EWL actions

  • European Economic and Social Committee gathers key EU players in the struggle against violence against women

    European Economic and Social Committee gathers key EU players in the struggle against violence against women

    [Brussels, 21 September 2012] On 21 September, the European Economic and Social Committee ’(EESC) organised a conference on the issue of one of its latest opinion, ‘Eradicating domestic violence’. Speakers from the EU institutions and agencies were invited to present their work. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) was also there to highlight its recommendations towards a Europe free from all forms of violence against women.
    21 September being the International Day of Peace, Cécile Gréboval, (...) Read more

  • Violence against women with disabilities - concrete EU action needed now!

    Violence against women with disabilities - concrete EU action needed now!

    [Brussels, 04 April 2012] On 28 March, the European Disability Forum (EDF) organised a conference in the European Parliament to raise political awareness on violence against women and girls with disabilities, and call for concrete and urgent EU action to end this unacceptable phenomenon.
    Hosted by Iratxe García Pérez, MEP, the event gathered decision-makers and representatives of NGOs, EU institutions and UN agencies, who all highlighted the need to address violence against women with (...) Read more

  • EWL list elements of an efficient EU awareness-raising campaign to end violence against women

    [Brussels, 29 March 2012] As the European Commission is reflecting on a possible European-wide awareness-raising campaign to end violence against women in Europe, the European Women’s Lobby has identified the key conditions for an effective campaign.
    The EWL wants to see a long-term and well-funded campaign, which is based on a comprehensive definition of violence against women, targets various groups, includes the Member States, involves and supports women’s NGOs and is coordinated by an EU (...) Read more

  • EWL event in EP draws strong commitments from policy-makers for effective action to end violence against women and girls in internal and external policies

    EWL event in EP draws strong commitments from policy-makers for effective action to end violence against women and girls in internal and external policies

    [Brussels, 21 September 2011] ‘We all have the right to live free from violence, and women face so many forms of violence. We just have to end it, and we know the EU has the means to do so.’ With these words Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the house (EPP/FI), opened the Roundtable in the European Parliament organised yesterday by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the 11th International Women’s Health Meeting to explore and challenge (...) Read more

  • EWL organises Regional Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

    EWL organises Regional Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

    [Brussels, 21 June 2011] On 17 June 2011, the European Women’s Lobby had the honour of organising a regional consultation meeting with Ms Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. The meeting, held in Brussels, gathered representatives of 27 European-wide organisations, and took place in UN House thanks to the support of the Brussels office of UN Women.
    Consultations with civil society is an integral part of the work of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against (...) Read more

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