European Centre of the International Council of Women (ECICW)

Centre européen du Conseil international des femmes (CECIF)

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1961, Axenstein (Switzerland), as a regional group of International Council of Women (ICW). New Constitution adopted on 15 Mar 2002, Malta. Registered in accordance with Finnish law, June 2002.


Achieve equal rights and opportunities for women and men in all fields of society; empower women to make their voices heard and promote their participation in decision-making at national and European levels; work for peace and defend human rights; build networks for cooperation between women's organizations in East and West European countries; study and monitor questions relating to the situation of women in Europe; present motions and statements and respond to initiatives from various European-level authorities.

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Organizes: biannual seminar; training and discussion sessions. Areas include: prevention of trafficking in women; housing; poverty; fair trade; pensions; social security; health; the environment; equality; refugees; ageing; osteoporosis; violence against children; violence against women and other areas of the Beijing (China) Platform for Action. Representatives report to member organizations. Contributed to Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; has made proposals to the Constitutional Treaty of the Union.


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Consultative Status

Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 23 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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