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  • EWL welcomes new EU Gender Pact but regrets lack of binding concrete measures

    EWL welcomes new EU Gender Pact but regrets lack of binding concrete measures

    [Brussels, 16 March 2011] The EWL has issued a Statement in the aftermath of the Council of the EU’s adoption last week of a new Pact for Gender Equality 2011-2020. While welcoming the renewed commitment of the Member States to the fulfilment of the EU Treaty ambitions in relation to equality between women and men, the EWL regrets that no binding concrete measures, including targets, are foreseen in the Pact, except the renewed commitment to the Barcelona childcare objectives.
    In its (...) Read more

  • European Parliament passes Resolution on ‘Reducing health inequalities in the EU’

    European Parliament passes Resolution on ‘Reducing health inequalities in the EU'

    [Brussels, 10 March 2011] The European Parliament (EP) on 8 March adopted a Resolution on ‘Reducing health inequalities in the EU’ that includes many recommendations advanced and supported by the EWL in relation to women’s health. The Resolution was adopted by 379 votes in favour, 228 against and 49 abstentions.
    The Resolution is a significant step forward in ensuring equitable access to healthcare for all women, with no discrimination linked to administrative status or financial resources. (...) Read more

  • Women’s full participation in all areas of peace and security essential for confict prevention and sustainable peace, say EWL and partners

    Women's full participation in all areas of peace and security essential for confict prevention and sustainable peace, say EWL and partners

    [Brussels, 08 March 2011] On the ocasion of the 100th International Women’s Day, the EWL has joined a wide range of international partner organisations in issuing a Statement calling for progress on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security. Read the full Joint Statement below.
    The Need for Women’s Full Participation in All Areas of Peace and Security to Enhance Conflict Prevention and Ensure Sustainable Peace
    On 8 March 2011 we celebrate (...) Read more

  • EWL members stand in solidarity with women organising, mobilizing and acting for peace and freedom around the world

    EWL members stand in solidarity with women organising, mobilizing and acting for peace and freedom around the world

    [Brussels, 09 March 2011] EWL member organisation, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), on 8 March 2011 issued a Statement of solidarity with women’s associations world-wide working to promote peace and freedom. Read the full Statement below.
    The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), on the occasion of the 100th International Women’s Day, stands in solidarity with women organizing, mobilizing and acting for peace and freedom around the world. We (...) Read more

  • Malta - EWL members point out gender equality gaps in Malta

    Malta - EWL members point out gender equality gaps in Malta

    [B’Kara, 8 March 2011] This year, the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) is celebrating the first hundred years since the first time women raised their collective voice to demand the right to vote and safe conditions of work in the first wave of feminism. Over the years women continued to demand an end to discrimination and implementation of equality between women and men in all societies.
    While today is a day of celebration, there is still a lot that needs doing. MCWO has (...) Read more

  • Governments Eliminating Violence: Time to Stand Up Not Stand By, say EWL members

    Governments Eliminating Violence: Time to Stand Up Not Stand By, say EWL members

    [8 March 2011] The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Soroptimist International and World YWCA, representing the voices of girls, young women and women from all corners of the globe, call upon governments and the international community to recognize that the full extent of the commitments in CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action, and the agreed conclusions from the 51st session of CSW have not been realised. We call upon governments to increase political will and investment (...) Read more

  • EWL publishes new facts & figures thematic resource

    EWL publishes new facts & figures thematic resource

    [Brussels, 03 March 2011] In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2011, the EWL has for the second year running prepared a thematic briefing on gender equality in Europe today. For each theme, you will find key facts and figures, as well as quotes from the EWL ready to use. With full references included, this is a valuable resource to keep on hand for the coming year. Contents: Women in Decision-Making Women’s Economic Independance Violence against Women Education and Training of Women (...) Read more

  • Economic policy governance without a women’s rights’ perspective undermines the inclusive objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, says EWL

    Economic policy governance without a women's rights' perspective undermines the inclusive objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, says EWL

    [Brussels, 04 March 2011] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) contributes to the first full-scale national level implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy and to the first European Semester of economic policy coordination by highlighting the implications that gender-blind policy guidance have for European women who already bear the brunt of the effects of the crisis and austerity measures. The EWL makes three recommendations for the integration of a women’s rights and gender equality (...) Read more

  • First European Equal Pay Day must be followed by concrete targets and multidimensional strategy, says European Women’s Lobby

    First European Equal Pay Day must be followed by concrete targets and multidimensional strategy, says European Women's Lobby

    [Brussels, 04 March 2011] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) today welcomed the launch of the first ever European Equal Pay Day that will in 2011 fall on Saturday 05 March, an initiative that already existed in many Member States and that is supported by women’s organisations. The concept of Equal Pay Day aims to illustrate the gap between women’s and men’s wages in Europe which stands currently at 17,5% : the average European woman would have to work until 5 March 2011 to earn the same income as (...) Read more

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