Press release on the European elections results and on the upcoming European Commission nominations (please click below for versions in EN and FR):
Gender Audit Report
The European Women’s Lobby 50/50 Campaign for Democracy, running since September 2008, published on 20 May 2009 a Gender Audit Report of Electoral Lists and Political Programmes, in view of the European elections of 4-7 June 2009.
The Gender Audit looks at political programmes and electoral lists for the European elections from a women’s rights perspective. It evaluates the political parties’ commitment to gender equality in view of the European Parliament elections 2009 and encourages voters to be involved in European politics.
The report concludes that most political parties do not consider equality between women and men as a key priority in light of the European elections 2009, despite the strong competence of the European Union in the area. You are invited to read the whole REPORT here (EN); (FR), as well as the PRESS RELEASE (EN); (FR); (GR) and the SUMMARY (EN); (FR); (DE) .
European Women’s Lobby Conference: 50/50 – No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality – 26 June 2009 – 14.00 – 18.00
The EWL conference 50/50 – No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality aims to answer questions on the representation of women in the newly elected European Parliament and for the other EU to jobs through a panel of very prominent women politicians and the contribution of members of the EWL across Europe who have been working towards parity democracy through the EWL 50/50 Campaign. Please click here for more information about the programme and to register.
Conférence du Lobby européen des femmes : 50/50: Pas de démocratie européenne moderne sans égalité femmes-hommes – Bruxelles, 26 Juin 2009 – 14.00 – 18.00
La conférence 50/50 du LEF– Pas de démocratie européenne moderne sans égalité femmes-hommes aura pour objectifs de répondre aux questions sur la place des femmes au sein du nouveau Parlement européen et pour les autres postes européens de haut niveau, grâce à un panel de femmes politiques célèbres et à la contribution des membres du LEF dans toute l’Europe, qui ont travaillé en faveur de la parité dans le cadre de la Campagne 50/50. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations sur le programme et pour vous enregistrer.
Join the European Women’s Lobby 50/50 Campaign
Do you think that women and men should be equally represented in all European Union institutions? Join the 50/50 Campaign!
In 2009, Europeans will elect a new European Parliament and a new European Commission will be appointed. These elected and nominated persons are going to shape our future in Europe, and the “50/50 Campaign for Democracy” aims to ensure that women and men are equally represented among them.
Many prominent persons from across Europe have already given their wholehearted support to the EWL 50/50 Campaign.
To find out more about the 50/50 Campaign, read our Call for Action in your language: