Members News

  • 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

  • A snapshot of our members activities & initiatives in October 2015

    A snapshot of our members activities & initiatives in October 2015

    *Fédération Européenne des femmes romani et voyageuses
    Our members from the Federation of Romani and Traveller Women are marching 700 km all throughout France for the "Walk for Dignity for the Homeless, Migrants and Refugees" ‪#‎refugeeswelcome‬ ‪#‎feministsinaction‬. [Read the article in French. >7309]
    * The Netherlands
    EWL Dutch members from the Nederlandse Vrouwenraad inform us that The Netherlands (finally) ratified the Istanbul Convention! Read their reaction: "It took us so long as it (...) Read more

  • New publication of MIGS (Cyprus): ’I Thought I was Applying as a Care Giver’: Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work

    New publication of MIGS (Cyprus): 'I Thought I was Applying as a Care Giver': Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work

    [Nicosia, 24 September 2015] The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), a member of the Cyprus Women’s Lobby, and the University of Nicosia are pleased to present the book entitled I Thought I was Applying as a Care Giver”: Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work.
    This book is part of the final results of the transnational project Combating Trafficking in Women for Labor Exploitation in Domestic Work, coordinated by the University of Nicosia and funded by (...) Read more

  • A snapshot of our members activities & initiatives in September 2015

    A snapshot of our members activities & initiatives in September 2015

    Joint action of EWL members
    In August, EWL members disseminated EWL’s call to Amnesty International: "protect the human rights of ALL women and girls to build a society based on equality, justice and respect."
    Luxembourg
    In the context of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union and here.
    Portugal
    We have two news items from our members the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights.
    1) Petition on abortion rights 28 portuguese civil society organisations made (...) Read more

  • Upcoming event: Women Empowerment Forum

    Upcoming event: Women Empowerment Forum

    [Brussels, 24 July 2015]
    Name: Women Empowerment Forum
    Date: 16 – 17 September 2015
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Description:
    This two-day event focused on the business women in the top management will discuss the topics of women in corporate leadership, recruiting the top women, women leaders in emerging regions, empowering women through male engagement, social and societal aspects of empowered women and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in two focused (...) Read more

  • Beijing + 20 Report "From Words to Action" Now Available in Hungarian

    Beijing + 20 Report "From Words to Action" Now Available in Hungarian

    [Brussels, Hungarian Women’s Lobby, 23 July 2015]
    Beijing + 20 Report "1995-2015: From Words to Action" is now available in Hungarian! Please follow the link here
    Már kapható a magyar fordítás! "Szavaktól a tettekig" Kövesse a linket itt.
    The report “1995-2015: From Words to Action” assesses the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Europe, 20 years after its adoption by the international community. The Beijing Platform for Action aimed to bring into light the structural (...) Read more

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