WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”

Women’s rights organisations and allies, including WIDE+, called on state parties to the World Trade Organisation to refrain from adopting the proposed “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment”. This declaration fails to address the adverse impact of WTO rules and instead appears to be designed to mask the failures of the WTO and … Continue reading WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”

WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference ended this week on 13 December in Argentina without any substantive deal being concluded, but with several lows. The meeting was off to a bad start when the Argentinean government refused entry of  Civil Society members. This decision, which was called into question by participating member states, including the … Continue reading WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

This week, trade Ministers from only 35 countries are attending a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of the 164-member WTO (MC11) to be held December 10-13, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Members of 300 civil society organisations from over 150 countries have sent an … Continue reading WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

How to support women in Puerto Rico: suggestions from WIDE+ member

From Astrid Perez Pinan: "As you already probably know, my dear home land of Puerto Rico has been ravaged by hurricane Maria (after being hit by hurricane Irma).  Since the country is still a colony of the US, it is not able to receive much help from other neighbouring countries without the approval of the … Continue reading How to support women in Puerto Rico: suggestions from WIDE+ member

28 September: join International Safe Abortion Day

On 28 September, International Safe Abortion Day,  several demonstrations and festivals will be held across Europe:     For the events in London and Wien: https://festivalofchoice.org/     WIDE+ member Le Monde selon les Femmes is involved in organizing the March in Brussels, where women will walk from l’Esplanade du Parc du Cinquantenaire at 17h30 to … Continue reading 28 September: join International Safe Abortion Day

WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

Members of the European Parliament FEMM (gender equality) and INTA (international trade) committees have published a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on gender equality in EU trade agreements. WIDE+ welcomes and supports the motion. WIDE+ in collaboration with women’s rights networks and Trade Unions has sent out a letter to the rapporteurs of European Parliament … Continue reading WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

WIDE+ General Assembly will take place on 16 October 2017

The date and time of WIDE+’s online General Assembly (GA) has been announced. It will take place at 16 October between 17.00 and 19.00 o’clock. It will be held in Brussels, hosted by Le Monde selon les Femmes, but the communication tool will be in cyberspace: it will be held through Zoom. All members are … Continue reading WIDE+ General Assembly will take place on 16 October 2017