On 8th March 2010, EIGE announced the launch of an ongoing activity; the creation of its future "Women of Europe" database. EIGE encourages nominations from and about the successful 'Women of Europe'. The activity aims to highlight their achievements and success stories - as part of its efforts to disseminate information regarding positive examples of non-stereotypical roles and to publicise such success stories.
On board the Smolensk plane was the petite firebrand who once got a revolution for her birthday.by Michael Szporer, 15 April 2010, TRANSITIONS ONLINE
In a tragic plane crash near Smoleńsk died the First Lady Maria Kaczyńska. She was neither a politician nor an official nevertheless she wasn’t afraid to publicly voice her personal opinions
FEANTSA's magazine Homeless in Europe is a tri-annual electronic publication. Each issue deals with a particular theme that is topical in relation to homelessness across Europe. Contributers to the magazine include stakeholders, researchers, local authority representatives and experts from the EU institutions and other international bodies. Subscription is free.
The International Museum of Women's Women on the Map! allows you to pay tribute to the women who have made a difference in your life. The result will be a powerful visual representation of the vast, change-making impact women have on our world. Taking part is easy!
The European Women’s Lobby, together with its member organisations from Belgium (Belgium coordination of the EWL), Cyprus (Cyprus Women’s Lobby), Poland (Polish Women’s Lobby) and Ireland (National Women’s Council of Ireland) actively supports a Belgian campaign aiming at promoting the right to abort for all women in Europe.
Christian Benoni interviews AUDUN LYSBAKKEN, Norway’s first male minister for Gender Equality.
In its annual report on equality between men and women in the EU, Parliament called on Wednesday for greater efforts to tackle violence against women, for paternity leave to be addressed at EU level and for equal pay legislation to be revised. A majority of MEPs also say women must have control over their sexual and reproductive rights, through easy access to contraception and abortion.
The report, drafted by Marc Tarabella, (S&D, BE), was adopted by 381 votes to 253, with 31 abstentions.
If the future convention of the Council of Europe fails to address the structural phenomenon of male violence against women, the European Women’s Lobby won’t be in a position to support it.
A study by a Charles University research team suggests that over three quarters of Czech university students have at some point been the victims of sexual harassment. Unlike most academic institutions in Western Europe and the United States, Czech universities do not have explicitly stated anti-sexual harassment policies, and the issue is largely neglected.
The information portal on Gender, citizenship and governance provides a unique entry point to free, full-text electronic publications, e-journals, e-newsletters, e-discussion groups and forums, websites, bibliographic databases, and directories of organizations and projects.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for greater sexual and reproductive rights in the continent.
This publication represents the third Alternative Report that the EWL has produced, following our earlier Beijing+5 and Beijing+10 reports. In line with its mission and political focus, the EWL examines in this report the progress made at EU level towards the full implementation of the BPfA.
The number of street prostitutes has decreased noticeably in Oslo a year after Norway banned the purchase of sexual favours, according to estimates published Friday. The Oslo-based Pro Centre, a publicly funded social service centre that works with male and female prostitutes, estimates there was a 50-per-cent drop between 2008 and 2009 - the first year the ban was in force.
Please, sign the petition below by February 28, 2010, by sending an email message to email@example.com that says: I sign the Petition in Support of the Victims of Violence against Women and Women’s Rights Defenders in Albania.
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