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The EWL 5050 Campaign gains another prominent supporter: European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding signed the Joint declaration

[Brussels, 23 January 2014] The European Women’s Lobby is delighted to have another prominent supporter of the 5050 campaign No modern Democracy without Gender Equality ahead of the EU elections in May.

European Commission Vice-President Vivane Reding signed the Joint declaration of the 5050 campaign which demands equal representation of women in all EU institutions. The 5050 campain is supported by a cross party alliance of all parties in the European Parliament which is represented by a core group of MEP’s and aims to raise awareness of the lack of equal representation of women in decision-making positions in the EU institutions and demands all relevant stakeholders to take concrete steps to fulfill the fundamental principle of the EU.

The European Women’s Lobby is working closely with its members, decision-makers, foundations and civil society organsiations through different advocacy and campaign tools to put gender equality and diversity on the political agenda of the EU in particular ahead of the EU elections.

The European Women’s Lobby is therefore, pleased to announce its next event: My MEP is Just Like Me?! in the framework of the 50/50 campaign and the European Political Mentoring Programme at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 18 February (16.15 – 18.15).

The seminar, hosted by MEP Claude Moraes (S&D), moderated by 3 members of the Core Group, aims at promoting the active participation of women as voters and candidates in the European Parliament elections of May 2014 in order to have a more representative, equal and democratic Europe.

If you would like to participate, please register via this link.

Please contact Gina Horst at horst@womenlobby.org ; 02/210 04 41 with any questions and requests with regards to the event.

For further information and how you or your organsiation can join the 5050 campaign please have a closer look at the website paritydemocray.eu or click here.

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