[Brussels, 18 January 2012] In the context of the European Commission public consultation on the right to family reunification, the European Network of Migrant Women and the European Women’s Lobby have launched a lobbying campaign that calls for gender-sensitive EU policies on family reunification.
The ENoMW and the EWL have produced a Lobbying Kit that helps organisations and individuals to get involved. The Lobbying Kit provides useful background information, and it offers several tools to effective lobbying for EU family reunification policies that uphold the rights and meet needs of migrant women.
We are calling on the European Commission to enforce the current EU Directive on the right to family reunification, rather than reopen legislative negotiations, which, given the current political climate, could be detrimental to migrants. In particular, we call on the EU and the member states to ensure the Directive is implemented in a gender-sensitive manner.
Dowload the Lobbying Kit and join our call!