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  • EWL marks One Billion Rising 2018

    EWL marks One Billion Rising 2018

    [Brussels, 14 February 2018] Today, 14 February 2018, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) will be supporting the global One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign organised by V-Day. We are raising our voices in solidarity with women’s organisations’ and activists across the world committed to ending all forms of violence and exploitation of women and girls. EWL member organisations in several countries have been organising different activities to mark OBR 2018 these days. Find more information here. (...) Read more

  • Women are Not for Sale

    Women are Not for Sale

    [Brussels, 12 February 2018] We strongly condemn recent revelations around the involvement of Oxfam staff with the exploitation and abuse of women in Haiti and Chad. The European Women’s Lobby is clear that prostitution is a system of violence and abuse against women, and it is therefore always unacceptable for men in positions of power to exploit and abuse women in prostitution.
    These cases of sexual exploitation and abuse are yet further evidence of the pervasive and systemic nature of (...) Read more

  • Purple Economy - The case for placing the economics of care at the heart of sustainable development

    Purple Economy - The case for placing the economics of care at the heart of sustainable development

    [Brussels, 25 January 2018] This paper argues for a Purple economy focusing on care at the heart of sustainable development. Written on behalf of EWL, by Anna Sofia Fernandes from the EWL Portuguese coordination, the paper sets forth a vision for an economic model that places care as its backbone. Investing in care is part of a forward looking, long term sustainable development model.
    In the current financialised capitalism, under which many women entered the labour market, reproductive (...) Read more

  • Violence against women is not abstract and women are speaking out loudly about it!

    Violence against women is not abstract and women are speaking out loudly about it!

    [Brussels, 18 January 2018] On December 6th 2017, at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels, The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held a high level conference titled “Istanbul Convention: What policies transform commitments into reality?” The conference, which marked the International Day of Human Rights (10th December), was the highlight of our Loud and United to end violence against women and girls project in partnership with the Council (...) Read more

  • Equal Pay: dream or reality in 2018?

    Equal Pay: dream or reality in 2018?

    [Brussels, 4 January 2018] As Iceland celebrates the implementation of its new law on equal pay, i.e. public and private companies with 25 employees, must prove that they are paying women and men equally, we are reminded that as another year passes, equal pay between women and men has not yet been achieved anywhere in Europe or in the world. An extraordinary reality as we broach a new year.
    Yet, equal pay was the first EU gender equality legislation adopted over 40 years ago. According to (...) Read more

  • 2017 in 100 pictures!

    2017 in 100 pictures!

    [Brussels, 22 December 2017] We already look forward to an exciting and powerful year in 2018, together in sisterhood there is nothing we cannot achieve! Meanwhile, take a look back at our actions, campaigns, marches, meetings and a lot of feminist fun in 2017.
    Flickr link: 2017
    par European Women’s Lobby https://www.flickr.com/photos/european_womens_lobby/albums/72157690546459074
    Flickr (...) Read more

  • Get Festive! Smash the patriarchy! #FundaFeminist!

    Get Festive! Smash the patriarchy! #FundaFeminist!

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017] This year, give your friends, family or the world a hopeful gift, by making a donation in their name to sponsor a young feminist activist’s participation in European Women’s Lobby’s AGORA 2018 Feminist Summer School!
    For 20 euros, you can pay for the meals of a young activist for one day, for 50 you can house her for two nights, for 100 you can cover her transportation costs, for 250 you can fund her participation for half the week, and for 500 you can fully fund (...) Read more

  • Women’s voices are too loud and too many to be ignored any longer!

    Women's voices are too loud and too many to be ignored any longer!

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017] To mark the International Day of Human Rights (10th December) the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held a high level conference event titled “Istanbul Convention: What policies transform commitments into reality?”, as the highlight of our project Loud and United to end violence against women and girls, in partnership with the Council of Europe. The event took place on the 6th December at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European (...) Read more

  • LoudUnited European Campaign to end violence against women and girls

    LoudUnited European Campaign to end violence against women and girls

    [Brussels, 13 December 2017] During the 16 Days of activism to end violence against women in 2017, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and many of our members engaged in several campaigns and activities at national and European level to raise awareness and to call for action to end violence against women and girls.
    As part of our project Loud and United to end violence against women and girls, in partnership with the Council of Europe, the EWL conducted a very succesgul social media (...) Read more

  • EWL participates at Women’s Symposium as part of the High Level People to People Dialogue (HPPD) in Shanghai, China

    EWL participates at Women's Symposium as part of the High Level People to People Dialogue (HPPD) in Shanghai, China

    [Brussels, 11 December 2017] On the invitation of the All-China Women’s Federation, Annelies Pierrot Bults, EWL Executive member, Ludovica Bottarelli, Board member from Italy and Mary Collins, EWL Secretariat, attended the Second China-EU Symposium on Gender Equality under HPPD in Shanghai on 14-15 November 2017.
    Boosting Employment and Entrepreneurship of Young Women and Work Life Balance were the two themes around which Chinese experts and the EWL discussed similarities on both sides (...) Read more

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