Poland: 18th Member State to Ratify the Istanbul Convention !

On April 27, 2015 Poland ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). By depositing the ratification instrument at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the country became the 18th member of the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention, which came into force in August 2014. Find out …

70 years since women’s vote in France

France celebrated on 29th of april 2015 the 70th anniversary since women gained the right to vote in France. This access to civic rights may have participate to raise awareness about women condition and write down women rights on the public agenda. There is still a long way to go to achieve equal rights for all. +info: external link

1 in 3 women have suffered violence

According to a study by the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, one woman in three has been victim of physical violence and / or sexual abuse from the age of 15 years. Furthermore, 22% of women were subjected to violence by their partner. These are only some details from the first report form a series of three that has …

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

The EIGE is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness on gender equality. +info: external link

Multinationals against #VAW

Find out what the Kering Foundation does to support companies world wide to raise awareness about and activelly combat violence against women (#VAW), amongst their staff and with public campaigns. A truly best practice to follow… +info: external link

The Clothesline Project is a US based program to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. The display was featured March 30 through …

Greece: Girls gone international meet-up

Girls Gone International, – an international community of female globe hoppers 18-45 living, working, traveling or studying abroad -, has organized in Athens a meeting on the 8th of March. +info: external link

Spain: «Las Constituyentes» : the role women play in politics

Public showing of a documentary called «Las Constituyentes», about the first 27 women that were part of the first Spanish Parliament and Senate and that also were part of the team that wrote the constitution, . After the show a debate has taken place with female members of the current Parliament of their community, Navarra, about women in politics where …

International Women’s Day across the world

March celebrates each year The International Women’s Day, on the 8th of March since 1913. On this web, you can find all the events that took place this day in each country of the word, as well as news and resources on this theme. +info: external link