European & International News

International news globe All the latest news from the European Union, its member states, and beyond.

  • 18 October 2016 - European day against trafficking in human beings

    18 October 2016 - European day against trafficking in human beings

    [Brussels, 18 October 2016, MEPs Statment on Anti-Trafficking Day] This day must be a day when we step up our efforts to combat the most dominant form of trafficking, namely trafficking in women, girls and boys for sexual exploitation. In order to do this effectively, we need to go beyond words and address the root causes that fuel trafficking for sexual exploitation, i.e. the demand for paid sex and the growing prostitution markets in Europe.
    Trafficking for sexual exploitation is a (...) Read more

  • Ending violence against women in the EU: The Istanbul Convention and beyond

    Ending violence against women in the EU: The Istanbul Convention and beyond

    [Brussels 12 October 2016] [Gender5Plus->http://gender5plus.eu, the first European Feminist Think Tank, would like to invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion on the Istanbul Convention and beyond.
    Although there is tangible progress on gender equality in the European Union, fundamental inequalities between women and men are blocking the way towards improving the living and working conditions of all people living in Europe. One of the greatest scourges is violence against (...) Read more

  • Work-life balance: action to improve needed at EU and national levels, say MEPs

    Work-life balance: action to improve needed at EU and national levels, say MEPs

    [Press release of the Europen Parliament, 13 September 2016] MEPs adopted in plenary on Tuesday a non-binding resolution calling for the need to modernise work-life balance framework, legislative and non-legislative measures, at EU and national level. MEPs recommend to improve different types of leave, to provide adequate income replacement and social protection during any type of family or care related leave.
    The resolution was adopted by 443 votes in favour, 123 against and 100 (...) Read more

  • A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all

    A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all

    [Brussels, 13 September 2016] The European Women’s Lobby joins this common statement on the future of Europe drafted on the initiative of WWF
    Find the statement in the media:
    [ “A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all” on Vita international->http://www.vitainternational.media/en/article/2016/09/12/a-new-europe-for-people-planet-and-prosperity-for-all/534 [ Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission and Honorary Citizen of Europe, supports the statement and (...) Read more

  • Vote yes to strengthen Work-Life balance opportunities for Europe’s families

    Vote yes to strengthen Work-Life balance opportunities for Europe's families

    [Brussels 12 September 2016] Tomorrow, on 13th September 2016, the European Parliament will be called on to vote the report 2016/2017(INI)“Creating labour market conditions favourable for family-work balance”. We are 11 networks of NGOs and Local Authorities and since 2012 we have been working together to raise awareness about the daily challenges faced by women and men across the EU in reconciling their work, family and private life. We represent millions of children, adults and families (...) Read more

  • EWL welcomes the Commissioner for Human Rights statement "Protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights"

    EWL welcomes the Commissioner for Human Rights statement "Protect women's sexual and reproductive health and rights"

    [Brussels, 23 June 2016] The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the statement made by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, who calls all member states to take the necessary steps to ensure women full and equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
    The Commissioner for Human rights highlights in his recommendations the pivotal role of accessing to sexuality education and asks the member states to ensure that mandatory sexuality education that is (...) Read more

  • 26 Member States have signed the Istanbul Convention! Will Latvia and Czech Republic be next soon?

    26 Member States have signed the Istanbul Convention! Will Latvia and Czech Republic be next soon?

    [Brussels, 21 April 2016] Bulgaria became the 26th EU Member State that have signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention. We congratulate our members, the Bulgarian Coordination to the EWL to sign the Istanbul Convention in June 2016, being the ratification scheduled for mid-2018. This announcement has been welcomed and is being monitored by the women’s rights organisations that have made huge (...) Read more

  • New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

    New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

    [Brussels, 27 April 2016, Press Release by EWoB] European Women on Boards (EWoB)
    A significant role for women in leadership positions is of crucial importance to the future of Europe’s economy. An abundance of evidence shows that balanced and diverse Boards are associated with increased innovation, competitiveness, sustainable growth and a more prosperous society.
    The landmark study explores a wide range of data relating to the participation of women in European leadership positions, (...) Read more

  • European study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

    European study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

    [Brussels, 5 April 2016] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomes the ’Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings’ which has been commissioned by the European Commission, in the framework of the EU commitment to combat human trafficking. The EWL had been calling for a gender perspective on trafficking in human beings for years and is delighted to see a full report address and examine the reality of trafficking for sexual exploitation from a gender perspective.
    Data from (...) Read more

  • European Parliament calls for gender-sensitivity in asylum policy

    European Parliament calls for gender-sensitivity in asylum policy

    [Strasbourg, 8 March 2016. European Parliament Press Release] A reform of EU migration and asylum policies and procedures needs to include gender-sensitive measures to ensure the safety of women seeking asylum, many of whom travel with young children and other dependents, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday.
    “This report highlights the exceptionally vulnerable situation of women refugees in the European Union. They have fled persecution in their home countries, undertaking a perilous (...) Read more

Pages-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-...-88-

Latest video

EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

Facebook Feed

Get Involved