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  • Women’s Rights and Right-Wing Populism

    Women's Rights and Right-Wing Populism

    [Brussels 15 February 2018] Last year the Bulgarian Platform of the European Women’s Lobby was involved in research focused on the impact of nationalism/right wing populism on women rights organisations, in the frame of the project financed by the FES - Bulgarian office.
    "In Europe, anti-European movements are gaining momentum, attracting sympathizers and supporters. The trend is extremely worrying about the future of Europe and has a particularly strong impact on the prevention and the (...) Read more

  • "Let’s Talk about Sex!"

     "Let's Talk about Sex!"

    [Brussels 15 February 2018] "Let’s Talk about Sex!" Watch this documentary on ARTE on teenage mothers in Romania, also available in French and German, and see our members in activist action!
    Find the link in to the documentary in English here. https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/072489-012-A/re-let-s-talk-about-sex/
    Fighting ignorance about sexuality and informing about its consequences is the goal of Daniela Draghici, Advisory Board member of the Society for Education in Contraception and (...) Read more

  • 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. This year on the Vaclav Havel Square (formerly Piazzetta of the National Theater.) As in years past people danced in solidarity to end violence against women and (...) 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) has strongly welcomed this initiative as a step ahead in the prevention of violence against women and girls and the protection of their victims. MCWO has also reacted to criticise the only MP who voted against the adoption of this bill.
    The purpose of the Gender Based Violence and (...) Read more

  • What Irish Sex Buyers Are Really Thinking - Results of Ruhama Campaign

    What Irish Sex Buyers Are Really Thinking - Results of Ruhama Campaign

    [Brussels, 18 January 2017] Ruhama, Ireland’s only dedicated national frontline NGO supporting women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking, today reveals what Irish sex buyers really think about the women they pay for sex. Ruhama has released a short video highlighting the impact of the ‘Andreea’ campaign and what it exposes about the views and motivations of sex buyers in Ireland – in their own words.
    ‘Andreea’ – a silhouette image posed seductively above a phone number – was ‘advertised’ (...) 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. 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 Platform, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has sent a (...) 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. Sizani was nominated by IAW. Ngubane will be the keynote speaker for the NGO CSW62 Forum Consultation Day Sunday, 11 March and will receive her award at the Reception, Tuesday, 13 March.
    Sizani Ngubane is a powerful 72-year-old woman who has dedicated (...) 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

  • Rural Women – Priority theme of CSW 62

    Rural Women – Priority theme of CSW 62

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017] The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place in New York from 12-23 March 2018. All information regarding the CSW can be found here.
    The priority theme is rural women, a theme previously discussed in 2012, for which no agreed conclusions were reached. The EWL member, the women’s committee of COPA – European Farmers, has produced their statement, which is available in a number of languages.
    The Swedish Women’s Lobby submitted a statement on the (...) Read more

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