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  • Conny Reuter re-elected president of the Social Platform

    Conny Reuter re-elected president of the Social Platform

    [Brussels, 07 April 2011] The General Assembly of the European Platform of Social NGOs (Social Platform), of which the EWL is a member, has elected a new Management Committee and welcomed three new full member organisations.
    Conny Reuter, Secretary General of SOLIDAR, will start his second term as President of the Social Platform. Rodolfo Cattani, executive committee member of European Disability Forum, Michaela Moser, executive committee member of European Anti-Poverty Network, and Julien (...) Read more

  • EWL speaks about gender equal reconciliation policies in Hungarian EU Presidency conference

    EWL speaks about gender equal reconciliation policies in Hungarian EU Presidency conference

    [Brussels, 30 March 2011] The EWL reiterated its call for inclusive family policies that promote gender equality in a high-level conference on the impact of reconciliation policies on demographic trends organized by the Hungarian EU Presidency 28-29 March.
    Speaking in panel discussion on the impact of reconciliation policies on fertility and fatherhood roles, the EWL reminded that reconciliation policies should not only be on the agenda because of their contribution to fertility rates, (...) Read more

  • EWL signs the European Charter for Health Equity

    EWL signs the European Charter for Health Equity

    [Brussels, 28 March 2011] The EWL has signed the European Charter for Health Equity of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).
    Rapidly increasing economic and political pressures put even more burden on socially deprived, most vulnerable and under-served population groups - increasing the health gap. We need to do much more than waiting for the EU to act; we need to go beyond “traditional” separated way of thinking.
    That was a driver for EPHA to create the European Charter for Health (...) Read more

  • EWL calls for inclusive family policies that advance equality between women and men

    EWL calls for inclusive family policies that advance equality between women and men

    [Brussels, 25 March 2011] The EWL is concerned about the lack of a women’s rights and gender equality perspective and about the narrow definition of family in recent European family policy discussions that focus on increasing birth rates.
    In the statement issued ahead of the thematic week "Europe for Families, Families for Europe" organized by the Hungarian EU Presidency from 28 March to 01 April, the EWL also notes that the current EU-level interest in families has the potential to start a (...) Read more

  • EWL says EU’s financial framework must be gender sensitive

    EWL says EU's financial framework must be gender sensitive

    [Brussels, 24 March 2011] The EWL requires more targeted financing for fundamental rights, social justice and equality between women and men, and a gender responsive approach to the future EU financial framework in a high level hearing.
    The EWL spoke on 21 March in high-level hearing on the next EU multi-annual financial framework organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) where civil society organizations had a possibility to exchange views with the EU Commissioner (...) Read more

  • EWL meets with UN director Michelle Bachelet

    EWL meets with UN director Michelle Bachelet

    [Brussels, 25 March 2011] The EWL participated in a dialogue with Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the newly created United Nations agency UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Several NGOs were invited to the meeting that took place on 24 March in Brussels.
    The EWL took the opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by women in the European region, including the impact of the crisis and of austerity measures on women’s economic (...) Read more

  • EWL warns the Heads of EU Member States about gender-blind economic governance

    EWL warns the Heads of EU Member States about gender-blind economic governance

    [Brussels, 23 March 2011] Ahead of the European Council of 24 and 25 March the EWL reminds the Heads of EU Member States that economic governance without a women’s rights and gender equality perspective undermines the inclusive targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
    In the two-day summit the European Council will agree on measures to preserve financial stability in the EU, and on the priorities for structural reform and fiscal consolidation for the year to come.
    In the letter sent to the (...) Read more

  • Trafficking in human beings: EWL welcomes Council adoption of stronger EU rules

    Trafficking in human beings: EWL welcomes Council adoption of stronger EU rules

    [Brussels, 21 March 2011] The EWL welcomes the adoption today by the Council of the new Directive on trafficking in human beings. This Directive has a victims’ centered approach and stresses the need to take into account the gender perspective in its provisions (article 1). The EWL welcomes the acknowledgment of the gender impact of trafficking and will work towards delivering more concrete information on how the gender perspective should translate in the forthcoming EU strategy on (...) Read more

  • EWL and Hungarian members prepare for conference on Roma women on 7 April in Budapest

    EWL and Hungarian members prepare for conference on Roma women on 7 April in Budapest

    [Brussels, 17 March 2011] The European Women’s Lobby and the Hungarian Women’s Lobby have the pleasure to invite you to a European conference on Roma women in Central and Eastern Europe that will take place in Budapest on 7th April 2011.
    As Roma inclusion has become a priority at the European level in the recent years, we believe it is crucial that attention is paid to the specific situation of Romani women and that their interests and rights become part of the actions taken by (...) Read more

  • Turkey: No joy this March 8 because of increased violence against women, say EWL members

    Turkey: No joy this March 8 because of increased violence against women, say EWL members

    [Brussels, 17 March 2011] In the aftermath of International Women’s Day, the EWL’s Turkish members speak out in the national media about the prevalence of violence against women in their society, and ’sustainable inequality’. Read the interview with Çi?dem Ayd?n in Today’s Zaman, published on 13 March.
    [Today’s Zaman, Istanbul, 13 March 2011 - YONCA POYRAZ DO?AN] Considering that violence against women has reached alarming levels, it is meaningless to celebrate March 8 this year, a women’s (...) Read more

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