EWA wants to instigate positive and cooperative change, by increasing awareness among men and women from all backgrounds on the continued need to fight, and engendering policy change at EU level that favours social justice, sustainability, and inclusion. With these three aims, we aim to overcome persistent economic, social and political barriers to gender equality and call for greater and more effective commitment to ensuring a fair societal model for all.

Activism, political and institutional dialogue have a central role to play in the realisation of gender equality. We believe in ‘people power’, that current inequalities can only be fully reversed if women and men mobilise themselves and actively, openly and decisively refuse to tolerate persistent gender-based discrimination and abuse of power that continue to affect women’s lives today and for the foreseeable future.