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  • We can end prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation now!

    We can end prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation now!

    [Brussels, 26 April 2011] On 21 April EWL Policy Officer Pierrette Pape and EWL member Andrea Matolcsi published a joint contribution to the UN blog ’No to Violence Against Women’ as part of the EWL Campaign ’Together for a Europe Free From Prostitution’. Read the entry below.
    On April 12th, 2011, the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels, in partnership with the Goethe Institute, organized an event about the sexual exploitation of children to mark the International Day for Remembrance of (...) Read more

  • EWL says public procurement rules should support aim of more equal society

    EWL says public procurement rules should support aim of more equal society

    [Brussels, 20 April 2011] The EWL has submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy, entitled “Towards a more efficient European Procurement Market”.
    The EWL strongly believes that European public procurement rules should be renewed so that they can support the achievement of overall societal goals, in particular the promotion of fundamental rights and of social inclusion, including equality between women and men. (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby appoints Cécile Gréboval as new Secretary General

    European Women's Lobby appoints Cécile Gréboval as new Secretary General

    [Brussels, 15 April 2011] The European Women’s Lobby is delighted to announce the appointment today of Cécile Gréboval as its new Secretary General, with immediate effect.
    An internal candidate, Cécile brings to the post more than 15 years of experience within the EWL Secretariat in a variety of positions, and has already twice served as Interim Secretary General of the organisation.
    Announcing the appointment, EWL President Brigitte Triems said that she was ‘delighted that Cécile has accepted (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes EU Presidency declaration on reconciliation of work and family life

    EWL welcomes EU Presidency declaration on reconciliation of work and family life

    [Brussels, 14 April 2011] The current Trio EU Presidency and Poland have committed to promoting reconciliation of work and family life and have acknowledged that gender equality is an essential factor of reconciliation policies, but make few concrete commitments.
    The declaration signed on 1 April by the Trio Presidency of Spain, Belgium and Hungary and Poland who will take over the Presidency in July, addresses the role of reconciliation of work and family life in answering the demographic (...) Read more

  • Croatia - EWL members organise V-Day event with women experiencing disabilities

    Croatia - EWL members organise V-Day event with women experiencing disabilities

    [Brussels, 13 April 2011] The Centre for Women’s Studies Zagreb, a member of the Women’s Network Croatia, in cooperation with the Croatian Union of Associations of Persons with disabilities (SOIH), is organising V-Day 2011 on the theme of ‘Without Barriers - STOP violence against women with disabilities’. A special performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues with women with disabilities, activists, politicians and artists will be held on 20 April 20 2011 at 19:00 in the new Museum of (...) Read more

  • For Women, by Women – Romnjanca Romnjange: Roma Women in Focus Conference

    For Women, by Women – Romnjanca Romnjange: Roma Women in Focus Conference

    [Brussels, 12 April 2011] The European Women’s Lobby and its Hungarian members last week organised in Budapest a successful conference on Roma Women in Central and Eastern Europe.
    Background
    Despite the existence of strong anti-discrimination legislation and policies to promote the inclusion of the Roma in many countries, evidence shows that discrimination against the Roma persists, notably in education, employment, health care, housing, and access to justice and public services. It has (...) Read more

  • The Council of Europe Convention on violence against women adopted!

    The Council of Europe Convention on violence against women adopted!

    [Brussels, 08 April 2011] The EWL is delighted to announce the success of its lobbying campaign ’Towards a Strong Convention on All Forms of Male Violence against Women’ with the adoption of the Convention on 07 April.
    After almost two years of negotiation, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence on Thursday 7 April 2011. The Convention was finalised by the CAHVIO committee in January, (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes EP demand for an EU Strategy on violence against women

    EWL welcomes EP demand for an EU Strategy on violence against women

    [Brussels, 05 April 2011] The European Parliament today adopted the report on ‘priorities and outline of a new EU policy framework to fight violence against women’, drafted by MEP Eva-Britt Svensson.
    The EWL warmly welcomes this vote, which demonstrates the common concerns of the members of the European Parliament to combat this pervasive human rights violation. The report is a very strong political document which highlights the need for an EU action against all forms of violence against (...) Read more

  • EWL representatives set to discuss prostitution and trafficking on occasion on Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

    EWL representatives set to discuss prostitution and trafficking on occasion on Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

    [Brussels, 05 April 2011] EWL staff member Pierrette Pape and representative of the EWL member organisation MONA Foundation for the Women of Hungary), Andrea Matolcsi, will give a question and answer session following the screening next week of the documentary Redlight, touching on the issues of prostitution and trafficking. The screening is organised on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery by the United Nations in partnership with the Goethe (...) Read more

  • Sweden - EWL members condemn surrogacy as a form of exploitation of women’s bodies and reproductive organs

    Sweden - EWL members condemn surrogacy as a form of exploitation of women's bodies and reproductive organs

    [Brussels, 04 April 2011] On 27 March, EWL member organisation the Swedish Women’s Lobby issued a Statement in support of EU action to fight violence against women. On this occasion, the General Assembly of the Swedish Women’s Lobby also condemned the increasing popularity of surrogacy as a violation of women’s reproductive rights. Read the Statement below.
    Statement from Swedish Women’s Lobby’s General Assembly, 27 March 2011
    We the participates of the General Assembly state our support for (...) Read more

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