Gender Equality on DG Justice

An interesting communication of Amélie Leclercq, BPW Representative at EWL

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Women on Board Report 2012

Women on Boards in Europe – From a Snail’s Pace to a Giant Leap?’ This report was launched at the EWL event on 29th February 2012. The report assesses the current situation and progress in ten European countries, and it provides a comprehensive overview of the measures adopted in the recent years to increase the representation of women on boards at national level. You can find the report also from the EWL’s website.


Germany - Join the ’Berlin Declaration’ call for gender quotas in economic decision-making!


[Brussels, 23 December 2011] Join the call of MPs from six major political parties and the six leading women’s organisations in Germany for legislation to ensure equal opportunities for women and men in economic decision-making.

On 15 December, female representatives of all six political parties represented in Bundestag and the Business and Professional Women (BPW), German Women Lawyers’ Association (djb), German Rural Women’s Association, European Women’s Management Development (EWMD), Women on boards (FidAR) and the German Association of Women Entrepreneurs (VdU), adopted the ’Berlin Declaration’.

The Berlin Declaration calls for the equal participation of women in the management and supervisory bodies of companies. The first step should be binding legislation for minimum of 30% of women in the supervisory boards of listed, public companies.

The initiators of the Berlin Declaration seek to create a broad social alliance for effective measures to implement the equal rights of women and men in economic decision-making. Prominent women from the entire spectrum of politics, civil society and business have already signed the declaration, including Minister Ursula van der Leyen.

Read the Berlin Declaration and sign it here (In German)
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Debating the future of Pension schemes in Europe

Survey of EWL in November 2010

BPW Europe wishes to participate in the updating of the Position Paper of the European Women’s Lobby by making the voice of its members heard.

European BPW members are women working in all professions in 30 European countries. They can contribute by giving their opinion, telling their story or that of fellow workers. They can bring to the debate their personal expertise. They have experience in balancing a busy professional life and an active family life. They are interested in making things change to build a better society for women of all walks of life.

Pensions are a concern for all working women. You do not need to be a specialist to participate in this debate.

Introduction and Questionnaire EN

Introduction et Questionnaire FR

Introduzione e Questionario IT

Introduccione y Cuestonario ES