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european women s lobby

EuropeanWomen’s Lobby

European Women’s Lobby

Workingagainsttrafficking and sexual exploitation of women

europ ean women s l obby
European Women’s Lobby
  • Established in 1990
  • Membership based women’s organisation from 28 countries + 19 European and International NGOs
  • Largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU) working on a wide range of issues: VAW, economic and social policies, migration, parity democracy, etc
ewl structure
EWL structure

EWL Member organisations in Europe

28 National Co-ordinations of women’s NGOs

19 European Member organisations

EWL General Assembly

100 delegates

EWL Board of


36 elected members

European Policy Action Centre

Against Violence Against Women

national observatories on VAW

EWL Secretariat


in Brussels

EWL Executive Committee

1 President, 3 Vice Presidents,

1 Treasurer, 2 members

work of ewl to combat violence against women
Work of EWL to combat violence against women
  • Creation of European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women (EPAC-VAW)
  • EU-wide Observatory of NGO experts who share best practices and identify emerging issues
  • Supporting development of national EWL Observatories on VAW
  • Conducting research seminars, conferences, campaigns
  • Working with EU/Global institutions to combat VAW
ewl perspectives on trafficking
EWL perspectives on Trafficking
  • A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE, with links to immigration policies
  • Links between sex trafficking and prostitution

The Nordic Baltic Pilot project

  • Developing victim-centred and durable models for support women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation
  • Regional model of inter-agency cooperation
  • Restrictive migration rules and border controls
  • The sex industry, nourishing the sex trade
  • Social exclusion
  • Generality in approach to trafficking
  • Lack of gender perspective in current law and policy
  • Cooperation between NGOs and government agencies
  • Gaps between States and regions in protection of VOTs