STOP THE MADNESS! women’s protests in Israel

We received from the international list of Women in Black, information about common protests by women, against crackdown of Palestinians Stop the Eviction of Families from Sheikh Jarah! Stop the Military Assault on Gaza! Stop Police Violence Against Civilians! End the Occupation, End Apartheid and Dispossession! We Choose Living Together — in Dignity, Justice, and …

A Transnational Response to the Attacks on the Istanbul Convention

by E.A.S.T. (Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational) On April 11th, EAST members, women and LGBTQIA+ people from Turkey, Poland, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, […], drawing from Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, gathered together in a public assembly. This assembly was called to organise transnationally in our fight for women’s and LGBTQIA+ people’s freedom.   Erdogan’s overnight …

Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman in History to Win Oscar for Best Director

For the first time in more than a decade — and only the second time in history — a woman has won the Oscar for best director. Chloé Zhao on Sunday night took home the Academy Award for best director for “Nomadland,” a sweeping drama about a widow in her 60s (Frances McDormand) who travels …

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 …