BPW Europe calls for associate clubs & federations to provide women refugees support to find a job
The human tragedy of thousands of asylum seekers floundering – and dying – in the Mediterranean highlights an unprecedented challenge for Europe.
Women and girls comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population, and they are facing specific particular challenges, due to their gender roles and position in society.
BPW Europe urges the European level and governments
- in the long term to promote a comprehensive and sustainable European asylum, refugee and migration policy
- in the short term to intensify efforts to articulate the humanitarian response and provide security, health and the basic needs to those fleeing persecutions
Refugees have the right to work, and some companies have already offered to help them enter the workplace. Many refugees have a high level of education and professional qualification.
In the spirit of BPW values –solidarity with and economic empowerment of women-, BPW Europe invites associate clubs and federations in Europe to partner with local organizations which are already engaged for the refugees, in order to help women refugees to find a job.
BPW members have varied experience and knowledge of the work market, which could be an enormous added value for women entering the country; they can also teach the language, and coach them to understand the local work place.
Let’s share, we will learn a lot from each other, and contribute concretely to host refugees.
Dear Young BPW Representatives,
it is the time of the year for the applications of La Spezia Award!
Please follow the below link for all the information and forward this email to all your members.
To celebrate the BPW CUP 10.th Anniversary, La Spezia Club and Jury members have decided to give BPW Europe YOUNG members a significant and very special acknoledgment. In fact the award has been opened to two YOUNG members: one from BPW Italy and one from the relevant BPW Europe Affiliate.
The Eurasian Women's Forum will be held on 24-25 of September 2015 in the city of Saint-Petersburg (Russia) at the Tavricheskiy Palace. The Forum is organized by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and by the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of independent states.
To read in Russian click here
An excellent news from Miette Dechelle:
I have started a radio programme on Astute Radio (UK based online Radio) on 'Women in EU politics' since June 2015.
BPWI INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATION STANDING COMMITTEE 2014-2017
International Theme “ Make a difference through Leadership and action”
The Equal Pay Day (EPD) presents one, next to demanding more women in leadership positions, of the core activities and campaigns of BPW Europe. Please find in this report information on the various EPD activities across Europe as well as information on the undertakings of the European Commission.
Click here to read the interesting synthesis made by Katinka Brose from BPW Germany, who kindly offered to consolidated all the events and actions that BPW Federations/Clubs have organized in Europe in 2015.
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) is an influential international network of business and professional women from over 100 countries in 5 continents with Consultative Status at ECOSOC/United Nations. Founded in 1930, BPW International has advocated for workplace equality, the right to vote, equal pay and represents women in the economy and women in leadership, power and decision making roles.
Dear Presidents of BPW Europe,
My name is Karin Raguin and I have been elected as your new BPW European Coordinator at the 28th International Congress in Jeju, Korea.
I would like to thank each European BPW National President for making this happen, and thank past Regional Coordinators – Sabine Schmelzer, Amélie Leclercq & Gabriella Canonica – for their support, and their huge work and dedication to BPW during and after their term. I look forward to working with them.
It is my great pleasure to be leading a strong, diverse and experienced team to meet the exciting future ahead of us.
The ECC - European Coordination Committee - is made of:
02 April 2015
BPW Valletta, Malta:
Watch this fantastic Video about the BPW (Valletta) Malta Careers Day 2015 on the 5th March at Verdala Castle.
24 March 2015
From words to actions !
A message from the European Women's Lobby
16 March 2015
BPW Malta "Women Careers Day" on March 5th
13 March 2015
An interesting project of BPW Bremen - Germany on BPW Young