PRESS RELEASE – NO TO SEXIST ADVERTS

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7 March 2015

On International Women’s Day three European organisations will launch a petition on Change.org – ‘No to sexist adverts’

WECAMS (Women’s European Coalition Against Sexism Media), is a coalition created by three organisations which have long specialised in the fight against sexist advertising, Donne in Quota, Italy, Object in Great Britain and Les Chiennes de Gardes in France.  They have decided to pool their energies to fight at European level against gender stereotypes in advertising.

The petition will be delivered to the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality to insist that its resolutions are no longer be flouted by companies and their  advertising agencies.

Press contacts :

Italy : d.martini@donneinquota.org

UK : campaigns@object.org.uk

France: contact@chiennesdegarde.com

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Notes to editors

European Parliamentary resolutions (2008/2038; 2010/1751; 2012/2116)

Italian petition https://www.change.org/p/il-parlamento-europeo-emettere-una-direttiva-in-linea-con-le-risoluzioni-del-parlamento-europeo-e-di-considerare-il-sessismo-alla-stessa-stregua-del-razzismo-e-della-xenofobia

French petition https://www.change.org/p/parlement-europ%C3%A9en-conseil-de-l-europe-commission-droits-des-femmes-du-parlement-europ%C3%A9en-renforcer-les-r%C3%A8glements-contre-les-publicit%C3%A9s-sexistes

UK petition https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-european-council-femm-committee-to-strengthen-its-laws-against-sexism-in-the-media-in-line-with-the-views-of-the-european-parliament?just_created=true

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