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EWL launches 10 Days of Action ahead of the International Women’s Day 2012

[Brussels, 23 February 2012] While women’s organisations across Europe are preparing for the International Women’s Day 2012, the European Women’s Lobby contributes to the celebrations in Brussels by launching 10 Days of Action for women’s rights in Europe. During the 10 days, the EWL takes action for HER Future and invites you to be part of it, too!

The aim of the EWL 10 Days of Action is to shed light on the inequalities that women of all ages and backgrounds face in Europe and make concrete proposals to make equality between women and men a reality in today’s challenging times. We believe that every girl and woman deserves nothing less!

The events and activities of the EWL 10 Days of Action address a variety of issues that shape the lives of girls and women in Europe. What can be done to close the gender pay gap and the gender pension gap? How to ensure equal representation of women and men in political and economic decision-making? What can we do to improve the situation of older women in the EU and to combat violence against women? Finally, how to ensure funding for women’s rights and gender equality?

Starting with the publication of new facts and figures on the state of women in Europe, the EWL 10 Days of Action will conclude with a reception to launch the EWL photo exhibition ’My world: Vision of 21st century feminism’ which will take place in the Hôtel communal of Etterbeek on 08 March.

Join the events of the EWL and its partners over the 10 days, and see the present and future face of feminism!

Do you want to do something more concrete to support the EWL? Over the 10 Days of Action, we will recruit persons to join the EWL Team for the 20 km of Brussels. By running for women’s rights with us on 27 May, you will help us to shape a brighter future for women and girls in Europe!

We look forward to meeting you!

For more information about the activities of the EWL members in other countries, see here.

What will the EWL do and where can you find us

Wednesday 29 February

Join the EWL-The Centre event ‘Women on Boards – From a snail’s pace into a giant leap with EU measures?’ @ The Center 18.00-20.00 - register meet@thecenter.eu. More information here.

Launch of the EWL progress report on women on boards in Europe – read it on our website!

EWL on TV - twice! During the show ‘On n’est pas des pigeons’ (18h30), the session ‘Pour ou contre’ will be about prostitution. The show ‘Questions à la Une’ (20h20) will be about clients of prostitution.

Thursday 01 March

Meet the EWL at place LUX at 18.00 and join the EWL team by signing up for the 20 km of Brussels

Friday 02 March

European Equal Pay Day! EWL draws attention to the link between the gender pay gap and the gender pension gap. Check our website!

Saturday 03 March

Launch of the French feminist magazine Causette in Belgium @ Le Tavernier! More information here.

Tuesday 06 March

The EWL will be present in the special performance of Vagina Monologues in the European Parliament, organised by V-Day. Register by 29 February Karin@v-day.org. More info here.

The EWL discusses the situation of older women in the EU and reveals facts and figures.

Wednesday 07 March

EWL speaks in a hearing on EU funding for equality in the European Parliament

EWL participates in the launch of a cross-party coalition for parity democracy in the European Parliament.

EWL on TV! ‘Quai des Belges’ on Arte Belgique will focus on feminism (20h35)

Thursday 08 March

European Parliament event on Equal Pay, register by 05 March. More information here.

Join the EWL and the EWL’s Belgian member organisations on the bridge for solidarity @ le Pont Sainctelette, 12.30 – 13.30, More information here.

Join us for a chat and drink in the opening of the EWL photo exhibition ‘My world: Visions of 21st century feminism’ @ Hôtel communal d’Etterbeek, 18.30.

Come to watch the film ‘Made in Dagenham’ and discuss the gender pay gap with the EWL @ Espace Senghour, 19:30-22:00. More information here.

Friday 09 March

Read everything about the EWL ten days of action in the EWL newsletter!

EWL on TV! ‘Quai des Belges’ on Le Deux.

Saturday 10 March

The deadline for joining the EWL team for the 20 kilometers of Brussels! To register, contact godard@womenlobby.org

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