Reports

Reports magnifying glass simple EWL in-depth analysis reports provide a solid basis for policy advocacy on gender equality in Europe.

  • Lobbying Kit: Towards a Strong Council of Europe Convention on All Forms of Male Violence against Women (May 2010)

    The Council of Europe is preparing a Convention on ‘preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’. This Convention has the potential to have an immense impact on the lives of women within the Council of Europe Member States, and will constitute a first step towards political recognition of structural violence perpetrated by men against women through the adoption of a legally-binding human rights instrument. Throughout the process of its elaboration and adoption, the (...) Read more

  • Intergenerational Solidarity: The Way Forward (2010)

    Intergenerational Solidarity: The Way Forward (2010)

    In April 2008, supporting the suggestion made by this
    coalition1, the Slovenian Presidency of the European
    Union announced that it was proposing to declare
    29 April European Day of solidarity and cooperation
    between generations. The first EU Day was offi cially
    launched on 29 April 2009.
    To mark the second European Day and as a
    contribution to the 2010 European Year against
    Poverty and Social Exclusion, the coalition decided
    to publish a joint brochure to demonstrate the
    relevance of (...) Read more

  • An Invisible Crisis? (2010)

    In October 2009, Oxfam and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) commissioned research to explore and analyse the hidden impact of the current economic recession on women’s poverty in EU countries. The research was conducted with EWL member organisations, and supplemented with other research and information available at the end of 2009.
    Oxfam and EWL conclude that the research gives a snapshot of the current position of women in poverty, reinforcing what is already known about the persistent (...) Read more

  • Protecting All Women from Discrimination (February 2010)

    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has been actively involved in the recent discussions
    concerning the European Commission’s 2008 proposed Anti-discrimination Directive which
    seeks to extend anti-discrimination legislation beyond employment on the grounds of religion
    or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.
    Although sex-based discrimination is not included
    in the proposed Directive, the EWL welcomes it as an important step towards protecting women
    from discrimination on other (...) Read more

  • From Beijing to Brussels - An Unfinished Journey (February 2010)

    The global movement for women’s rights in 2010 marks 15 years of activism on the basis of the shared framework and vision enshrined in the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). In Europe, this year also represents a milestone for thousands of women’s associations from across the region as it marks 20 years since the foundation of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL). Over the last two decades, the EWL has acted as a forum for increased exchange, cooperation and integration, allowing (...) Read more

  • Annual report 2008

    Importantly, 2008 saw the launch of the EWL 50/50 Campaign for
    Democracy, aiming at ensuring the equal representation of women and
    men in European decision-making. This highly publicited campaign has
    attracted a lot of support already and will be the spearhead of the EWL
    activities in view of the European elections of June 2009.
    Throughout 2008, the EWL continued its crucial work in supporting policies
    and legislation aiming at ensuring women’s economic independence,
    an issue currently (...) Read more

  • Annual report 2007

    In 2007, the EWL was at the forefront of the
    public policy debate in relation to the legal
    protection of women against discrimination.
    The EWL was particularly active in the
    framework of the European Year on Equal
    Opportunities for All and in the emerging
    debate on flexicurity. For those issues and
    many others, the EWL was in active dialogue
    with the European Commission and
    other European (...) Read more

  • Nordic-Baltic Pilot Project: Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation (2008)

    A Pilot Project, including NGOs and government agencies from the eight Nordic
    and Baltic countries, working together to develop the best possible models to
    support and assist women who are trafficked, placing the needs of women at the
    centre of all activities.
    The “Nordic-Baltic Pilot Project” is a three year programme launched in 2005 to
    strengthen cooperation and to develop concrete activities to support and assist
    women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in the Nordic Baltic (...) Read more

  • EWL-Asylum Aid Practical Advocacy Guide on Gender and Asylum (November 2007)

    Women’s experiences of political activities and persecution may differ from those of men. The concept of both politics and persecution have historically been interpreted by States through a framework of male experiences, thus often excluding women’s political opinions on gender roles as well as acts of gender-based violence and/or discrimination by either the State or non-State actors. Without integrating a gender perspective throughout the asylum process, the adherence to a male adult (...) Read more

  • Reality Check: When Women’s NGOs Map Policies and Legislation on Violence against Women in Europe (February 2007)

    In 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women, all Member States of the European Union made commitments to address the issue of violence against women. They also agreed that together as the European Union, they shared responsibility for this issue and correspondingly would develop European strategies to combat violence against women. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) carried out an evaluation of Member States progress one year following the 4th World Conference on Women in which it emerged (...) Read more

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