At the EU level

  • MEP Emer Costello issues statement of support for Brussels’ Call to end prostitution

    MEP Emer Costello issues statement of support for Brussels' Call to end prostitution

    [Brussels, 06 December 2012] Speaking at the conference "10 years of policies on prostitution: Outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward" in the European Parliament last 04 December, Dublin Labour MEP Emer Costello, said more must be done at EU level to tackle the links between prostitution and organised crime.
    The purpose of the conference, hosted by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), is to evaluate policy development on prostitution across Europe over the past ten years, (...) Read more

  • EWL co-hosts conference putting abolition of prostitution on European agenda

    EWL co-hosts conference putting abolition of prostitution on European agenda

    [Brussels, 13 December 2012] On 04 December, the EWL co-organised together with the Fondation Scelles and the Mouvement du Nid (and with the support of MEPs Mariya Gabriel and Mikael Gustafsson) a European conference entitled “10 years of policies on prostitution: Outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward”. Turnout for the conference, held in the European Parliament in Brussels, was even better than expected, with more than 250 participants, including more than a dozen (...) Read more

  • 200 civil society organisations launch European debate on abolition of prostitution

    200 civil society organisations launch European debate on abolition of prostitution

    [Brussels, 04 December 2012] Today, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), together with Fondation Scelles and Mouvement du Nid France, held a conference in the European Parliament aiming at assessing 10 years of policies on prostitution in Sweden and the Netherlands. On this occasion, around 200 women’s rights NGOs, coming from 25 Member States and four other countries, unveiled their Brussels’ Call “Together for a Europe free from prostitution”.
    Together with a dozen MEPs representing all (...) Read more

  • EWL campaign on prostitution bags a top award for European Public Affairs professionals!

    EWL campaign on prostitution bags a top award for European Public Affairs professionals!

    [Brussels, 15 November 2012] The EWL was last night delighted to see its work recognised by fellow EU public affairs professionals with the award of not one but two prizes for its recent work on prostitution and women on boards, out of a total of 11 presented. EWL Secretary General Cécile Gréboval collected the European Public Affairs (EPA) awards on behalf of the organisation, and expressed her sincere gratitude for all the support received from the EWL’s partners and colleagues at the EU (...) Read more

  • EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to speak at EWL European conference on prostitution on 04 December

    EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to speak at EWL European conference on prostitution on 04 December

    [Brussels, 14 November 2012] The EWL will on 04 December host a European conference entitled “10 years of policies on prostitution: outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward”. The goal of the event, to take place in the European Parliament, is to raise awareness on the issue of prostitution and engage a dialogue at EU level.
    A first session will address the outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch models, referred to as the two main legislative options to deal with prostitution, (...) Read more

  • EWL European conference, 4/12/12: “10 years of policies on prostitution: outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward”

    EWL European conference, 4/12/12: “10 years of policies on prostitution: outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward”

    [Brussels, 24 October 2012] The EWL will on 04 December host a European conference entitled “10 years of policies on prostitution: outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch options, and ways forward”. The goal of the event, to take place in the European Parliament, is to raise awareness on the issue of prostitution and engage a dialogue at EU level.
    A first session will address the outcomes of the Swedish and Dutch models, referred to as the two main legislative options to deal with prostitution, (...) Read more

  • MEPs give prostitution at sporting events the red card in support of EWL campaign

    MEPs give prostitution at sporting events the red card in support of EWL campaign

    [Brussels, 01 June 2012] On 30 May, 17 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from nine countries and all political groups gathered together in Brussels in support of the European Women’s Lobby’s action against prostitution around sporting events. In a message to athletes, officials, fans, journalists and decision-makers ahead of the London Olympics and the UEFA European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, the MEPs held up red cards which read ‘Be a sport. Keep it fair… Say NO to (...) Read more

  • Successful launch of EWL campaign ‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution’

    Successful launch of EWL campaign ‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution'

    The press conference organised by the European Women’s Lobby on 17 June 2011 in Brussels to launch its campaign ‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution’, was a great success. It was attended by journalists from national and European media, including the Parliament Magazine. EWL Vice-President Alexandra Jachanova introduced the EWL and its work on ending prostitution, and presented the EWL campaign material, including the video clip directed by Frédérique Pollet Rouyer and Patric Jean. (...) Read more

  • European Women’s Lobby launches campaign to put an end to prostitution with video clip calling for a change of perspective

    ‘If I had to have sex ten times a day with strangers for a living, at what point would I start to feel sick? From the beginning surely.’ So concludes the voice-over of a thought-provoking video clip launched today by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) as part of its campaign to put an end to prostitution in Europe, which it considers a form of violence against women.
    Campaign against the prostitution english version from Black Moon prod on Vimeo.
    The one-minute clip is the work of French film (...) Read more

  • Launch of European Campaign to END PROSTITUTION with video-clip by Patric Jean

    Attn: News Editor
    RE: Press Conference to launch Europe-wide campaign against prostitution
    [Brussels, 08 June 2011] The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, is pleased to invite you to a press conference on 17 June 2011 to launch its Europe-wide campaign to put an end to prostitution, which it considers to be a form of violence and oppression. The press conference will see the unveiling of a thought-provoking video clip (...) Read more

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