Largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the EU, working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. @EuropeanWomen
The EWL's mission is to work towards the promotion and respect for women’s human rights, by supporting diversity among women and equal opportunities between women and men. The EWL seeks to voice the concerns of member organisations across Europe by means of active lobbying, project-management, monitoring and awareness-raising across different policy areas. These include women’s economic and social position, women in decision-making, sexual and reproductive health and rights, immigration, integration and asylum. The EWL also works to combat violence against women, and manages a dedicated European Observatory on this issue. Furthermore, the EWL supports the use of gender mainstreaming for the effective incorporation of a women's rights perspective into all European policies.