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The European Women's Lobby 50/50 Campaign: Gender Audit Report in view of the European Elections June 2009


The European Women’s Lobby* (EWL) 50/50 Campaign for Democracy has been running since September 2008 and is supported by more than 200 prominent personalities in Europe. It aims to put gender equality at the core of European policies and to promote the equal representation of women and men in the European institutions, in particular in the European Parliament.

The 50/50 Campaign has newly published a Gender Audit Report of Electoral Lists and Political Programmes, in view of the European elections of 4-7 June 2009.

The Gender Audit looks at political programmes and electoral lists for the European elections from a women’s rights perspective. It evaluates the political parties’ commitment to gender equality in view of the European Parliament elections 2009 and encourages voters to be involved in European politics.

The report concludes that most political parties do not consider equality between women and men as a key priority n light of the European elections 2009, despite the strong competence of the European Union in the area. You are invited to read the whole report as well as the press release and the summary at the 50/50 Campaign for Democracy website !

And please do not forget to SIGN THE CAMPAIGN:

50/50 Campaign Team

*The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest non-governmental women’s organisations in the European Union, representing approximately 2000 organisation in 30 European Countries. Working with its members at national and European levels, the EWL’s main objective is to fight for gender equality and to ensure the integration of a gender perspective in all EU policy areas.