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  • 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

  • Women’s Rights Associations in Portugal

    Women's Rights Associations in Portugal

    Portugal is one of the few countries that has had, since 1988, specific legislation addressing the rights of Women’s Associations. This is a clear statement on the historical importance of these associations in the Portuguese backdrop. The centrality of women’s associations was also recognized at the Beijing + 25 world celebrations and the subsequent Generation Equality Forum, a context that has propelled the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights’s (PpDM) study on the financial sustainability (...) Read more

  • In memory of Marie Paule Grossetête, Co-President of La CLEF, from Osez le Féminisme!

    In memory of Marie Paule Grossetête, Co-President of La CLEF, from Osez le Féminisme!

    It is with sadness that we have learned that we lost another feminist at EWL. We were shocked to hear of the [accidental death of Marie-Paule Grossetête->https://osezlefeminisme.fr/femmage-a-marie-paule-grossetete, co-president of the Coordination Française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes (CLEF), EWL’s National Coordination in France. Marie-Paule was a tireless, passionate feminist and a role model for the younger generation to whom she remained close. Marie-Paule recently illustrated her (...) Read more

  • Remembering Emma Ritch: EWL mourns the death of EWL’s former Board Member who passed away last Friday, 09 July 2021

    Remembering Emma Ritch: EWL mourns the death of EWL's former Board Member who passed away last Friday, 09 July 2021

    [Photo by Beth Chalmers]
    It was with great sadness that we learned that Emma Ritch passed away suddenly last Friday 9 July. Emma was Engender. She also provided key recommendations and insights as one of our gender budgeting experts which led to the recent launch of our [gender budgeting platform->http://genderbudgeting.eu, geared towards presenting solutions and strategies for governments and foundations to channel resources to women’s rights and women’s organisations.
    Above everything (...) Read more

  • Joint statement of the Hungarian Women’s Lobby, NANE Association (Women for Women Against Violence) and Patent Association’s (Association of People Opposing Patriarchy) on the new law adopted on 15.06.2021, colloquially known as the “Homophobic Law”

    Joint statement of the Hungarian Women's Lobby, NANE Association (Women for Women Against Violence) and Patent Association's (Association of People Opposing Patriarchy) on the new law adopted on 15.06.2021, colloquially known as the “Homophobic Law”

    [15 June 2021] Our organisations were pleased to learn that the government seems to be giving special attention to prosecuting the perpetrators of child sexual abuse. We can only welcome this. However, the bill itself (T/16365) adopted today is seriously flawed:
    To call sexual violence against children paedophilia is misleading.
    Framing the issue using the concept of paedophilia gives the misleading impression that sexual abuse against children is the result of a mental disorder or (...) Read more

  • Caring for who cares and caring for who is cared for: Recommendations for public policies - for a Care Pact

     Caring for who cares and caring for who is cared for: Recommendations for public policies - for a Care Pact

    [Porto, 6 May 2021] On the eve of the Porto Social Summit, the high moment of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, paving the way for the next decade to meet the challenges of the present and the future, the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PpDM) is a roadmap for a CARE PACT produced from reflections from two workshops organized in November last year by the [Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Portugal->https://fes-portugal.org, the [Portuguese Platform for (...) Read more

  • Her Future Is Equal: an update from Malta Women’s Lobby

    Her Future Is Equal: an update from Malta Women's Lobby

    Read an update of the current experience of our Maltese members working on the way toward more equal laws concerning prostitution. This is done in collaboration with European Women’s Lobby and Malta Women’s Lobby as part of the Brussels’ Call campaign Her Future Is Equal, for a Europe free from prostitution.
    Maltese Government has been advocating for and working on decriminalisation of prostitution. As a women’s rights organisation, we are aware and recognise that if such laws are implemented, (...) Read more

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