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  • Sweden: shadow report to CEDAW calls for action for women’s rights

    Sweden: shadow report to CEDAW calls for action for women's rights

    [Swedish Women’s Lobby article, 28 January 2016] The Swedish Women’s Lobby and the Swedish CEDAW network has examined how Sweden lives up to its commitments under the CEDAW Convention. Our shadow report contains 61 demands for measures to achieve gender equality.
    By ratifying CEDAW, the Swedish Government have committed to achieve women’s rights in all areas. Every four years, the Government write a report on what they have done to implement the Convention in Sweden to the UN CEDAW Committee. (...) Read more

  • Bulgaria: national campaign "Open your eyes! Break the silence"

    Bulgaria: national campaign "Open your eyes! Break the silence"

    [by Iliana Balabanova-Stoicheva, Bulgarian Women’s Lobby, January 2016] Mariya Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament in partnership with European Women’s Lobby and Bulgarian NGOs, initiated a National Campaign against Violence Against Women ’Open your eyes! Break the silence’ in Bulgaria.
    The Istanbul Convention is the golden standard in the area of protection and prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women: this is the main message from the Conference organized on 20th of (...) Read more

  • Croatia: Women’s rights under threat

    Croatia: Women's rights under threat

    [Split/Zagreb, 31 December 2015, news from EWL’ Croatian members UPDATE below!] Croatia held its Parliamentary elections on 8 November 2015. The result of the elections for the National Parliament was almost equal for Social Democrats Coalition and the so called Patriotic Coalition lead by conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). The country’s election was inconclusive, with the opposition right-wing and the ruling left-wing coalition winning 59-56 seats respectively. The newly formed (...) Read more

  • France : les associations de femmes se mobilisent contre les violences masculines

    France : les associations de femmes se mobilisent contre les violences masculines

    [Paris, 20 janvier 2016] La Coordination française pour le Lobby européen des femmes (CLEF) et la Ligue pour le Droit international des femmes (LDIF) se sont associées à l’appel à manifester du Collectif pour les droits des femmes pour dénoncer les violences, agressions sexuelles et viol subies par les femmes à Cologne la nuit de la St Sylvestre ! Une manifestation qui a regroupé des dizaines de militantes pour les droits des femmes, lundi 19 janvier à Paris.
    Les membres du Lobby européen des (...) Read more

  • Das palavras à ação! 2016: will it be a feminist year in Portugal?

    Das palavras à ação! 2016: will it be a feminist year in Portugal?

    [Lisbon, 6 January 2016, from EWL Portuguese Members No início de 2016 não analisamos o último ano, mas sim os últimos 20 anos! At the beginning of the year people usually look back and identify the most relevant events of the previous year. The Portuguese Platform just did the same but extended its look back to the last 20 years! 1995-2015, a commitment with women’s empowerment, Portugal in analysis by the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights has just been published.
    Following the launch in (...) Read more

  • Support to Call for Peace of Women & LGBTI Organisations from Turkey

    Support to Call for Peace of Women & LGBTI Organisations from Turkey

    [Brussels, 2 December 2015] In November our Turkish members asked us to sign their call for peace to President Erdogan, due to the threatening situation in Turkey: "Violence in the Middle East and Turkey escalates with each passing day. While the world’s eyes turn to the tragic attacks in Paris, what we are experiencing at present in our country is much more extreme than the past, and we are deeply worried about what tomorrow will bring. It seems like our very future, our fundamental human (...) Read more

  • 25 November: Gender-based dangers face migrant and refugee women

    25 November: Gender-based dangers face migrant and refugee women

    [Brussels, 25 November 2015] On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, EWL member organisation the European Network of Migrant Women is urging the European leaders to put in place effective, gender appropriate measures, schemes and funding – in line with the international and European instruments – to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women fleeing conflict.
    Find the full position paper (...) Read more

  • EWL Observatory on violence against women & EIGE meet in Vilnius

    EWL Observatory on violence against women & EIGE meet in Vilnius

    [Brussels, 20 November 2015] The EWL Observatory on violence against women was in Vilnius for two important meetings, during which the experts strengthened their work, exchanged important information and developed strategies for EU action towards the eradication of violence against women.
    On 11 November, the EWL Observatory met with the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). An interactive discussion took place about opportunities for collaboration to end violence against women, (...) Read more

  • Nominate your candidate to the Swedish Gender Equality Award

    Nominate your candidate to the Swedish Gender Equality Award

    [News from our Swedish members] The Swedish Gender Equality Award is given out for the first time, on the Gender Equality Days in Malmö on the 27th-28th of January 2016, when we will also find out what the Award entails. The jury that selects the winner is made up by the eminent Advisory Board of the Gender Equality Days.
    Criteria: The Swedish Gender Equality Award is given to the actor or activity that has initiated or completed a solution-oriented and innovative work for building gender (...) Read more

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