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  • 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

  • Passionate political discussions in EWL working group on women in politics

    Passionate political discussions in EWL working group on women in politics

    [Brussels, contribution by Katerina Hodicka, Czech Women’s Lobby, 19 June 2017] During the European Women’s Forum in the beginning of June more than 20 women representing various European Women’s Lobby member organisations gathered within the Working Group on Women in Politics to discuss inter alia current political developments on our European continent and the role of women in them.
    Representatives of countries where elections (whether presidential, parliamentary or municipal) have recently (...) Read more

  • Youth4Abolition discusses youth sexual exploitation in Europe

    Youth4Abolition discusses youth sexual exploitation in Europe

    [Brussels, 15 June 2017] On 9 June, the members of the coalition Youth4Abolition met in Brussels for the fourth time. A network of youth abolitionist organisations, initiated by the EWL, Youth4Abolition aims to bring the youth voice in the debates on prostitution and sexual exploitation in Europe, linking to the structural context of inequalities between women and men, rape culture and pornification, and developing recommendations on sexuality education, ending male violence and building a (...) Read more

  • AdVenture Student Competition Winner about HerStory: the EWL congratulates TeamTortoise

    AdVenture Student Competition Winner about HerStory: the EWL congratulates TeamTortoise

    [Lisbon, June 2017, article by Ana Sofia Fernandes & Nora Kiss] Effective communication is an important tool for promoting social change by challenging gender norms and stereotypes. Aware of this, the European Women’s Lobby partnered with the European Institute for Commercial Communications Education (edcom) and EACA in the context of the Ad Venture Student Competition, a pan-European contest which challenges European students to develop communication campaigns.
    This partnership has the (...) Read more

  • Women’s organisations call for “revolution, not reform”

    Women's organisations call for “revolution, not reform”

    Disrupting the continuum of violence against women and girls in Europe: Women’s organisations call for “revolution, not reform”.
    Find this article in French here, translated by EWL members of la Coordination française, in Portuguese here, translated by EWL members of the Plataforma Portuguesa, in Romanian by the EWL members of the Romanian Women’s Lobby and in Polish [by our new members in Poland. >http://www.neww.org.pl/news/news/1,5789,2.html]
    [Brussels, 8 June 2017] 20 years loud and (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Forum

    European Women's Forum

    Purpose
    The European Women’s Forum is a dynamic five-day event in Brussels, exclusive for European Women’s Lobby members, which will convene and mobilise the European Women’s Movement, EU policy makers, and private-sector influencers to develop concrete strategies, campaigns and action plans for tackling key women’s rights and gender equality issues in Europe during 2017-2018.
    During the forum: Grassroots activists will share their experiences, information and insight about developments in (...) Read more

  • 66 civil society organisations call for a post-2016 EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings

    66 civil society organisations call for a post-2016 EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings

    [Brussels, 24 May 2017] 66 civil society organisations wrote today to the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Mr Avramopoulos, to call for the post-2016 EU Strategy on trafficking to be presented in the coming weeks.
    In April 2016, the European Commission issued a consultation, asking civil society organisations and other actors to share their views on the content for a post-2016 EU Strategy on trafficking in human beings, with the aim to present the post-2016 (...) Read more

  • Gloria Steinem in Brussels 8 June 2017

    Gloria Steinem in Brussels 8 June 2017

    The European Women’s Lobby is organising a public event followed by a demonstration “Loud and United" to end violence against women and girls” in the heart of Brussels, on 8 of June 2017.
    This year, the European Women’s Lobby is marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the EWL Observatory on violence against women and girls.
    The Observatory is a unique structure that brings together more than 30 experts, professionals, women’s rights defenders, and front-line NGOs activists, from (...) Read more

  • CSW61: EWL acts, shakes, gathers, mobilises and questions

    CSW61: EWL acts, shakes, gathers, mobilises and questions

    [Brussels, 16 May 2017] Once again this year, the EWL was very active during the annual meeting of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW61). This UN body, established in 1946, gathers all member states in New York in March, to discuss the state of play of women’s human rights and agree on a set of commitments to reach greater gender equality. While the UN member states are supposed to negotiate CSW conclusions on the basis of their commitment to the Beijing Platform for Action, the (...) Read more

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