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  • "Quotas only way to ’shatter the glass ceiling’ for women"

    Boardroom quotas for women are the only option left to achieve gender balance, according to an equality campaign group. That view is not necessarily shared by lawmakers in the European Parliament, as the EU prepares to legislate on the matter.
    The European Commission is preparing a new law to ensure women make up 40% of the boardroom in all EU countries by 2020.
    The European Women’s Lobby backed the plans and said all EU member states should follow the example of the six European countries (...) Read more

  • Equality Rules

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  • Irish fans urged not to use prostitutes during Euro 2012

    IRISH FOOTBALL FANS are being urged not to use the services of prostitutes when abroad for the Euro 2012 games this month.
    Labour Women is urging Irish soccer fans travelling to the games not to use prostitutes during the games in Poland, as part of the Europe-wide campaign Together for a Europe free from prostitution.
    The campaign aims to combat prostitution and raise awareness of the harm done by prostitution.
    Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair, commented:
    We know that demand for (...) Read more

  • Euro 2012 and Olympics likely to see ’boom in prostitution’

    By Pierrette Pape
    Major sporting events – such as Euro 2012 and the London Olympics – are regularly coupled with a spectacular increase in the demand for sexual services, writes the European Women’s Lobby
    On May 30, MEPs from nine countries and all political groups gathered in Brussels in support of the European Women’s Lobby’s action against prostitution around sporting events. In a message to athletes, officials, fans, journalists and decision-makers ahead of the London Olympics and Euro (...) Read more

  • MEPs demand more action against prostitution at sports events

    MEPs have called for more to be done to prevent prostitution at big sporting events. Many in the European Parliament are concerned the issue isn’t been taken seriously enough ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine and the London Olympics this summer. Anti-prostitution campaigners say that major tournaments are often coupled with a surge in sex trafficking.
    ‘‘A sports event normally attracts a lot of men to the same place so I think the sex industry takes this as (...) Read more

  • EM & Olympia 2012 - Rote Karte gegen Prostitution im EU-Parlament

    Sie wollen ein klares Zeichen setzen: Heute haben 20 Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments aus neun Ländern und allen politischen Lagern die rote Karte gezückt. Ihre Message an die Fans, AthletInnen, JournalistInnen und VeranstalterInnen: “Be a sport. Keep it fair… Say NO to prostitution” (Sei sportlich. Bleib fair… Sag NEIN zu Prostitution). Sie unterstützen damit die Kampagne „Für ein Europa frei von Prostitution“ der European Women’s Lobby (EWL), die 2006 startete und jetzt gegen den Frauenkauf (...) Read more

  • Sporting venues urged to ’show red card’ to prostitution

    Member states have been urged to "show the red card" to the sex trade at this summer’s big sporting events, including the Olympics and the Euro 2012 football championships.
    A campaign aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of women at these and other similar events was launched in parliament on Wednesday.
    The European Women’s Lobby, which is behind the initiative, predicts an influx of "sexually trafficked" women to London for the Olympics and Poland and Ukraine, co hosts of the (...) Read more

  • Running as equals

    This Sunday, a team of 75 runners (54 women, 21 men; aged 15 to 59) is taking part in the annual Brussels 20km, flying the flag for the European Women’s Lobby. As their motto explains (“Run for women’s rights – Be part of HERstory!”), their motivation is simple: to gain maximum exposure for the cause of gender equality.
    But maybe some of them secretly wish to come first... among equals, naturally. We catch up with Brussels-born Parma resident Alejandra Ibarguen, 34, and Jan Imgrund, 37, from (...) Read more

  • MP gender quotas rejected

    The government will not be introducing gender quotas to ensure balance in Parliament, despite the fact that only nine per cent of MPs are women. There are only six women in the House of Representatives
    This jars when compared to the average number of women in national parliaments in EU countries, which stands at 22 per cent.
    Out of the 27 EU member states, six have adopted legislation on candidate quotas, which has resulted in pushing up the number of MP women substantially. In some (...) Read more


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