EU condemns Taliban restricting women

Brussels 14.11.2022 “The EU condemns the additional restrictions by the Taliban on women’s freedom of movement, including the newly announced rules barring women from entering public parks and gyms. Afghanistan: 🇪🇺 condemns newest restrictions imposed by Taliban on girls and women👉barring them from public parks &gyms.This adds to already severe violations of their rights under…

Europarliament: Roberta Metsola elected president

Strasbourg 18.01.2022 Maltese centre-right politician Roberta Metsola succeed the Italian David Sassoli in Strasbourg and Brussels, at the head of the European Parliament. Several candidates have been promoted to replace the Italian Socialist David Sassoli, who died on January 11 from the complications of myeloma cancer at the age of 65 and whose mandate was…

Taliban: EU monitors women rights

Brussels 18.06.2021 This statement has been co-signed by Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, Honduras, Guatemala, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Senegal, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America. Afghanistan: Joint Statement on the situation of women and girls The international community stands ready to…

TALIBAN: UNICEF cautious optimism

Brussels 17.08.2021 The chief of field operations of the U.N. children’s agency expressed cautious optimism about working with Taliban officials following their seizure of power in Kabul on Sunday August 15, citing their early expressions of support for girls’ education. UNICEF 'quite optimistic' after Taliban comments on girls' education, official says https://t.co/Vkd812zkvP pic.twitter.com/vJEfFr3UKm — Reuters…

EU: concerns about sexual violence

Brussels 18.06.2021 “One year ago, the UN Secretary-General called for a cessation of violence both on battlefields and in homes. Yet his latest report shows that conflict-related sexual violence has continued unabated during the COVID-19 pandemic and remains a cruel and widespread tactic of war, torture, terror and political repression, reads the Joint Statement by…

Japan promotes women

A cross-party group of Japanese lawmakers promoting women’s participation in politics has given up on including in an amendment bill a clause on numerical targets for female political candidates. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party opposed the idea of obliging political parties to set targets on the proportion of women in all candidates they field in…

Dutch burqa ban challenges

Around one hundred people, mainly women, protested in  The Hague, The Netherlands on August 9 against “Burqa ban“, which came into effect in the on August, 1. Die foto zegt alles. Knettergek! https://t.co/b3hCiZCU95 — Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) August 9, 2019 Around couple of dozens of women wore a niqab and carried plates with texts like…

Tusk vows respect gender balance for EU top jobs

The president of European Union Council Donald Tusk announced he is looking for the best candidates for the EU’s top jobs this year and underlined he aimed to offer at least half of them to women. The European elections are a good omen for the EU with the highest turnout in 25 years. This proves that…

#8March: Europarl employees protest against inequality

#InternationalWomenDay European Parliament staff went on strike, protesting against inequality in the European parliament. In 60 years only two women reached the positions of speaker, however they both were elected last millennium. #InternationalWomansDay #Brussels employees of #Europarliament demonstration at doorstep. pic.twitter.com/wy1AHPPJ2f — Anna van Densky (@AnnaVanDensky) March 8, 2019 #FeministStrike at the European Parliament main…

International Women’s Day

“Europe ranks among the safest and most equal places for girls and women in the world”, says the statement of the European Commission issued on the occasion of the 8th of March International Women’s Day. “…Also in Europe women are still facing challenges, inequalities and threats in their everyday lives: abuses and harassment, lower wages,…