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  • Purple Pact now available in Portuguese!

    Purple Pact now available in Portuguese!

    [Brussels, 9 February 2021] Thanks to the work of our members, Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights., the EWL’s publication “Purple Pact: A feminist approach to the economy” is now available in Portuguese. Purple Pact the result of the EWL feminist economics working group and provides analysis and recommendations to rethink the current macro-economic system from a critical feminist perspective.
    The Purple Pact challenges the current macro-economic model founded on unsustainable growth, at (...) Read more

  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genitale Mutilation (FGM)

    Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, 1997 Joint Statement).
    Nearly 200 million women and girls around the world have been harmed with FGM, mostly aged 15 or up to 49, mostly in the 30 countries of Africa, Middle East and Asia where it is prevalent.
    In the majority of cases, it is perpetrated to young girls, without (...) Read more

  • Young Feminist Weekend 2020

    Young Feminist Weekend 2020

    The Young Feminist Weekend brings young feminists in the Netherlands together for a 3-day event with the goal to research, understand and apply the concept of intersectionality within the Dutch feminist movement in order to achieve positive change.
    Read the reflections from two young feminists and watch some of the highlights in the video below!
    Young Feminist Weekend 2020 in COVID times
    by Denise Sarfo
    2020 was an intense year for many of us. We were faced with a global pandemic and (...) Read more

  • International Day of Education 2021 – Supporting COVID-19 Generation

    International Day of Education 2021 – Supporting COVID-19 Generation

    The third International Day of Education (January 24) was marked on Monday 25 January 2021 under the UNESCO theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’.
    Our member Soroptimist International of Europe published the following statement on that occasion.
    [Brussels, 25 January 2021] Education is the key to personal development and the future of sustainable societies. It is the bedrock of social cohesion, well-being and opportunity.
    As the new year is just beginning, (...) Read more

  • 4 November: Marking the EU’s Equal Pay Day - Time for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    4 November: Marking the EU's Equal Pay Day - Time for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    [Brussels, 4 November 2020] In the EU, women are paid on average 16% less than men. This equals two months’ salary less than men per year. This is enough. We need action now! 4 November marks the EU’s Equal Pay Day that aims ‘to raise awareness that female workers in Europe still earn on average less than their male colleagues.’
    The EWL supports the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) action to put pressure on the European Commission to come forward with the promised legal framework on (...) Read more

  • Women’s organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    Women's organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    [Istanbul, 6 July 2020] (Press release by the Women’s Platform Against Amnesty for Child Sexual Abusers. Avrupa Kadın Lobisi Türkiye Koordinasyonu (EWL Coordination for Turkey is part of this Platform.)) Women’s organizations in Turkey are resisting a draft amendment that would let perpetrators of child sexual abuse walk free if they marry their victims.*
    The amendment to Article 103 of the Turkish Penal Code (TPC) is expected to come before the Turkish Parliament by July 15. In 2016, a (...) Read more

  • Implementing the Erasmus+ Go Digital project across Europe

    Implementing the Erasmus+ Go Digital project across Europe

    [Brussels, 15 July 2020] The Lithuanian Women’s Lobby, national coordination of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) have successfully released the first results of the Go-Digital Project; a European Commission Erasmus+ funded project which seeks to improve the competencies of adult educators in order to increase women’s employment in the digital sector.
    The growth of the digital labour market and increased use of digital technologies within the world of work in Europe is clear; the ongoing (...) Read more

  • Romania gender equality under attack

    Romania gender equality under attack

    [Brussels, 2 July 2020] On June 3, a group of Romanian MPs and senators known as the Parliamentary Prayer Group, which includes prominent supporters of the Family Coalition, succeeded in amending a law – proposed by the Save Romania Union (USR), the one genuinely progressive party in Romania’s parliament – that would have made a modicum of sex education mandatory in Romania’s schools. As a result of the amendment, a much watered-down form of sex education will now only be taught to pupils if (...) Read more

  • Statement of the Deutscher Frauenrat on the EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 - EU Presidencies

    Statement of the Deutscher Frauenrat on the EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 - EU Presidencies

    [Brussels, 2 July 2020] On July 1, Germany will take over the EU Council Presidency for six months. Its focus will be on the Corona crisis and how to overcome it. In doing so, the Federal Government must make a special effort to promote cohesion in Europe. Gender equality is one of the main topics on the agenda.
    Mona Küppers, president of the National Council of German Women’s Organizations (Deutscher Frauenrat - DF): "Equality is more important than ever in Corona times. Because the crisis (...) Read more

  • AIETI and Red de Mujeres Latinoamericanas Launch Publication on Migrant Women & Male Violence in Spain

    AIETI and Red de Mujeres Latinoamericanas Launch Publication on Migrant Women & Male Violence in Spain

    [Brussels 5 February 2020] The EWL is pleased to present the report, Migrant Women Victims of Male Violence in Spain; published by women’s rights organisation and members of the European Network of Migrant Women, AIETI and Red de Mujeres Latinoameticanas y del Caribe en España
    A message from AIETI and Red de Mujeres Latinoameticanas y del Caribe en España:
    Our comprehensive report analyses the impact of male violence against migrant women within the framework of Organic Law 1/2004 on (...) Read more

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