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  • The 2019 Women of Europe Awards: the WINNERS

    The 2019 Women of Europe Awards: the WINNERS

    [Brussels, 05 December 2019] Last night, the European Movement International, together with the European Women’s Lobby, hosted the 2019 edition of the Women of Europe Awards ceremony. The Awards, inspired the national awards of several National European Movement Councils, are handed out annually to honour women striving to advance the European project in their professional or private capacity.
    Members of the European Movement International and of the European Women’s Lobby nominate women (...) Read more

  • EWL Observatory meets in Brussels to continue its work to end VAWG and promote the Istanbul Convention

    EWL Observatory meets in Brussels to continue its work to end VAWG and promote the Istanbul Convention

    [Brussels, 30 October 2019] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory experts on violence against women came together in Brussels on the 14 and 15 of October to discuss on key issues on VAWG and on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention. Together we defined a workplan for the Observatory work in 2020; the year where we will be marking the 25th anniversary of the commitments (...) Read more

  • A holistic approach on combatting violence against women and girls

    A holistic approach on combatting violence against women and girls

    [Brussels, 30 October 2019] Throughout October 2019, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and members held multiple #HerNetHerRights training sessions across Europe, for women’s civil society, social justice and political organisations in Belgium, Germany, Turkey and Wales.
    Originally developed as a pilot project within the context of the EWL European elections campaign, #HerNetHerRights II: Prevent, Protect, Promote is a training session aimed at politically engaged women such as women (...) Read more

  • Women’s Rights in the Western Balkans: event in Brussels

    Women's Rights in the Western Balkans: event in Brussels

    [Brussels, 29 October 2019] On 6 November, EWL is co-hosting an event with The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation on women’s rights in the Western Balkans.
    The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and the EWL are gathering women activists, partners and decision-makers in Brussels on 6 November to discuss EU’s support to women’s rights in the Western Balkans.
    With a new political leadership in place in the EU and following last week’s Council Conclusions on enlargement, questions arise about the EU’s (...) Read more

  • Reviewing the past - preparing for the future

    Reviewing the past - preparing for the future

    [Brussels, 22 October 2019] On September 30, 2019 the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Finland, organised a conference to analyse the challenges, priorities and operational policies of EU gender policy for the next five years based on the UN’s review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +25).
    As political leaders gathered under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency to push forward the agenda on equality between women and (...) Read more

  • WomenObject! Week of Action to End Sexual Exploitation

    WomenObject! Week of Action to End Sexual Exploitation

    [Brussels, 9 October 2019] We have witnessed much progress on many aspects of equality between women and men, something that is inspired by women’s resilience and their fight to push for more equality all over the world. However, we are also witnessing a very general backlash in many parts of the world, including Europe, on various issues such as women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, and violence against women. There is still not a single country in the world where women are (...) Read more

  • Solidarity with EWL’s UK National Coordination

    Solidarity with EWL's UK National Coordination

    [Brussels, 18 September 2019] In June 2019, European Women’s Lobby (EWL) members came together in Brussels for our annual European Women’s Forum (EWF), which is included our General Assembly. The event gathered more than 100 feminist activists forfour days of strategising, sharing and mobilising for women’s rights.This year, at our General Assembly, EWL members approved a motion to make some additions to EWL’s Internal Rules – one of these additions guaranteed continued full membership for (...) Read more

  • Violence against Women Politicians: A reflection on the #HerNetHerRights training for the EWL 50/50 European election campaign

    Violence against Women Politicians: A reflection on the #HerNetHerRights training for the EWL 50/50 European election campaign

    [Brussels, 6 August 2019] With the European parliamentary elections concluded, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is conducting a reflection on the various activities women all across Europe engaged in, in order to campaign for true, fair parity democracy in the European institutions.
    For women across Europe, the elections were a welcome sign of progress as the results clearly show that many citizens are striving for a feminist, sustainable Europe, with now 41% of MEP’s being women. The EWL (...) Read more

  • No means No: The modification of article 336 of the Greek penal code

    No means No: The modification of article 336 of the Greek penal code

    *Pictures from Alexia “Tsouni [Athens 08 June 2019] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Coordination of Greek Women’s NGOs for the EWL express their satisfaction about the historical decision made by the Greek Government to modify the penal code to introduce a consent-based definition of rape. “This a landmark decision that will help to protect and give access to justice and reparation to women and girls in Greece. The government proposal responds to the longstanding demand and lobbying (...) Read more

  • Our 2019 European Women’s Forum

    Our 2019 European Women's Forum

    [Brussels, 26 June 2018] From 6 to 9 June, EWL members came together in Brussels for our annual European Women’s Forum, which gathers over 100 feminist activists and members for four days of strategising, learning and mobilising for women’s rights. The timing of the Forum was particularly crucial this year as it took place less than two weeks after the European Elections, giving us an important opportunity to work together to advocate and campaign for a feminist Europe.
    The flagship event of (...) Read more

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