European Women Lawyers Association
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The European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is constituted and incorporated as a non-profit international non-governmental organization having philanthropic, scientific and pedagogical aims. EWLA is a federation of national women lawyers associations within EU, EEA and EFTA, as well as individual women lawyers and academics from these countries. EWLA pursues the co-operation of European women lawyers, in order to combine their specific expertise in fundamental rights, and in particular, gender equality
THE AIMS OF EWLA
improving the understanding of European legislation concerning gender equality and equal opportunities generally;
supporting exchanges between women lawyers throughout the EU, EEA, and EFTA, by creating the closest possible ties for example with bar associations, law societies, associations of women lawyers, law faculties and schools, nationally and internationally, and with European and other public authorities;
conducting studies and research, as well as holding conferences, by European women lawyers, including organizations and institutions both within Europe and beyond its borders, with a view to achieving gender equality, equal rights and equal opportunities;
the strengthening of links between women lawyers registered in countries belonging to the EU, EEA and EFTA, and encouraging meetings, cooperation and understanding between women lawyers.
Supporting the representation and defence of the interests of women before EU institutions with regards to fundamental rights and gender equality.