About European Women’s Lobby

The origins of the European Women’s Lobby can be traced back to a conference held in London in November 1987. At this conference, 120 women, members of 85 organizations and representing 50 million individual members, came together and adopted two resolutions. The first called for the ‘creation of a structure for influence, open to all interested women’s organizations, to exert pressure on European and national institutions to ensure better defense and representation of women’s interest’. In a second resolution, the delegates called on the European Commission to ‘lend its support for the organization in early 1988 of a meeting with a view to the implementation of such a structure. The EWL thus plays a dual role as a link between women’s organizations and institutions. The EWL facilitates dialogue and exchanges between citizens and European decision-makers. Because of its advisory status in both the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Council of Europe, the EWL plays an instrumental role at the international levelVisit website »

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