Statements podium These Statements lay out the EWL position on topical matters.

  • Contribution to the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities Working Group on Women and the Media (April 2010)

    The EWL in April 2010 submitted a first Contribution to the Working Group on Women and Media of the European Commission Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men. With input from the EWL Working Group on Women and the Media and the full EWL membership, this Contribution responds to the following questions:
    1. How can we define stereotypical roles in media communications and in which way theses ‘clichés’ have their influence on women in their professional as well as (...) Read more

  • EWL speaks on social integration of ethnic minority women at the EP (April 2010)

    Amandine Bach, Policy Officer at the EWL Secretariat, and Virginia Wangare Greiner, chair of the European Network of Migrant Women, spoke at a European Parliament Hearing on ’Social integration of women belonging to ethnic minority groups’, that took place in Brussels on 7 April 2010.
    See the full EWL presentation here and the full ENoMW presentation here. Read more

  • European Women’s Caucus Statement (March 2010)

    54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
    The 4th World Conference on Women produced the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), a comprehensive women’s human rights paradigm that envisioned the transformation of power relations. This was a global vision of social justice, equality, development and peace. Fifteen years later, the BPfA would seem to be considered by governments a technical instrument, and its substance has been depoliticised and diluted. The key (...) Read more

  • Joint Factsheet on Women and Migration (February 2010)

    The European Women’s Lobby and the European Network of Migrant Women drafted jointly with the Research center METICES of the Free University of Brussels and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) a factsheet on women and migration. The purpose of this fact sheet is to raise awareness among members of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) on the impact of migration policies on migrant women and the need to integrate a gender perspective in migration, integration and asylum policies. (...) Read more

  • Empowering Women in Peace and Conflict (January 2010)

    Statement delivered by EWL Secretary General, Myria Vassiliadou, in Brussels.
    The EWL has had the privilege of working very closely with Vice?President Wallström as part of our 50/50
    campaign on equality between women and men in decision making, signed by over 300 high ranking political
    figures from across Europe – including the Vice President of Spain Teresa Fernandez de la Vegas who is here with
    us today. We have directly witnessed the Commissioner’s passion and commitment to women’s (...) Read more

  • EWL Brief on the Stockholm Programme (January 2010)

    The Stockholm Programme aims to define the framework for EU policy in the area of freedom, security and justice for the period 2010–2014. It was adopted by EU Heads of State and Government at the Summit in December 2009. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) brief on the adopted text aims at providing general comments on the adopted text under the Swedish Presidency, but also key recommendations to be included in the action plan of the Stockholm programme in order to ensure that a women’s rights (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby 12 Priorities for the Spanish Presidency of the European Union (December 2009)

    On 01 January 2010, The Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will pass from Sweden to Spain. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), with more than 2500 member organisations the largest association of women’s organisations in the EU, calls on the Spanish Presidency to continue to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe and in particular, to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of European Union legislation guaranteeing equality between women and men, including (...) Read more

  • EWL Statement on the EU conference on male violence against women (9 November 2009)

    In light of the Conference on Strategies to Combat Male Violence Against Women organised by the Swedish Presidency of the EU on 9 November in Stockholm, the EWL and its Centre on Violence against Women issued a Statement calling on the Swedish presidency to initiate a European strategy on all forms of male violence against women.
    Women’s NGOs welcome the conference as a strong political will to bring into light male violence against women, but regret that many civil society organisations (...) Read more

  • EWL, WIDE & UNIFEM joint event report on women and migration (4 November 2009)

    Event report from the joint conference on "Women and Migration in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States", Brussels, 04 November 2009).
    This event report includes a summary of the recommendations which were put forward in the high-level discussion organised by various UN entities in Geneva, and at the follow-up discussion in Brussels. The report also highlights the work of the EWL, WIDE and UNIFEM on women and migration through 2010.
    Download the (...) Read more

  • Women’s NGOs call on the Swedish Presidency to initiate a European strategy on all forms of male violence against women (November 2009)

    On 9 November, the Swedish Presidency of the European Union will be holding a conference on strategies to combat men’s violence against women in Stockholm. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) warmly welcomes this initiative which shows a strong political will to address male violence against women with a European perspective.
    When including all forms of violence against women, 45% of all women in Europe have been subjected to and suffered from men’s violence. One in 5 women in Europe has been (...) Read more


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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.

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