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  • Call for Consultant: Logistical Consultant, May 2018- September 2018

    Call for Consultant: Logistical Consultant, May 2018- September 2018

    [Brussels 20 April 2018] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is launching a call for Logistical Consultants. If you have events/logistical experience and a passion for combatting violence against women, please read on!
    As part of the EWL’s participation in the “Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in six Western Balkan countries and Turkey” project. This regional forum is part of the UN Women three-year programme “Ending (...) Read more

  • AGORA 2018: call for applications!

    AGORA 2018: call for applications!

    [Brussels, 18 April 2018] The AGORA is back! AGORA is an EWL programme that brings young feminists from all over Europe to Brussels for a 5-day gathering to discuss and explore feminism and learn from each other.
    Our next AGORA will take place from 29 August to 2 September 2018 and we are now looking for candidates to take part. The programme is open to any young self-identified women aged between 18 and 30 (at the time of the AGORA) who is keen to connect with other young feminists. (...) Read more

  • Save the date! Women ReShaping Power

    Save the date! Women ReShaping Power

    [Brussels, 18 April 2018] We are happy to announce that our second flagship Women’s Forum in Brussels is coming up with an opening event on 7 June 2018. This year’s edition, in recognition of the upcoming European Elections will address the theme of “Women ReShaping Power”. Over 100 leading women’s rights activists from the EWL membership across Europe will be in Brussels to participate. This will form an important part of our efforts to build momentum towards the 2019 European Election. (...) Read more

  • Pop up for Repeal! 25 April 2018 in Brussels!

    Pop up for Repeal! 25 April 2018 in Brussels!

    [Brussels 18 April 2018] Join us in our office to support for the Irish referendum campaign to respect women’s needs in maternal and reproductive care.
    What: Pop up sale! Clothes, Jewellery and Accessories, wine and nibbles
    Why: Support the campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment in Ireland
    Where: European Women’s Lobby, 18 Rue Hydraulique, 1210 Brussels
    When: 17:30 – 20:30, Wednesday 25th April 2018
    How else can you support?
    We need your loved clothes and accessories!! If you have any (...) Read more

  • #BlackFriday


    [Brussels, 22 March 2018] This week has seen a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of women in Poland, where the Government has responded to requests from religious groups for a pull-back on access to abortion services by proposing a Bill entitled “Stop Abortion” which seeks to criminalise abortion in cases of severe or fatal foetal abnormality. We recognise the anguish, pain and suffering such laws can cause for women who receive a diagnosis on an unviable pregnancy. The EWL has (...) Read more

  • CSW62: 217 years to achieve gender equality if no action taken

    CSW62: 217 years to achieve gender equality if no action taken

    [Brussels, 21 March 2018] The annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place in New York from 12-23 March 2018. In a global context of backlash, the annual CSW meeting remains a very strategic and political moment for the women’s movement to make its voice heard at international level, create accountability through new national policy statements, and partner with progressive countries to push for a new vision and good practices.
    This year’s priority theme is Empowering women (...) Read more

  • International Women’s Day 2018

    International Women's Day 2018

    [Brussels, 13 March 2018] Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 (8 March), where women all over the world took to the streets for equality!
    Here is the message we sent out to mark the day: “We believe, as a society, every day we have the power to make change happen! Every day we have to shift the power dynamics that cause conflict, exploitation and systematic violence against women. Every day we want those with political and economic power to lift the voices of those without (...) Read more

  • EmpowerMAP: Better Data, Stronger Partnerships, More Impact for Women

    EmpowerMAP: Better Data, Stronger Partnerships, More Impact for Women

    [Brussels, 26 February 2018] We are proud to present you EmpowerMap—a joint project of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Orange Foundation.
    The goal of the project was to gather information about grassroots women’s organisations in Spain, France, Romania and Poland which have on-the-ground programmes aimed at the socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable women.
    In response to this need for information, this six-month project provided a mapping of the needs of vulnerable women and the (...) Read more

  • #WikiGap – let’s close the internet gender gap

    #WikiGap – let's close the internet gender gap

    [Brussels 28 February 2018] On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, together with the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Wikimedia Belgium we will take joint action to make the internet more gender equal. Join us at this three-hour event to write and edit articles on Wikipedia based on information on women profiles, experts and role models in European politics. Wikimedia will introduce you to the basics of Wikipedia and how to edit it. Feminist blogger and activist Linnéa (...) Read more

  • 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


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