Women In Development Europe+

WIDE+ is a European network of associations and activists that fights for women’s rights, as part of a larger struggle for social justice, sustainable livelihoods and human rights. Our Feminism is not about promoting women while forgetting the bigger picture. There are deep unfair inequalities of power rooted in our societies: gender equality can only be achieved by working towards more caring, fair and sustainable economies that are fully democratically governed. To this aim, we advocate for changing European policies that affect people in and outside of Europe. WIDE+ aims to promote collective feminist movement building in Europe, in solidarity with our siblings elsewhere. Together we are strong. We welcome all sorts of feminists to join us.


Recent News

New (Dutch) publication from WIDE+, WO=MEN, Action Aid and Both Ends on how through trade policy women have become a bargain deal for large transnational companies

This publication addresses the connections between the international trade policy of the Netherlands and gender equality and women’s rights, through analyzing how this policy is benefiting large (transnational) companies that can make use of women’s labour and environmental resources of…

WIDE+ workshop: ‘Trade, digital Economy and Women’s access to Decent work’, at the WTO Public Forum, Friday 11 October 2019

The global digitalization is challenging the shape of formal labour, but the current trade policy discourse doesn’t look at what is happening currently with women in these kind of jobs across the world, especially women in services and in agriculture.…