Read more

  • EWL members loud and united in Brussels

    EWL members loud and united in Brussels

    [Brussels, 5 July 2017] In the beginning of June, we organised our annual General Assembly meeting in Brussels, a moment where nearly 100 feminist activists from across Europe come together to discuss our collective work. This year, we extended the meeting with a few days of strategising; meetings of working groups and a we marked 20 years of action of the Observatory on Violence against women under the slogan ’Loud & United’ to end violence against women and girls. The European Women’s (...) Read more

  • Riots not diets

    Riots not diets

    [Budapest, 4 July 2017, contribution by Borbála Juhász, Hungarian Women’s Lobby] During the 2017 General Assembly the CEEBS Task Force of the EWL gathered again to discuss developments in the past year. The Task Force was born a few years before from the realisation that many things are common in the ex socialist states (with the one exception of Turkey, also a member) of the European Union regarding women’s rights and gender equality, as well as their social and economic realities. (...) Read more

  • EWL Observatory on violence against women meets to discuss on strategies to foster implementation and monitoring of Istanbul Convention

    EWL Observatory on violence against women meets to discuss on strategies to foster implementation and monitoring of Istanbul Convention

    [Brussels, 19 June 2017] On 7 and 8 June, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory on violence against women held a strategic meeting and a Conference "Loud and United to end violence against women and girls". These events marked the 20th anniversary of the EWL Observatory, a unique structure that plays a key role in advising the EWL about the reality of violence against women in Europe. The EWL Observatory brings together a dynamic group of 35 women (professionals, women’s rights (...) Read more

  • EWL Feminist Economics Working Group – for a Purple Pact

    EWL Feminist Economics Working Group – for a Purple Pact

    [Brussels, 19 June 2017] Feminist economics has always sought to make visible women’s unpaid work and to distrust the consensus about how our economies should work. The EWL wants to translate those visions of a better economic future to action, and will set out our calls for a feminist economy in a Purple Pact.
    To create this, the EWL established a feminist economics working group that met for the first time in October 2016. There members agreed on the key principles for a feminist economic (...) Read more

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