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  • OBR 2019: Rising in solidarity to end violence against women

    OBR 2019: Rising in solidarity to end violence against women

    [Brussels, 18 February 2019] Last week, as part of One Billion Rising’s Global campaign, the European Women’s Lobby rose in solidarity to end violence against women and girls.
    In Europe, 1 in 3 women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 and 50 women die every week from male domestic violence. We say #LoudUnited, as a society we cannot accept this.
    The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the (...) Read more

  • Statement for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

    Statement for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

    [Brussels, 15 January 2019] The sixty-third session of the global Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session. We will be there too! Read our statement here.
    Social protection systems, access to social services and sustainable (...) Read more

  • Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: discussing the destiny of the Women on Company Boards

    Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: discussing the destiny of the Women on Company Boards

    [Brussels, 22 November 2018] On 6 November, the European Women’s Lobby and PwC organized the lunch-time event ‘Looking Backwards - Moving forwards: Women on Company Boards - what has been achieved and how to move forward in the future?’, hosted by Angelika Mlinar MEP from the ALDE Group.
    The aim of the event was to discuss women’s leadership, primarily in the business sector, where women are still underrepresented in top positions. In particular, as the end of the European institutional (...) Read more

  • The Sustainable Development Goals can shape the future of Europe

    The Sustainable Development Goals can shape the future of Europe

    The EWL joins SDG Watch Europe in the call for the EU to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    To the attention of: The President of the European Council The EU Heads of State and Government The President of the European Commission The Secretary-General of the European Commission The Members of the European Commission The Spitzenkandidaten The President of the European Parliament The European Parliament Political Groups Chairs
    Dear European Leaders , Over the coming (...) Read more

  • Call to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU

    Call to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU

    In view of the forthcoming European Council, the European Women’s Lobby together with Women in Development Europe (WIDE+), CARE International and COFACE Families Europe call on European leaders to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU. At a time where European societies are confronted with a severe backlash against women’s rights, it is of utmost importance that the EU does not take a step backwards.
    The European Women’s Lobby, Women in Development Europe (WIDE+), (...) Read more

  • Comments of Iceland MPs are unacceptable sexism and ableism

    Comments of Iceland MPs are unacceptable sexism and ableism

    They need to resign immediately.
    [Brussels, 11 December 2018] Six Members of the Icelandic Parliament were overheard making sexist and ableist comments about a number of prominent women in a bar. This is inexcusable hate speech and we call for their immediate resignation.
    We, the European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) are outraged by the comments made by the Iceland MPs. At one point former MP and ENIL member (...) Read more

  • Regional forum on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    Regional forum on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    [Brussels, November 30 2018] On November 28-29th, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) participated in the Regional Forum Integrated Polices, Inclusive Partnerships, in partnership with UN Women, the Council of Europe, the European Union and the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Skopje.
    The Regional Forum is part of the three-year UN Women Programme “Ending violence against women: Implementing norms, Changing minds” which aims to end gender-based discrimination and (...) Read more

  • The 2018 Women of Europe Awards: the WINNERS

    The 2018 Women of Europe Awards: the WINNERS

    [Brussels, 29 November 2018] Last night, the European Movement International, together with the European Women’s Lobby, hosted the 2018 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 who (...) Read more

  • Equal Pay Day: the European Women’s Lobby calls for improved gender equality in the workplace

    Equal Pay Day: the European Women's Lobby calls for improved gender equality in the workplace

    [Brussels, 31 October 2018] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), marks the ninth European Equal Pay Day by calling for increased efforts to end the gender pay gap. Even though the principle of equal pay for equal work was enshrined in the 1957 founding Treaty of the EU, European women continue to face discrimination in the job market and to earn less than men. For this reason, more than sixty years later, the European Equal Pay Day was established to illustrate the persistent wage inequality (...) Read more

  • EWL calls on EU Member States and EU institutions to do MORE to protect women & girls’ victims of human trafficking

    EWL calls on EU Member States and EU institutions to do MORE to protect women & girls' victims of human trafficking

    [Brussels 18 October 2018] Trafficking in human beings (THB) is the world’s fastest growing crime. Though TBH is recognised in Europe by Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 5 April 2011 (on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims) as a serious human rights violation, European Union (EU) member states have failed to identify and adequately combat the evident trafficking crisis happening across Europe.
    Trafficking in human (...) Read more

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