The European Women’s Lobby calls on European leaders to address the feminisation of poverty and social exclusion.
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.
“Women have stronger characters than men because when they say no they mean no, and they are less corruptible,”
In 2009, Spain recorded that 55 women were killed as a result of domestic violence, marking a significant reduction from 2008, when the domestic violence toll was 77.
The European Court of Human Rights recently held that the government of Cyprus had violated Articles 4 and 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by failing to protect a Russian national from trafficking and exploitation in Cyprus.
The United Nations commemorated its International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2009 by pledging $10.5 million in grants for efforts to fight violence against women around the world.
Central European University in Budapest organize fourteenth edition of it's Summer University (SUN). SUN is a part of Central European University (CEU) which is an international university, accredited both in the United States and in Hungary, offering a combination of American and European academic cultures. CEU is oriented towards innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary research on, and the study of, social change and the policy implications of transition to open societies. Focus is also directed on issues concerning the European Union, and certain features of non-Western democracies.
On January 21, from 3pm to 6pm, Women’s Information Center (WIC) holds a presentation at the Hotel “Courtyard Marriott”. Guests are invited to get acquainted with the activities that WIC has carried out last year.
The course is based on dialogue and active learning processes and aims at the exchange of experiences and at getting to know best practice examples of the participants for implementing gender diversity into systems and structures of society and organisations.
A new multimedia tool focused on gender equality in Europe named ‘WARM’ has been launched. It can be used to raise awareness on the existence of gender stereotypes and to enable men and women to question their own prejudices and identities. In it, you will find general information (key data, milestones, definitions), interviews as well as tools to organize educative and creative activities. We invite teachers, educators or animators to use this tool according to their own needs.
Several distinguished candidates from different Member States have been already proposed. The discussion is been difficult and a clear choice is not evident. This is why we would like to ask for support for the excellent nomination of H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, for the position of President of the European Council.
Successive governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina have failed to provide justice for thousands of women and girls who were raped during the 1992-1995 war, Amnesty International said in a report published on September 30, 2009. The report outlines the failure of the justice system in the country. It also focuses on the failure of the authorities to provide the women with reparations, including compensation for the crimes committed against them, and the violations of their rights.
Raport WAVE is a first attempt to reveal the situation on European women services for women survivors of domestic violence and their children from NGO perspective.
Power to Change is a new European resource to help victims of domestic violence. It is a practical guide to running support groups and self-help groups with victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The initial crisis and subsequent recovery plans at different levels – European, national and international (G20) – have failed to acknowledge, understand, analyse and rectify the gender impact of the crisis.