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  • Brigitte Triems presents EWL and NGO Coalition recommendations for EY2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

    Brigitte Triems presents EWL and NGO Coalition recommendations for EY2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

    [Brussels, 03 May 2011] On the ocasion of the 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations on Friday 29 April, EWL President Brigittte Triems attended a major EU conference in preparation of the upcoming European Year 2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. Key stakeholders, such as member states, regional and local authorities, social partners and civil society organisations were invited.
    The EWL, a member of the NGO coalition for the year, is pressing for the (...) Read more

  • Promotion of gender equality key to effective EU strategy on Active Ageing, says EWL on occasion of 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations

    Promotion of gender equality key to effective EU strategy on Active Ageing, says EWL on occasion of 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations

    [Brussels, 28 April 2011] As key stakeholders from across the EU gather in Brussels to mark the 3rd European Day of Solidarity between Generations on 29 April, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is calling for more attention to be paid to gender equality in European policies designed to address the challenges of an ageing population across Europe.
    Concerns regarding demographic changes and the pressures these are putting upon European social systems in a context of economic slowdown have (...) Read more

  • Administrative elections at the Italian Coordination of the European Women’s Lobby

    Administrative elections at the Italian Coordination of the European Women's Lobby

    [Rome, 27 April 2011] The Italian Coordination of the European Women’s Lobby, which represents Italy within the European Women’s Lobby, the largest platform of associations, groups and women’s movements at European Union level, in the forthcoming local elections invites the Secretariats of the parties: to respect and implement the Article 51 and Article 117 of the Italian Constitution; to give actual effectiveness and visibility of the equal representation of women in provincial and (...) Read more

  • 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

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