Statements podium These Statements lay out the EWL position on topical matters.

  • EWL-ENoMW Contribution to Second European Agenda on Integration (August 2010)

    The European Network of Migrant Women and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) have been closely following integration policies at the local, regional, national and European level. We have focused our work on the gendered dimension of integration policies and have strived to ensure that integration policies lead to an improvement of migrant women’s lives. We aim to bring to this debate the experience of migrant women’s and women’s organisations on the ground.
    You will find below 10 key (...) Read more

  • EWL response to the European Commission’s Green Paper "Corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies" (August 2010)

    In this document, the EWL argues that women are affected heavily and disproportionately by the economic and financial crisis. Although not being responsible for the causes of the crisis, they have come out as the main victims. Ensuring equal access to, and influence over, the work of the financial institutions to both women and men is a matter of justice and democracy and the EWL therefore states that quotas for the highest levels of economic decision-making should be implemented in Europe. (...) Read more

  • EWL contribution to the JLS consultation on an EU strategy to combat all forms of male violence against women (July 2010)

    The EWL’s Centre on Violence against Women has submitted its Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on a possible future EU Strategy to combat violence against women (VAW) initiated by EC Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security. The Contribution covers the main points of EWL’s position and demands in the context of male violence against women; it highlights the structural character of VAW, rooted in inequality between women and men, the need to focus on all forms of (...) Read more

  • EWL contribution to the EC proposal for a Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims (June 2010)

    Prepared by the European Women’s Lobby Centre on Violence against Women
    The European Women’s Lobby welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a new directive on trafficking in human beings, as this legal instrument aims at further approximating legislation and penalties, ensuring successful prosecution of perpetrators, better protection of and assistance to victims, and prevention of trafficking. The EWL particularly welcomes the focus on measures to assist, support and protect victims, (...) Read more

  • Sport and Prostitution: Enough is Enough! (June 2010)

    It is World Cup time once again, and already the media attention devoted to the competition and its surroundings has been huge, including regarding how to entertain male fans and athletes outside of the stadiums. Estimates have circulated about how many brothels were being set up near stadiums, how many prostitutes were ’mobilised’ within the host country or coming/being brought in for the event, exactly how many condoms were being stockpiled and distributed, etc. For the European Women’s (...) Read more

  • The Spanish Presidency of the EU and Male Violence against Women (June 2010)

    When Spain took over the rotating Presidency of the European Union (EU) on 1 January 2010, expectations were high for progress in terms of European action for women’s rights. The government of José-Luis Zapatero put gender equality high on the national agenda, and its promise to do likewise in Brussels was warmly welcomed by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and its thousands of member organisations from across Europe.
    The Spanish Presidency chose to tackle the promotion of gender equality in (...) Read more

  • Barroso II and Women’s Rights (June 2010)

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day earlier this year, European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso announced with great fanfare a ‘Women’s Charter’, a political document reiterating the strong commitment of his new Commission to promoting women’s rights and making gender equality a reality for all women and men living in the EU. Simultaneously, Mr. Barroso presented the European Commission’s proposal for the ten year ‘Europe 2020’ strategy, perhaps the most important framework (...) Read more

  • EWL Statement of Concern on Sexism and Stereotyping of Women in Danish Advertising (April 2010)

    The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisations of women’s associations in the European Union, notes with great concern the prevalence of sexism and stereotyped images of women in Danish advertising and calls on the Danish Ombudsman for Commerce to take immediate and effective action to implement European legislation guaranteeing women’s rights and gender equality.
    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), representing more than 2500 women’s organisations from 30 European countries, has (...) Read more

  • EWL 12 Priorities for the Belgian Presidency of the EU (April 2010)

    On 01 July 2010, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will pass from Spain to Belgium. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), with more than 2500 member organisations the largest association of women’s organisations in the EU, calls on the Belgian Presidency to continue to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe and, in particular, to ensure the consistent and effective implementation of European Union legislation guaranteeing equality between women and men, including as (...) Read more

  • Contribution to the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities Working Group on Women and the Media (April 2010)

    The EWL in April 2010 submitted a first Contribution to the Working Group on Women and Media of the European Commission Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men. With input from the EWL Working Group on Women and the Media and the full EWL membership, this Contribution responds to the following questions:
    1. How can we define stereotypical roles in media communications and in which way theses ‘clichés’ have their influence on women in their professional as well as (...) 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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