Events related to the 50/50 Campaign

6 April 2009, The Deutsche Fraurenrat, the German coordination of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL)  is organising  an event on women and decision-making  in preparation for the European elections 2009 in the framework of the EWL 50/50 Campaign for Democracy. Personalities who will be candidates for the European Parliament including Dr. Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Christa Klaß, Dr. Angelika Niebler, Feleknas Uca, Lissy Gröner and Barbara Lochbihler are invited speakers. The European Women’s Lobby’s President Brigitte Triems will present the EWL 5050/50 Campaign and Henny Engels, Deutsche Frauenrat Executive Director will be the moderator of the event, which   is supported by the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.

4 April, Berlin, Germany The European Women’s Lobby and the German’s Women’s Council are organizing an event supported by the European Commission entitled “Women for Europe – Europe for women!” in preparation of the European elections. Representatives of all political parties which are standing for election to the European Parliament will be present. The meeting will be moderated by Henny Engels, the Executive Secretary of the Deutscher Frauenrat, and EWL President Brigitte Triems. For more information on the event in German, please click here.

6 March 2009, Berlin, Germany Event with Marlene Parenzan, Board member of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) from Austria, will speak about the 50/50 Campaign under the title “Gleichgestellt in Europa: Stillstand oder Aufbruch?” The event is organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation on Gender Equality. To read more about the program and how to get to the event please click here and here.

25 November 2008, Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Berlin: Event organised by Representation of the European Commission in Germany and the National Council of German Women’s Organisations with the participation of Commissioner Margot Wallström.

Campaign material in German

Call for Action DE
Presentation of the Campaign DE

Information on women in political decision-making in Germany




Women %

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Upper House




National Government




European Parliament




Learn about quotas in Germany from Quota Database

Other 50/50 Campaign related information

Article on 50/50 Campaign for Democracy, written by EWL President Brigitte Triems, in German

Gender Audit Report Summary in German

Contact the EWL national coordination for more information

Deutscher Frauenrat
Axel Springer Strasse, 54A
D – 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 20 45 69 0
Fax: +49 30 20 45 69 44

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