This is a joint initiative of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region, host of the Forum and the Metropolis Women International Network. This women network is a part of Metropolis, the World Association of Major Metropolises. The main objectives of this international Forum are to promote a gender-sensitive approach and to present and discuss the best practices to empower women as citizens and decision-makers.The event will draw over 700 participants: elected representatives, executives and decision-makers from central, local, metropolitan and regional governments, as well as... Read more
Anne-Marie Lizin Interview from the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) with Anne-Marie Lizin, President of the Belgian Senate
Ms. Anne-Marie Lizin is the first woman to preside over the Belgian Senate. Prior to taking up that position, she was a member of the European Parliament and a member of the Belgian Lower House. Opening the meeting of parliamentary gender committees, convened by the IPU at The House of Parliaments, she explained the importance of establishing committees on gender issues and elaborated on how women are struggling to achieve parity.
IPU: Despite your tight agenda, you came to Geneva before going to Washington…
I was particularly interested in this seminar. Today, there are 60 parliaments with a... Read more
Female heads of states, ministers, and heads of international organisations, business leaders, and civil society activists will discuss the twin themes of security and women's empowerment in Brussels on the eve of the International Women's Day.
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On Wednesday afternoon, 20th April, the Women’s Rights Committee organises a public hearing on ‘A 2020 Perspective for Women in Turkey’. There will be two discussion panels, one on‘ 2020 objectives and priorities for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Turkey on its way to the EU membership’ and the other on ‘women in Turkey as agents of progress measures for improvement and best practices’. For more information please visit European women's lobby. Read more
There is an opportunity to follow the full Gender Equality Index - Launch Conference via live video stream.
All presentations can be heard and viewed on 13 June from 9.00 – 13.00 and from 14.00 - 17.30.
Do not miss this opportunity to discover the Gender Equality Index from wherever you are in Europe!
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On 14 February 2014, the European Women’s Lobby plans to bring together an excited crowd in front of the Palais the Justice in Brussels to rise, dance and speak out about the urgent need for justice and support for the women victims of violence.
“Justice begins when we speak, release, and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. The ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage.”
For this extraordinary Brussels event of the One Billion Rising Global Campaign, the EWL joins forces... Read more
Women’s Forum Brussels Special Half‐Day Meeting: Reshaping trust in Europe with women’s vision European Parliament, Brussels 28 January 2014
Women’s Forum Brussels was created to bring together women members of the European Parliament and women from European business, to debate on how trust is being reshaped in Europe. This special half‐day meeting will mix plenary sessions and roundtables, highlighting women’s vision on crucial topics at stake in Europe: economy, national politics, leadership and women’s rights. To be held in the European Parliament in Brussels, the event will ... Read more
For the occasion of the upcoming elections on 25 May 2014, the major women’s organisations in Belgium present their 10 communal requests The major feminist umbrella organisations– the European Women’s Lobby, Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique, Vrouwenraad, the Brussels chapter of the Marche Mondiale des Femmes,les Femmes Prevoyantes Socialistes, and the feminist reflection group Vrouwen Overleg Komitee– cordially invite you to the presentation of their
10 communal requests for the upcoming elections.
During these cumulative elections; the organisations want to seize the... Read more
Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014
Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the application of the statutory electoral gender quotas and its impact on the composition of the Flemish Parliament. The legislation aims to increase the number of women elected. The number of women in the Flemish Parliament has increased in the fifth consecutive election, from only 21 members or 19.3% in the first direct election in 1995 to 55 or 44.4% in 2014. Read more