WIDE+ in collaboration with women’s rights networks and Trade Unions has sent out a letter to the rapporteurs of European Parliament for the planned report on Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements that should be finalised by 19 September 2017. Concluding that gender issues have been neglected in EU trade policy, the letter supports the … Continue reading Letter of WIDE+, CSOs and Unions to European Parliament’s Rapporteurs ‘Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements’
Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. In this … Continue reading Read the GADN Briefing: Making Trade Work For Gender
The Treaty Alliance, a global movement for a binding Treaty has launched a public statement that can be signed by associations and individuals. The statement calls on states to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The final … Continue reading Join WIDE+ and sign the global statement for a binding human rights treaty for (Trans)National Companies
This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet. Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, … Continue reading Read the WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Position Paper
Gea Meijers, spoke, on behalf of WIDE+ Gender and trade Working Group, at the European Parliament Hearing, organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (women's rights & gender equality and international trade). To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDEEP2017. To listen to the hearing at the stream Committee FEMM and INTA at the EU Parliament.
On International Women’s Day, March 8 2017, a fire was set at a safe home for girls Guatemala, immediately killing 19 girls. Since then, at least another 21 have died as a result of their injuries and many more continue to be hospitalized. On the eve of the fire, 50 girls tried to escape from … Continue reading WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.
Join WIDE+ and others to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. When ratified, the Convention will be a powerful binding tool to fight violence against women and girls. It will give legal power, attention, and funding to efforts to stop and punish rape, beatings, exploitation and … Continue reading Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence