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  • One Billion Rising 2018

    One Billion Rising 2018

    [Brussels 15 February 2018] Yesterday, as all over the world, our members were rising against violence against women and girls in the context of One Billion Rising, organised by V-Day. Find some impressions here.
    Czech Republic Organised by Czech Women’s Lobby, Prague rose for the fifth consecutive year on the 14th of February. As in past years more than one hundred people danced in solidarity to end violence against women and girls!
    You can find the promotional video here here.
    The event (...) Read more

  • Maltese MP Votes Against Domestic & Gender Based Violence Bill

    Maltese MP Votes Against Domestic & Gender Based Violence Bill

    [La Valletta, Malta, 24 January 2018] On January 24th, the Maltese parliament voted to pass the Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence Bill No. 14. The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) into Maltese law which Malta ratified in November 2014. The Maltese government was in fact the incumbent presidency of the Council of the European Union when the EU signed the Istanbul Convention in June 2017. The bill would also repeal and recast the Domestic Violence Act as the (...) Read more

  • Bulgaria: time to ratify the Istanbul Convention

    Bulgaria: time to ratify the Istanbul Convention

    [Brussels, 12 January 2018] On 2nd of January 2018, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted a draft decision for a proposal to the National Assembly to ratify the [Istanbul Convention->https://www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention. Immediately after the decision was adopted, numerous conspiracy reactions have come up from different sectors of the society, based on false myths and misinterpretations of the text of the Istanbul Convention. Alerted by [the Bulgarian (...) Read more

  • Sizani Ngubane – Woman of Distinction Awardee 

    Sizani Ngubane – Woman of Distinction Awardee

    [Brussels, 29 December 2017] Sizani Ngubane, founder of Rural Women’s Movement of South Africa, member of the International Alliance of Women (EWL members), is the 2018 Woman of Distinction Awardee, an award given by the NGO CSW/ NY Committee
    Picture article from [http://www.iamwomanseries.com/our-stories/season-3-all-episodes/episode-13-sizani-ngubane/ ->http://www.iamwomanseries.com/our-stories/season-3-all-episodes/episode-13-sizani-ngubane Read more

  • How Europe takes forward Refugee Compacts: recommendations related to girls and women

    How Europe takes forward Refugee Compacts: recommendations related to girls and women

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017, News from our member European Network of Migrant Women] Last week, CARE International, European Network of Migrant Women, ECRE and Melissa Network organised an "How Europe takes forward Refugee Compacts: A Girl-Child Perspective.". Now they present their recommendations : How Europe takes forward Refugee Compacts: Recommendations on girls and women.
    Despite gains in policy and practice in recent years, the capacities and needs of refugee women and girls are too (...) Read more

  • 16 Days of activism to end violence against women: Actions of EWL European Members

    16 Days of activism to end violence against women: Actions of EWL European Members

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017] From the 25th of November, the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December, the International Human Rights Day, the European Women’s Lobby and many of our members engaged in several campaigns and activities to take action and raise awareness during the 16 Days of activism to end violence against women. Please, see below the actions taken by several of our EWL European wide members: the European Disability Forum’s (...) Read more

  • 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities: Disability rights at the heart of the European Union

    4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities: Disability rights at the heart of the European Union

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017. Statement from our member European Disability Forum] More than 600 persons with disabilities from all over Europe met on 6 December at the European Parliament to engage in dialogue with European leaders concerning their rights.
    The 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) was a landmark event marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and the 20th anniversary of EDF. EDF was created in 1997 to ensure that (...) Read more

  • Protecting children and young people from online pornography

    Protecting children and young people from online pornography

    [Stockholm, 5 December 2017, News from our member the Swedish Women’s Lobby
    On the 5th of December the [Swedish Women’s Lobby->http://sverigeskvinnolobby.se arranged a seminar about how to protect children from exposure to pornography together with the women’s shelter organization Unizon.
    In recent years, pornography has become more violent than ever. Today, mainstream pornography illustrates sexual assault, humiliation, insults and physical violence against women. The increasingly abusive (...) Read more

  • Women in Europe still work "free of charge" for two months a year, in the Czech Republic it is even longer

    Women in Europe still work "free of charge" for two months a year, in the Czech Republic it is even longer

    [Press release of our members from our members in the Czech Republic Genderové informační centrum NORA The European Equal Pay Day (EU Equal Pay Day) falls on November 3 this year. This day symbolically marks the period till the end of the calendar year when women in the European Union work without remuneration. The average European woman still receives a 16.3 % lower pay compared to her male counterpart. The rate of pay inequality in the Czech Republic is even higher reaching 22.5 % and in (...) Read more

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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