The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has published its eight priorities for the Cypriot Presidency in the area of gender equality. On 01 July 2012, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will pass from Denmark to Cyprus. The European Women’s Lobby calls on the forthcoming Cypriot Presidency to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe especially in the current financial, economic and social crisis.
The EWL has listed eight priorities including ensuring future EU funding for women’s rights and gender equality, taking leadership role in the negotiations aiming at adopting the revised maternity leave Directive, ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women living in Europe, supporting the adoption of binding EU-level legislation to reach parity on company boards,
Read the EWL’s eight priorities here.
MIGS is an active member of the Cyprus Women’s Lobby, a network of 16 women’s organisations and NGOs in Cyprus, and full members of the EWL since 2008. Susana Pavlou, Director of MIGS, is currenlty serving a second term on the EWL Board.