Who we are

The Czech Women’s Lobby (CWL) is an umbrella organization that defends the rights of women in the Czech Republic.

Our mission is to take on real problems women face and raise them to a political level as well as to improve the situation of women in society. We are part of the European Women’s Lobby, an organization that unites women and gender associations in Europe and cooperate with European institutions.

  • We unite 39 organizations that support women.
  • We advocate laws that ensure a better life for women.
  • We promote equality between men and women.
  • We strengthen the position of disadvantaged groups of women.
  • We call attention to women’s issues and propose solutions. 

The Czech Women’s Lobby promotes the rights of all women, regardless of their race, ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation, age, religion or faith.

 

Our achievements

  • The Czech government’s signature of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)
  • The Czech Women’s Lobby serving as vice-chair of the Government Council for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
  • Contribution to kindergarten accessibility/capacity increase (amendment to the Education Act)
  • Collaboration on the creation of the Strategy for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, the Czech Republic 2030 Strategic Framework and the Ministry of Education’s Family Policy Concept.
  • Monitoring of the fulfilment of women’s rights in international treaties (CEDAW, UPR) and reporting on the matter in UN meetings.