Monitoring women in politics

  • Croatian President Ivo Josipović becomes Friend of the European Women’s Lobby

    Croatian President Ivo Josipović becomes Friend of the European Women's Lobby

    [Brussels, 21 November, 2013] The EWL is very honoured to announce the support of Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia, for the EWL’s work and ideals. Together, with the support of all our Friends, the EWL is commited to continue to promote women’s rights in relation to violence, equal pay, parity and many more areas ! Find the letter of support of Mr. Ivo Josipović here.
    Dear ladies of the European Women’s Lobby,
    Since 1 July 2013, Croatia has been part of the great European (...) Read more

  • EWL promoting its 50/50 Campaign and Political Mentoring Network in Oslo

    EWL promoting its 50/50 Campaign and Political Mentoring Network in Oslo

    [Brussels, 21 November 2013] On 14 and 15 November 2013, EWL staff members Gina Horst and Karima Zahi participated in the conference “Women, Power and Politics” in Oslo. The international conference, organised by FOKUS (Forum for Women and Development), the National Centenary Committee and PRIO (The Peace Research Institute Oslo) aimed at celebrating one Century of Women’s Right to vote in Norway, by discussing what has been achieved during the past 100 years and by looking at what still needs (...) Read more

  • EWL urges European parties to stand up for parity democracy

    EWL urges European parties to stand up for parity democracy

    [Brussels, 22 November 2013] In the crucial phase before the European elections in May 2014, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) urged this week the European parties to support our 50/50 Campaign, by signing the Joint Declarationand encouraging their party members to do so.
    While national party leaders do have a crucial role in setting up the candidate lists and thereby determine the number of women, the European parties can not only raise awareness for this cause, but also influence decisions (...) Read more

  • Parity Democracy Launch: “Beyond the Brussels Bubble”

    Parity Democracy Launch: “Beyond the Brussels Bubble”

    [Brussels, 27 September] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and Parity Democracy campaign national partners were joined by MEP’s, the European Commission and an esteemed audience to launch the next phase of the 50/50 campaign and the Parity Democracy campaign, for greater women’s political representation and participation.
    The next phase, alongside ParityDemocracy.eu partners from Cyprus, Romania, Lithuania and the Czech Republic reaches “Beyond the Brussels Bubble” - to member states, (...) Read more

  • New Website for 50/50 Campaign!

    New Website for 50/50 Campaign!

    [Brussels, 6 August 2013] The European Women’s Lobby is pleased to launch a new website for the 50/50 Campaign!
    The new website www.paritydemocracy.eu, will include all the news and action you can get involved in leading up to the European Parliamentary election in 2014.
    Search through the news, find out what is happening with our national partners - from Cyprus to Hungary - and read the experiences of women running for European Parliamentary elections as part of the European Political (...) Read more

  • "Europe Back on Top with 50/50"

    "Europe Back on Top with 50/50"

    [Brussels, 7 March 2013] Yesterday, the European Women’s Lobby and the 50/50 Campaign Core Group of MEP’s, were joined by keynote speaker Olli Rehn, Vice President of the European Commission, and other high-level panellists for a full event to discuss gender parity in EU institutions, titled “Europe Back on Top with 50/50.”
    The event - aimed to bring parliamentarians, advisers and activists together – was introduced by Campaign Core Group members Sirpa Pietikänen MEP and Franziska Brantner MEP, (...) Read more

  • 50/50 Campaign Core Group to Hold High Level Event as Campaign Gains Momentum

    50/50 Campaign Core Group to Hold High Level Event as Campaign Gains Momentum

    [Brussels, 1 March 2013] On Wednesday 6 March the 50/50 Campaign coalition will host an event, with key note speaker Olli Rehn - Vice-President of the European Commission - to discuss and highlight the need for gender parity within all EU institutions.
    The theme for the discussion is, "Europe back on top with 50/50"
    The event will provide an opportunity for MEP’s, Commissioners, NGO’s and party leaders to come together and hear practical experiences about the challenges, opportunities and (...) Read more

  • 50/50 CAMPAIGN: NO MODERN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY WITHOUT GENDER EQUALITY!

    50/50 CAMPAIGN: NO MODERN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY WITHOUT GENDER EQUALITY!

    [Brussels, 01 March 2013] Following the success of the 50/50 campaign ahead of the European elections in 2009, which was endorsed by more than 300 prominent personalities across Europe including MEPs, EU Commissioners, Heads of States, National Ministers and collected a wide level of support from individuals and organisations, the European Women’s Lobby and a cross-party alliance of MEPs committed themselves to put gender parity on the European agenda ahead of the 2014 European Parliamentary (...) Read more

  • Sign the Joint Declaration: “No Modern Democracy without Gender Equality”!

    Sign the Joint Declaration: “No Modern Democracy without Gender Equality”!

    [Brussels, 15 November 2013] Equal representation of women and men in public decision-making is a fundamental right. The under-representation of women constitutes a serious democratic deficit, which undermines the legitimacy of the contemporary democratic ideal and the European Union. A modern and genuine democracy requires gender equality.
    The 50/50 Coalition aims to achieve gender balance in all European institutions for the 2014 European Elections. Therefore, the European Women’s Lobby (...) Read more

  • More than 50 MEPs sign 50/50 Declaration for gender balance in European decision-making

    More than 50 MEPs sign 50/50 Declaration for gender balance in European decision-making

    [Brussels, 22 November 2012] Yesterday, more than 50 Members of the European Parliament from five political groups and from all over the EU signed the 50/50 Declaration, calling on Member States, European political parties and the European Institutions to take action in order to achieve gender balance in European decision making.
    “NO MODERN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY WITHOUT GENDER EQUALITY”
    In 2014, Europeans will elect a new European Parliament. Will we reach parity among the MEPs? A new European (...) Read more

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