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  • Open letter to EU decision-makers in light of the European Council on migration

    [Brussels, 8 October 2015] Today, and in light of the European Council of 15-16 October, the European Women’s Lobby has written to the EU Commissioners in charge of fundamental rights, gender equality, migration and home affairs, to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls fleeing conflict, war and discrimination. EWL members are also sending this open letter to their Ministers. We want to see a clear EU response to women’s rights in the current ’refugee crisis’.
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  • EWL Beijing+20 in October: Women and Poverty

    [Brussels, 1 October 2015] Did you know that over a quarter (26,9%) of women in the EU’s 28 countries experience poverty and social exclusion? That the gender pension gap is 39% in the EU and a major cause of the feminisation of poverty among older women, affecting 22% of women over the age of 65 compared to 16% of men in the same age category? That single parents, 80-90% of whom are women, migrant women, many of whom work in the informal economy, and Roma women, many living in conditions of (...) Read more

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