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Excellent participation in our second breakfast training on women’s rights for Members of the European Parliament!

[Brussels, 09 December 2014] The second breakfast training on women’s rights and gender equality for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) was held last Wednesday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was a success and gathered 20 MEPs, EP assistants and staff members from several political groups.

The second breakfast training on women’s rights and gender equality was held on Wednesday 3rd December at the European Parliament in Brussels. As part of the innovative project "Young women leaders are voices for women and girls", it provided the participants with the tools to become spokesperson for equality between women and men in their day-to-day work.

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The content of the training was similar to the one we held in Strasbourg in October 2014. The objective was to reach out to new participants and in particular, MEPs and EP assistants who are not members of the FEMM Committee.

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MEP Anna Hedh (S&D), who actively contributed to the first training, delivered an opening speech and underlined the importance of mainstreaming women’s rights in all EU policies and of cooperating with women’s rights organisations. Once again, the European Women’s Lobby thanks her for her unvaluable contribution and for hosting the event!

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Three mentees of the European Political Mentoring Network, Kamilla Sultanova, Sanchia Alasia and Güliz Tomrük, also shared their experience with the participants. In particular, Sanchia spoke about the national campaign she ran in the UK for the 2014 European Elections.

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The European Women’s Lobby warmly thanks MEPs Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE), Angela Vallina (GUE/NGL), Anne-Marie Mineur (GUE/NGL) and Lola Sanchez (GUE/NGL) for their participation and their commitment to women’s rights and gender equality! We are also very grateful to MEPs Catherine Bearder (ALDE), Theresa Griffin (S&D), Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL), Julie Ward (S&D) whose assistants attended the training, as well as all the other participants!

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