COVID 19

  • For a Europe that cares for all – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

    For a Europe that cares for all – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

    [Brussels, 22 April 2020] The European Women’s Lobby is one of the signatories of this joint statement by the group Europe We Want. Find the pdf with the full list of signatories below.
    Democracy – Inclusion – Justice – Solidarity – Sustainability
    The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating all too well that unequal societies go hand-in-hand with human suffering, fragile economies, and delicate democracies. Solidarity must be the bedrock of Europe’s response to this crisis: to fighting the pandemic (...) Read more

  • The gendered impact of COVID-19

    The gendered impact of COVID-19

    [Brussels, 21 April 2020] This piece was originally published on Apolitical by Nuray Özbay, Turkish National Expert on VAW at European Women’s Lobby. Why the pandemic hits women harder — and what governments can do about it
    The COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affects women. We need to implement urgent gender-sensitive public policy responses to mitigate the pressing health and safety risks for women.
    The world is tragically suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Caught unprepared, more (...) Read more

  • Call for a European Solidarity Stimulus Plan: European solidarity must continue during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the aftermath

    Call for a European Solidarity Stimulus Plan: European solidarity must continue during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the aftermath

    [Brussels, 15 April 2020] Welcoming the EU’s finance ministers’ decision to finally come together to provide a short-term ‘COVID recovery plan’ for Europe, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), stresses that solidarity must be the new norm now and especially in the long-term.
    “We are all in this together, now and will continue to be in the future.” Cautioned EWL President Gwendoline Lefebvre. “While we are reassured by this modest show of solidarity that the European project is still alive, a greater (...) Read more

  • EWL Policy Brief: Putting equality between women and men at the heart of the response to COVID-19 across Europe

    EWL Policy Brief: Putting equality between women and men at the heart of the response to COVID-19 across Europe

    [Brussels, 10 April 2020] In the current global context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) recognises the significant and long-term impacts this health crisis will have for all across Europe and beyond, and that this will disproportionately be shouldered by women and girls. This is why EWL members across Europe and EWL’s Brussels-based secretariat have come together to draft the policy brief: ‘Women must not pay the price for COVID-19’. Our paper sets out the key calls (...) Read more

  • Covid-19 and women: The EWL sends Letter to President Charles Michel and President von der Leyen

    Covid-19 and women: The EWL sends Letter to President Charles Michel and President von der Leyen

    [Brussels, 3 April 2020] Following our call to the EU and its Member States to show political leadership and urgently ensure that gender-sensitive responses are implemented so that the price of the COVID-19 crisis is not paid by women, especially the most marginalised, the EWL has now written letters to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and to President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
    Please find the letters below:
    EWL Letter to President of the European (...) Read more

  • EWL Statement: Women must not pay the price for COVID-19

    EWL Statement: Women must not pay the price for COVID-19

    [Brussels, 20 March 2020] The COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately impacting women and girls who are made vulnerable by our patriarchal and neoliberal capitalist system: a system that is not working for people or the planet, and most definitely not working for women and girls. In these immensely difficult times for all people and societies in Europe and globally, the EU and its Member States must show political leadership and urgently ensure that gender-sensitive responses are implemented (...) Read more

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