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  • #Twittertakeover European Commission DG Economy and Finance

    #Twittertakeover European Commission DG Economy and Finance

    [Brussels, 30 May 2018] On Tuesday, 22 May from 14:00-16:00 CET we took over the Twitter account of the European Commission’s DG Economy and Finance in the run-up to this year’s Brussels Economic Forum, the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission. The conference brings together European and international policymakers, opinion leaders, academics, civil society and business leaders to debate hot economic topics and share new perspectives on Europe’s economic challenges.
    You (...) Read more

  • Women (RE)shaping Power

    Women (RE)shaping Power

    [Brussels, 15 May 2018] We are happy to announce that our second flagship Women’s Forum in Brussels is coming up with an opening event on 7 June 2018. This year’s edition, in recognition of the upcoming European Elections will address the theme of “Women ReShaping Power”. Over 100 leading women’s rights activists from the EWL membership across Europe will be in Brussels to participate. This will form an important part of our efforts to build momentum towards the 2019 European Election.
    We will (...) Read more

  • POLITICO Women’s Summit 21 June

    POLITICO Women's Summit 21 June

    [Brussels, 15 May 2018] World leaders and key influencers are making gender equality and women’s empowerment top priorities at this year’s G7 Summit in Canada. In 2018, gender equality is no longer a goal but a fundamental human right - with real financial, social and policy consequences for leaders and stakeholders.
    European Women’s Lobby is glad to support the first Women Rule Summit organised by POLITICO in Brussels on June 21. Join us as we debate women’s leadership and gender equality in (...) Read more

  • AGORA 2018: call for applications closed!

    AGORA 2018: call for applications closed!

    [Brussels, 18 April 2018] The AGORA is back! AGORA is an EWL programme that brings young feminists from all over Europe to Brussels for a 5-day gathering to discuss and explore feminism and learn from each other.
    Our next AGORA will take place from 29 August to 2 September 2018 and we are now looking for candidates to take part. The programme is open to any young self-identified women aged between 18 and 30 (at the time of the AGORA) who is keen to connect with other young feminists. (...) Read more

  • More than 3800 organisations in 49 countries in support of the Istanbul Convention

    More than 3800 organisations in 49 countries in support of the Istanbul Convention

    [Brussels, 4 May 2018] The European Coalition to End Violence against Women have sent a strong letter of support to the Council of Europe in support of the Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, the Istanbul Convention.
    Convened by the European Women’s Lobby, the European Coalition to End violence against women and girls, is a strategic alliance of more than 27 human rights civil society networks and European NGO’s dedicated to social justice (...) Read more

  • Gender & Development civil society organisations: #EUbudget where is the money for gender equality?

    Gender & Development civil society organisations: #EUbudget where is the money for gender equality?

    [Brussels, 4 May 2018] This week the European Commission released its Communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) which makes no reference to gender equality. Gender and development civil society organisations come together to call on the European Parliament and on Member States to safeguard the promotion and protection of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights in the further development of the post-2020 EU budget. Joint statement: "On Wednesday, the European (...) Read more

  • Pop up for Repeal! 25 April 2018 in Brussels!

    Pop up for Repeal! 25 April 2018 in Brussels!

    [Brussels 18 April 2018] Join us in our office to support for the Irish referendum campaign to respect women’s needs in maternal and reproductive care.
    What: Pop up sale! Clothes, Jewellery and Accessories, wine and nibbles
    Why: Support the campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment in Ireland
    Where: European Women’s Lobby, 18 Rue Hydraulique, 1210 Brussels
    When: 17:30 – 20:30, Wednesday 25th April 2018
    How else can you support?
    We need your loved clothes and accessories!! If you have any (...) Read more

  • #BlackFriday


    [Brussels, 22 March 2018] This week has seen a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of women in Poland, where the Government has responded to requests from religious groups for a pull-back on access to abortion services by proposing a Bill entitled “Stop Abortion” which seeks to criminalise abortion in cases of severe or fatal foetal abnormality. We recognise the anguish, pain and suffering such laws can cause for women who receive a diagnosis on an unviable pregnancy. The EWL has (...) Read more

  • CSW62: 217 years to achieve gender equality if no action taken

    CSW62: 217 years to achieve gender equality if no action taken

    [Brussels, 21 March 2018] The annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place in New York from 12-23 March 2018. In a global context of backlash, the annual CSW meeting remains a very strategic and political moment for the women’s movement to make its voice heard at international level, create accountability through new national policy statements, and partner with progressive countries to push for a new vision and good practices.
    This year’s priority theme is Empowering women (...) Read more

  • International Women’s Day 2018

    International Women's Day 2018

    [Brussels, 13 March 2018] Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 (8 March), where women all over the world took to the streets for equality!
    Here is the message we sent out to mark the day: “We believe, as a society, every day we have the power to make change happen! Every day we have to shift the power dynamics that cause conflict, exploitation and systematic violence against women. Every day we want those with political and economic power to lift the voices of those without (...) Read more


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