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  • Family Reunion Legislation in Europe: Is it Discriminatory for Migrant Women? (2011)

    family reunification enomw 2011
    Eleonore Kofman
    Social Policy Research Centre
    Middlesex University, UK
    © 2011 European Network of Migrant Women
    Project coordinator: Selmin Çali?kan, European Women’s Lobby
    Graphic design: Leanda E. Barrington-Leach, European Women’s Lobby
    Cover photo: Dietmar Temps, Flickr
    Download the publication in PDF format: Read more

  • EWL Barometer: National Action Plans on Violence against Women in the EU (August 2011)

    The European Women’s Lobby is pleased to unveil its 2011 Barometer on National Action Plans (NAPs) on violence against women.
    Thanks to the work and expertise of the experts to the EWL Observatory on violence against women, the EWL has produced a strong policy document analysing NAPs on violence against women.
    The Barometer aims to take stock of existing NAPs, voice NGO satisfaction with the consultation process held by their government when drafting/implementing/evaluating the NAPs, and (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Voice - Spring 2011

    The EWL in June 2011 published the inaugural edition of its e-magazine, the European Women’s Voice. The fist issue of this thematic publication was dedicated to Violence against Women, and its dissemination corresponded with the Annual Conference of the EWL on this same theme.
    Editorial by Rada Boric, member of the Executive Committee of the EWL
    It is a great pleasure for me, on behalf of all members of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), to introduce to you the very first edition of the (...) Read more

  • Preventing Undocumented Women and Children from Accessing Health Care: Fostering Health Inequalities in Europe

    undocumented migrant women access to healthcare report ep hearing dec 2010
    This report highlights the presentations and discourse which took place during the public hearing on 8
    December 2010, in the European Parliament on “Preventing Undocumented Women and Children from
    Accessing Health Care: Fostering Health Inequalities in Europe”. The event was coordinated by the European
    Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), European Women’s Lobby (EWL), Médecins du Monde (MdM), and the
    Platform for International (...) Read more

  • FEM21 - 21st Century Feminist (2010)

    On the ocasion of its 20th anniversary, the EWL has released a magazine exploring the meaning of feminism in the 21st Century. With a wide variety of contributions addressing a range of topical issues, this magazine makes a fascinating read.
    The European Women Lobby: 20 years of Feminist Activism
    I’m not a feminist, but..., by Gaby Hinsliff
    The ‘New Feminists’: interview with Kat Banyard
    Letter: Living Feminism as a Young 21st Century Woman
    If you’re (...) Read more

  • Lobbying Kit: Towards a Strong Council of Europe Convention on All Forms of Male Violence against Women (May 2010)

    The Council of Europe is preparing a Convention on ‘preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’. This Convention has the potential to have an immense impact on the lives of women within the Council of Europe Member States, and will constitute a first step towards political recognition of structural violence perpetrated by men against women through the adoption of a legally-binding human rights instrument. Throughout the process of its elaboration and adoption, the (...) Read more

  • Intergenerational Solidarity: The Way Forward (2010)

    Intergenerational Solidarity: The Way Forward (2010)

    In April 2008, supporting the suggestion made by this
    coalition1, the Slovenian Presidency of the European
    Union announced that it was proposing to declare
    29 April European Day of solidarity and cooperation
    between generations. The first EU Day was offi cially
    launched on 29 April 2009.
    To mark the second European Day and as a
    contribution to the 2010 European Year against
    Poverty and Social Exclusion, the coalition decided
    to publish a joint brochure to demonstrate the
    relevance of (...) Read more

  • An Invisible Crisis? (2010)

    In October 2009, Oxfam and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) commissioned research to explore and analyse the hidden impact of the current economic recession on women’s poverty in EU countries. The research was conducted with EWL member organisations, and supplemented with other research and information available at the end of 2009.
    Oxfam and EWL conclude that the research gives a snapshot of the current position of women in poverty, reinforcing what is already known about the persistent (...) Read more

  • Protecting All Women from Discrimination (February 2010)

    The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has been actively involved in the recent discussions
    concerning the European Commission’s 2008 proposed Anti-discrimination Directive which
    seeks to extend anti-discrimination legislation beyond employment on the grounds of religion
    or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.
    Although sex-based discrimination is not included
    in the proposed Directive, the EWL welcomes it as an important step towards protecting women
    from discrimination on other (...) Read more

  • From Beijing to Brussels - An Unfinished Journey (February 2010)

    The global movement for women’s rights in 2010 marks 15 years of activism on the basis of the shared framework and vision enshrined in the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). In Europe, this year also represents a milestone for thousands of women’s associations from across the region as it marks 20 years since the foundation of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL). Over the last two decades, the EWL has acted as a forum for increased exchange, cooperation and integration, allowing (...) Read more


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