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  • Alcemos nuestras voces por las mujeres afganas y el pueblo de Afganistán

    Alcemos nuestras voces por las mujeres afganas y el pueblo de Afganistán

    Find below the statement of the EWL member LEM España here La llegada al poder de los talibán en Afganistán debe hacernos dar un paso adelante y solidarizarnos con la situación a la que se ve abocado el pueblo afgano y muy specialmente las mujeres de Afganistán. Sus derechos humanos se verán vulnerados, no podrán estudiar, ni trabajar ni caminar libremente por la calle. En muchos casos se convertirán en esclavas sexuales. No es solo una amenaza: ya que lo hicieron en el pasado. No podemos permitir (...) Read more

  • Open Letter to the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Open Letter to the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Find below the statement of the EWL member Czech Women’s Lobby.
    [Prague, 20 August 2021]
    Dear Minister,
    The Czech Women’s Lobby, together with the other 30 member organizations of the European Women’s Lobby, calls on the European Union and all its Member States to take immediate action to ensure the protection of the rights of all women and girls in Afghanistan.
    "We are deeply concerned about the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. All our thoughts are (...) Read more

  • WILPF: The EU must support an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan now

    WILPF: The EU must support an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan now

    [Berlin, 18 August 2021] The situation in Afghanistan is outrageous. Due to the Taliban takeover, many people are on the run, including women, youth, people belonging to ethnic minorities and the LGBTIQ community, human rights defenders, artists and journalists. Many Afghans are waiting at the airport in Kabul for a chance to leave the country now. Activists and experts have been warning of such a situation for years. We have to recognize that this is a humanitarian crisis where we have to (...) Read more

  • Open Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides

    Open Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides

    Find the full statement of the EWL member Cyprus Women’s Lobby here
    Honorable Minister,
    The safety of Afghan women and girls should be a fundamental EU priority. We witness another war with tragic victims of women and girls, something we unfortunately know in our country very well. Cyprus Women’s Lobby is concerned about the situation of women in Afghanistan, and the impacts on those who have been the protagonists in the fight for women and girls’ rights in their country in recent years. (...) Read more

  • Women of Afghanistan: Appeal to the Portuguese Government

    Women of Afghanistan: Appeal to the Portuguese Government

    Find the full statement of EWL member Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights here.
    [Lisbon, 16 August 2021] [The Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights->https://plataformamulheres.org.pt/mulheres-do-afeganistao-apelo-ao-governo-portugues, apprehensive about the current situation of women in Afghanistan and the threat facing them from a new extremist Taliban government that disrespects their physical integrity, their human dignity and their most basic rights, urges that, taking into account (...) Read more

  • Statement by ENoMW on the Situation in Afghanistan and the Rights of Afghan Women and Girls

    Statement by ENoMW on the Situation in Afghanistan and the Rights of Afghan Women and Girls

    Afghanistan: Why is the World Silent ?
    Find the full statement of EWL member the European Network of Migrant Women here As the US-NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan is brought to a conclusion, the Taliban and their associates have completed their rapid takeover of most administrative centres, provincial capitals, and the capital of Afghanistan. With this, the Taliban forces are eliminating the progress, however frail, made in the last twenty years and turning the country into a Da’esh (...) Read more

  • Statement by the Italian coordination of the European Women’s Lobby

    Statement by the Italian coordination of the European Women's Lobby

    Find the full statement of the Italian coordination of the European Women’s Lobby here.
    [Rome, 16 August 2021] The Italian coordination of the European Women’s Lobby is very concerned about the latest developments in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s seizure of power.
    According to reports received by women’s NGOs and the press, Afghan women and girls have already started to become the first target of the Taliban’s violent actions. For them, there are no longer any escape routes.
    This is why the (...) Read more

  • Request of the Women’s Network of Croatia to ministers of foreign affairs of the EU: open the gates for women from Afghanistan

    Request of the Women's Network of Croatia to ministers of foreign affairs of the EU: open the gates for women from Afghanistan

    Find the full statement of the EWL member Women’s Network of Croatia here.
    [Zagreb, 17 August 2021] Women’s Network of Croatia joins expressions of concern due to the recent developments and Taliban’s seize of power in Afghanistan. According to the reports of women’s organisations, activists and the media, women and girls in Afghanistan are targets and the first victims of Taliban’s violence and they no longer have possibility to safely leave the country.
    We join the appeal of women of the (...) Read more

  • Bulgaria: Girls with Dreams: Let’s turn the page

    Bulgaria: Girls with Dreams: Let's turn the page

    by Teodora Krumova and Denitza Ivanova
    Center Amalipe is the largest Roma organization in Bulgaria. It is a member of the Bulgarian Platform of the European Women’s Lobby. It works towards better education, community development and equal integration of Roma in Bulgarian society. Empowerment of Roma women and girls and overcoming harmful traditional practices is a key priority for the organization. One of the major goals of Center Amalipe is providing equal chances for Romani women and (...) Read more

  • Portugal: 1st National Gathering of Young Abolitionists

    Portugal: 1st National Gathering of Young Abolitionists

    On the weekend of the 31st of July, the [Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights->https://plataformamulheres.org.pt, EWL’s national coordination, held the first National Gathering of Young Abolitionists at the Maria Alzira Lemos Centre - House of Associations, in Lisbon. This is an initiative within the context of the project ["EXIT – Women’s human rights not to be prostituted”->https://exitprostitution.org.
    The gathering joined young activists from all over the country, involved in the feminist (...) Read more

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