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PACE video
Monday, June 28, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
PACE called on member States to promote the participation of women from under-represented groups in political decision-making by acting at several levels, with particular emphasis on combating gender-based stereotypes and sexism, access to public...
PACE
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
Although significant progress has been made with regard to the participation of women in political and public decision-making in Europe, such progress is too slow and uneven. In addition, there is still a lack of participation and representation in...
Friday, September 27, 2019
European Parliament Elections 2019: towards parity democracy in Europe
This policy paper aims to reconsider the concept of parity democracy in the current context of the EU and focusing on the elections to the EP in May 2019. As developed in the Athens Declaration, adopted at the European Summit of Women in Power in...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Engaging young people and women in European Parliament elections
This Discussion Paper puts together relevant data on the inclusion of young people and women in European Parliament elections. It is focused on two pitfalls of EU electoral democracy: voter absenteeism on the part of young people, and the under-...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Europe’s missing women leaders
By Corinna Horst, The European Union has a woman problem. The bloc has never had a female president of the European Commission or European Council. And just two presidents of the European Parliament have been women — Simone Veil, who served from...
Friday, December 16, 2016
ExCHANGE - Activists across the Atlantic cracking the glass ceiling
From November 30 to December 2 leading activists in the field of women in politics from Europe and the US came together to jointly strategise around how we can get more women into elected office. With the rise of right-wing populism on both sides of...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
European Enlargement and Women's Rights
The European Women’s Lobby task force for Central European, Baltic and Balkan States, together with Kvinna Till Kvinna’s Western Balkans Group, organized on the past 25 April in Brussels, a joint meeting to discuss the challenges for women’s rights...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
European Commission's Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019
Promoting gender equality is a core activity for the EU: equality between women and men is a fundamental EU value, an EU objective and a driver for economic growth. The Union shall aim to promote equality between men and women in all its activities...
Friday, April 08, 2016
EWL Webinar 'Women and the Environment: What's the link?'
As part of its Year of Action on Beijing+20, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held its first webinar on the issue of women and the environment, to celebrate World Environment Day in June. Five inspiring presenters were invited to bring different...
Friday, April 08, 2016
European Women's Lobby joins Women Refugee Commission to raise awareness on the situation of women refugees
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) have decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
EU gender equality legislation key to breaking the glass ceiling
As European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, I am strongly committed to advancing equal opportunities for men and women in the EU. The proposed directive on women on corporate boards is one of my main priorities for gender...
Amberin Zaman
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Europe’s security body alarmed over Turkish PM’s intimidation of female journalist
Europe’s security body has released a strongly-worded statement voicing concern over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by presidential hopeful Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Dunja Mijatović, OSCE [Organization for...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Emily Benn: What I can offer British politics
Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running. "It would of course be silly to suggest...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Esther McVey: Glamorous female ministers will inspire young girls into politics
Watching glamorous women walk through the doors of No 10 will inspire a whole new generation of young girls to become politicians, Esther McVey has said. The jobs minister said that seeing new female ministers walk "the catwalk" of Downing Street...
Beijing+20
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
European Elections 2014: Gender Perspective
Voters in the EU will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament during the European elections of 22-25 May 2014. The new European Parliament, representing the interests of over 500 million citizens, will shape European legislation over the...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Electoral Gender Quota Systems and their Implementation in Europe
The note is an updated version of the 2011 study Electoral Gender Quotas and Their Implementation in Europe (PE 408.309), and it maps the diffusion of electoral gender quotas in the 30 EU/EEA countries and evaluates the effectiveness of different...
Monday, October 28, 2013
EU guidelines on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them
These guidelines are based on a solid multilateral acquis, the most recent milestones of which are the UN Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (2006), the work on indicators on violence carried out by Ms Yakin...

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