Women in Black, Madrid on the PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

WE CELEBRATE THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force. The treaty was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The countries that have atomic weapons, the United States, United Kingdom, France, China and Russia (permanent members of the Security …

Pay transparency directive – a milestone in closing the gender pay gap?

[Brussels, 19 March 2021] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) welcomes the recently adopted legislative proposal on pay transparency by the European Commission, which has been long overdue. While there are many positive measures in the proposal including a definition of ‘work of equal value’, the EWL regrets that mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap …

Police terrorism against solidarity to Turkish women

ANOTHER CASE OF “POLICE STATE” AND ARBITRAGE IN THE SYMBOLIC PROTEST OF WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST TURKEY’S WITHDRAWAL FROM ISTANBUL CONVENTION Seven feminists, members of women’s organizations, representing the Committee on Family Law and Consensual Joint Custody, held a symbolic protest on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12pm against Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, aiming …

Misogyny: Women ‘should be protected’ under hate crime laws

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Women should be protected under expanded hate crime laws, according to a new report from the Law Commission. The independent body that advises government said misogyny should be treated in the same way as other discrimination when it is the motivation for a crime. Campaigners welcomed the proposal, including Labour MP …

The women’s struggles in Poland for the right to abortion

Today, 30 January 3 days after the ruling of the Constitutional Court came into force that enforces the near total ban of abortion in Poland, we want to again express our solidarity with all the women, men and gender non-conforming persons, young, old, migrants, non-migrants, queer, lesbian, gay, and all others that have come to …