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18 March 2022

Dear all,  
 
With the current worrying news cycle reporting the military invasion of Russia in Ukraine, it is more than ever important to continue our work to ensure that families receive adequate support to overcome the many barriers that this crisis will unfortunately deepen. 
 
Part of our work in advocating for the wellbeing, health, and security of all families of today is done through the dissemination of this newsletter, where we provide key EU updates and initiatives affecting the daily lives and the rights of families across Europe.  
 
Stay safe, 

Bettina
Communication Officer
COFACE Families Europe

Ukraine Crisis: Social Platform calls on EU to support the most vulnerable

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We, COFACE Families Europe, stand with the Social Platform and its members as they expressed their full solidarity with the people of Ukraine, their democratically elected leaders, and all those individuals and organisations providing urgent humanitarian support to the refugees who have already fled, as well as the millions still inside Ukraine of all nationalities, ethnicities, races, and religions whose right to refuge and asylum must be respected. 
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Mind the gap: the EU Care Strategy must promote gender equality

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The COVID-19 crisis has put the spotlight on the shortcomings of our care system, including the way it mistreats and disregards the needs of the persons caring for the ones in need of care and/or support. These carers in the formal, informal economy and in families are in the great majority women and this gender gap has a cost for all. 
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The EU Commission proposes EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence.

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Violence against women and domestic violence is pervasive throughout the EU and are estimated to affect 1 in 3 women in the EU. On International Day of Women’s Rights, March 8th, 2022, the European Commission presented EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. [...]
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From Words to Actions: S.H.I.F.T. Inclusion in practice

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In 2021, COFACE released the S.H.I.F.T. from word to actions: shedding the light on the S.H.I.F.T. towards meaningful inclusion in Europe, where we highlighted 45  practices for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Over the last months, we have received news about a few practices that we are happy to share with you, hoping that they will inspire you as they have inspired us. 
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Joint responsability and work, personal and family life balance in Spain. Inequalities and transformations following Covid-19

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Our member, UNAF Spain, has carried out a study in collaboration with the Department of Sociology at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) looking at how the pandemic and the measures adopted to combat it have affected work, family, and personal conditions. [...]
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OPINION: Calling for the Right to clean, affordable energy

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It’s difficult to disentangle the energy poverty crisis from all the other crises the world is experiencing. Over 50 million Europeans aren’t able to adequately light, heat, or cool their homes. A number set to be exacerbated by the multiple, interlocking health, climate, and humanitarian disasters we are facing. [...]

  
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COFACE Families Europe has been involved for 60 years in building a strong social, inclusive and family-friendly Europe. It brings forward the voice of millions of families (all types, without discrimination), gathering 58 organisations from all over Europe. COFACE Families Europe advocates for strong social policies that take into consideration family needs and guarantee equal opportunities for all families. More: www.coface-eu.org

Contact details:
Director: Elizabeth Gosme: lgosme@coface-eu.org Editor: Bettina Guigui
bguigui@coface-eu.org

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This newsletter has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" (2022-2025).

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