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  • Launch of One Billion Rising Brussels 2014 event – 14/02/2014

    On 14 February 2014, the heart of Europe beats against violence against women and for justice!
    FESTIVE EVENT IN BRUSSELS
    12 pm: Place Poelaert in front of the Palais de Justice, Brussels.
    One in three women in the world will be raped or beaten during her lifetime, meaning one billion women. In Europe, 7 women die every day of domestic violence. In Belgium, in 2011, 4083 rapes were recorded, amounting to more than 11 every day. But officials estimate that 90% of sexual violence crimes (...) Read more

  • ONE BILLION RISING EVENT AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS - WEDNESDAY 12.02.2014

    ONE BILLION RISING EVENT AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS - WEDNESDAY 12.02.2014

    The European Women’s Lobby and Members of the EP rise for Justice and for 2016 to be the European Year to End Violence against Women
    Wednesday 12 February 2014 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS - Ground floor (Main Hall - niveau 0)
    • From 9h30 to 12h: MEPs and Commissioners will be able to sign in a board full of colourful handprints (representing all the women around the globe rising for justice) to show their engagement
    • At 12h: Group Picture with MEP, speeches from EWL President Viviane (...) Read more

  • France is paving the way towards a progressive Europe free from prostitution, says European Women’s Lobby

    [Brussels, 5 December 2013] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) warmly welcomes the vote of the French Parliament yesterday, which adopted a law proposal aiming at abolishing the system of prostitution. After two years of debate, French parliamentarians decided to support a new legislation aiming at supporting prostituted persons and considering prostitution as an obstacle to gender equality and a violation of human rights and dignity.
    The law will address all actors involved in the system of (...) Read more

  • France is paving the way towards a progressive Europe free from prostitution, says European Women’s Lobby

    [Brussels, 5 December 2013] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) warmly welcomes the vote of the French Parliament yesterday, which adopted a law proposal aiming at abolishing the system of prostitution. After two years of debate, French parliamentarians decided to support a new legislation aiming at supporting prostituted persons and considering prostitution as an obstacle to gender equality and a violation of human rights and dignity.
    The law will address all actors involved in the system of (...) Read more

  • MEPs call for a Europe free from prostitution and support the Brussels’ Call signed by 200 NGOs

    MEPs call for a Europe free from prostitution and support the Brussels' Call signed by 200 NGOs

    [Brussels, 1 October 2013] Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered for a joint press event in the European Parliament, to express their view that prostitution is an obstacle to equality between women and men and a violation of human rights. Coming from different countries and all major political groups in the European Parliament, 53 MEPs have signed the Brussels’ Call ‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution’.
    Initiated by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and its (...) Read more

  • EWL - Beyond the Brussels Bubble: 50/50 Parity Democracy Launch - National Action (18 September, 2013)

    (Brussels 18 September) PRESS RELEASE BEYOND THE BRUSSELS BUBBLE: 50/50 PARITY DEMOCRACY LAUNCH – NATIONAL ACTION AND PRESENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN CITIZEN’S PRIZE Information Office of the European Parliament in Belgium Wednesday 18 September 2013 15:00-19:00
    EVENT - BEYOND THE BRUSSELS BUBBLE:
    With the European elections just eight months away, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and it’s National Partners are working together to link European institutions with grassroots activists on the (...) Read more

  • The first European Citizens’ Summit: bringing Europe back to its people

    The first European Citizens’ Summit: bringing Europe back to its people
    25 June 2013, Brussels – The last two days have seen a unique gathering of European citizens and NGO representatives from all major civil society sectors discussing how to create a fairer, more socially-focused and sustainable future for Europe. Organised by the Civil Society Contact Group (CSCG) and DEEEP (1), this assembly brought together the ultimate stakeholders of decision making, the citizens, just days before the (...) Read more

  • European conference in Warsaw to debate prostitution and trafficking

    [Brussels and Warsaw, 24 June 2013] The Polish Women’s Lobby (PWL) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the largest coalition of women’s NGOs in Europe, will on 25 June host a European conference on “Prostitution and trafficking in women: what has Poland got to do with it?” in Warsaw. The conference aims at bringing the issues of prostitution and trafficking in women and girls on the political agenda of Poland, and involving decision-makers in reflecting on possible ways forward to address the (...) Read more

  • Women’s organisations ask support of the European Parliament against the modification of the Spanish law on sexual and reproductive health and rights

    [Brussels, 20 June 2013]
    President of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Viviane Teitelbaum and President of the Spanish Coordination for the European Women’s Lobby (CELEM) Rosa Escapa met this morning with Mikael Gustafsson, Chair of the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, to convey their urgent appeal for solidarity and support to ensure that the Spanish legislation on abortion don’t experience a clear setback. The Spanish Minister of Justice, Sr.Gallardón, announced that he (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes EU Civil Society Platform addressing trafficking in human beings - 31 May 2013

    [Brussels, 29 May 2013] The EU Civil Society Platform on trafficking in human beings will hold its first meeting on 31 May 2013 in Brussels. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and its participating members warmly welcome the initiative of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to involve civil society organisations in a constructive dialogue with the European Commission (EC), in the framework of the EU Strategy on trafficking. In particular, they see their inclusion in the Platform’s work as a (...) Read more

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