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  • Reflecting on the Democracy Alive Festival

    Reflecting on the Democracy Alive Festival

    [Brussels, 21 May 2019] If you are interested in European politics, care about democracy, human rights, sustainability and feminism, then the Democracy Alive Festival in Texel, was definitely the place to be. People from civil society organisations, influences, decision-makers, trade unions, activists, and citizens, from various different backgrounds attended the three-day festival, which was hosted by European Movement International. With hashtags such as #Demfest and #WomenForEurope (...) Read more

  • Open Letter for the Sibiu Summit 2019 on the Future of Europe

    Open Letter for the Sibiu Summit 2019 on the Future of Europe

    [Brussels, 21 May 2019] We signed off on a letter addressed to all European Heads of States – shared with at the Sibiu Summit- where we urge them to nominate European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of life and decent work. We also insisted on the importance a Commissioner made up of at least 50 women, to truly represent all European citizens. This is one of our main demands, as detailed in ourManifesto for a (...) Read more

  • #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit: Now Available in three new languages!

    #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit: Now Available in three new languages!

    [Brussels 16 May 2019] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is excited to announce the publication of our #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit in three new European languages, with three more translations on the way!
    The Resource Pack and Activist Toolkit were developed in 2017 in the context of the original #HerNetHerRights project, which aimed to map the prevalence of online violence against women and girls across Europe. Online violence is a gendered issue, affecting 1 in 4 (...) Read more

  • Democracy in the Digital Space: European Women’s Lobby invited to Helsinki

    Democracy in the Digital Space: European Women's Lobby invited to Helsinki

    [Brussels, 7 May 2019]
    On Monday 6 May 2019, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) at the invitation of the Swedish Women’s Association of Finland to provide a key note speech at the event Vinnare och förlorare i ett digitaliserat Europa (Winners and Losers in a Digitalised Europe)
    During the event, participants heard from EWL with specific focus on our work to combat the issue of online violence against women and girls, which greatly affects women’s participation in the political space. Policy (...) Read more

  • Public Event: Making Europe work for women (Registration Closed)

    Public Event: Making Europe work for women (Registration Closed)

    [Brussels, 10 May 2019]
    As part of our European Women’s Forum, EWL’s annual gathering of over 100 feminist activists and members from all over Europe, we are hosting our flagship public event on Making Europe Work for Women on 6 June 2019 at 17.30. Less than two weeks after the European elections, we will gather to assess the results and their consequences for all women across Europe. We are bringing together women’s rights activists, decision-makers, elected politicians and citizens to (...) Read more

  • EC Consultation on the implementation of the Principle on "equal pay"

    EC Consultation on the implementation of the Principle on "equal pay"

    EWL has recently submitted our response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the Evaluation of the provisions in the Directive 2006/54/EC implementing the Treaty principle on "equal pay".
    EWL has proposed a set of set of six key measures for future EU action and legislation in relation to the "equal pay for equal work" principle: Amend to improve the current Directive on equal pay (article 4 of the Recast Directive): Convert the Recommendation on Transparency in Wage (...) Read more

  • EWL at the last session of the FEMM Committee

    EWL at the last session of the FEMM Committee

    [2nd of April ] EWL was invited to attend the last session of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee of this mandate of the European Parliament.
    As part of this last session, four experts provided their insight into women’s role in peace processes and on how women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution can improve outcomes before, during and after conflicts. All of them emphasised how important it is that women play an active role in peace processes: “women have to (...) Read more

  • Press release on informal EPSCO Council in Bucharest

    Press release on informal EPSCO Council in Bucharest

    [Brussels, 9 April] As the informal EPSCO Council meets in today and tomorrow in Bucharest, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomes the priority given to women’s economic independence, boosting women’s labour market participation and addressing the gender pay gap to ensure better work-life balance. “The time has come for real systemic change and the forthcoming European elections is the moment for this”, stated Ms Gwendoline Lefebvre, EWL President. “Our campaign manifesto 50/50 Women for (...) Read more

  • RoundUP: Women Object! Ending stereotypes and hypersexualisation of women and girls

    RoundUP: Women Object! Ending stereotypes and hypersexualisation of women and girls

    [Brussels 29 March 2019] On 8 March 2019, EWL organised an evening hosted together with the City of Brussels and isala asbl to mark International Women’s Day, as part of Women’s Rights Week (Semaine des Droits des Femmes-SDDF) at the City Hall of Brussels.
    During the event you heard from local, national and international activists and researchers who explored the reality of the world in which these stereotypes exist (that in Europe, 7 women die every day from domestic violence, 9 million (...) Read more

  • Consultation on European Semester... at last?

    Following the publication of the 2019 European Semester Country Reports, some EWL members were invited to provide feedback to the Commission.
    EWL members from Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary and Poland together with Joanna Maycock, our Secretary General, participated in a round table review with European Commission officials to provide their inputs to the 2019 European Semester Country Reports from a gender equality perspective. They were invited to provide specific feedback on the issue (...) Read more

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