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  • No More Excuses. Gender Equality after the EU Elections – What’s next?

    No More Excuses. Gender Equality after the EU Elections – What's next?

    The final conference of the EWL 50/50 and Parity Democracy for Europe Campaign: No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality!
    Hosted by MEP Ulrike Lunacek, with a video message from Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist, social and political activist.
    This event will address the outcomes of the 2014 European Parliament elections from a gender perspective and aims to evaluate the impact of the Parity Democracy and EWL 50/50 Campaign.
    Newly elected MEPs, governmental (...) Read more

  • Now or never- Parity in the top-positions of the European Union

    Now or never- Parity in the top-positions of the European Union

    [Brussels, 30 June 2014] By the end of last week, the Council of Ministers finally decided to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. Following the democratic decision taken by the European voters, giving the majority to the European People’s Party, it was a necessary step. But having now nominated a man as the President of the Commission one of the most influential positions at the EU institutions, we urge the Member States to use the opportunity to establish (...) Read more

  • Europe’s small steps towards 50/50

    Europe's small steps towards 50/50

    [Brussels, 4 June 2014] Europe’s small steps towards 50/50 Number of women in the European Parliament increases by 1,75%: at this pace it will take half a century until we reach gender parity
    One week after the European Parliament elections, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and its members has been analysing the election results with regards to the representation of elected women elected to the European Parliament. The percentage of women in the EP, the only directly elected institution of (...) Read more

  • Swedish Women’s Lobby to look at Swedish candidates for the European elections- who stands up for gender equality?

    Swedish Women's Lobby to look at Swedish candidates for the European elections- who stands up for gender equality?

    [Brussels, 21 May 2014] The Swedish Women’s Lobby published yesterday a report on the voting behavior of current MEPs with regards to women’s rights. They furthermore asked the candidates what they are planning to do for women’s rights if elected in the upcoming elections.
    Please find the press release, including the link to the report, in Swedish here.
    If you don’t know yet for whom you should vote in these elections, the Lobby furthermore organises a debate with some of the candidates today (...) Read more

  • Countdown towards the European elections: are the European political parties committed to gender equality?

    Countdown towards the European elections: are the European political parties committed to gender equality?

    [Brussels, 19 May 2014] This week, EU Citizens have the right to vote in the European elections. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has done some analysis of the manifestos of the main European political parties from a gender perspective. The EWL Gender Audit assesses the parties’ commitment to gender equality and how their manifestos compare with the EWL’s own manifesto for the elections.
    The EWL Manifesto "Act now for her future, commit to gender equality!"makes three general demands: a (...) Read more

  • Greek Conference on the 50/50 Campaign Equal Participation of men and women in the elections of the European Parliament and Local Elections

    Greek Conference on the 50/50 Campaign Equal Participation of men and women in the elections of the European Parliament and Local Elections

    [Brussels, 9 May 2014] The Coordination of Greek Women’s NGOS , a member of the European Women’s Lobby, held a conference on the subject of Parity Democracy with regards to the upcoming elections by the end of April. This event took place in the Offices of the European Parliament in Athens and aimed at raising awareness for the importance of these elections, and at highlighting the special issue of equal representation in political decision-making.
    The Greek Minister of Internal Affairs, the (...) Read more

  • Guy Verhofstadt signs the EWL Manifesto for the EP2014 elections and the 50/50 campaign

    Guy Verhofstadt signs the EWL Manifesto for the EP2014 elections and the 50/50 campaign

    [Brussels, 8 May 2014] Guy Verhofstadt, candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission for the Liberal ALDE-party, has signed the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Manifesto for the European Elections, in the presence of EWL President Ms. Viviane Teitelbaum. [With him, two top candidates have now endorsed the EWL Manifesto. >http://womenlobby.org/get-involved/ewl-campaigns-actions/elections-european-parliament-2014/eu-top-candidates-and-the-ewl/?lang=en]
    For the European Women’s Lobby (...) Read more

  • Support Parity Democracy- The Lobbying Kit now available in 6 Languages

    Support Parity Democracy- The Lobbying Kit now available in 6 Languages

    [Brussels, 29 April 2014] The Lobbying Kit, published around 2 months ago in the framework of the 50/50 Campaign, is now available on the campaign website in 6 different languages. In addition to the French and English version, you can now use it in Greek, Lithuanian, Czech and Romanian.
    The Lobbying Kit is aimed helping national (women’s rights) organisations and dedicated individuals in their demand to ensure the equal representation of women and men in political decision-making ahead of (...) Read more

  • Time to gear up ahead of the European elections!

    Time to gear up ahead of the European elections!

    [Brussels, 23 April 2014] In four weeks European voters will elect a new European Parliament (EP) and will give a sign what kind of Europe they wish. If you want that women’s rights high on the agenda in the coming five years, take part and join the 5050 campaign.
    The European Women’s Lobby with its 5050 campaign “No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality” ahead of the elections is drawing attention to the under representation of women in policy decision-making positions across (...) Read more

  • What do parties promise to women? A critical evaluation ahead of the elections made by the Hungarian Women’s Lobby

    What do parties promise to women? A critical evaluation ahead of the elections made by the Hungarian Women's Lobby

    [Brussels, 2 April 2014] In order to find out who promotes women’s rights and to what extend European core values like gender equality are really respected, the Hungarian Women’s Lobby decided to approach the political parties of their country.
    They sent a questionnaire to all the parties, including questions like if quotas for women in political parties and the economy should be established or how to promote father’s care work in the household and what they think about abortion.
    To read (...) Read more

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