Rio+20 Do We Want this Future?

From 20 to 22 June this year in Rio, state leaders from the world had the chance to make real progress on the sustainability agenda. Instead Rio+20 proved disappointing. Eva Lachkovics, from WIDE Austria, a WIDE+ platform, reports from the perspective of women’s rights. At the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio … Continue reading Rio+20 Do We Want this Future?

The Future WE Want: Occupy development

The current crises underscore the need for an alternative development model that in a major way shifts away from  the dominant growth paradigm, even in its greened up form. It is an opportunity for feminists to connect three debates of recent date: 1) the care economy, 2) commons and commoning, and 3) a critique of … Continue reading The Future WE Want: Occupy development

CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness and its feminist approach in Europe

A new civil society structure has been set up that will advocate and work around the Aid Effectiveness agenda. In this new structure, feminism, women’s rights and gender equality play a role. The feminist approach was also part of the discussion among European CSOs when discussing the new structure. A report of the recent developments … Continue reading CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness and its feminist approach in Europe

Gender, Power, Work: Working contexts from a feminist perspective

Who organizes, supplies, enables, impedes, simplifies care work and access to care services, and how does this happen in changing economic, political and social conditions? These questions were at the centre of the conference “GENDER MACHT ARBEIT – Working contexts from a feminist perspective”, which WIDE Switzerland organised in May 2012 in Bern. WIDE Plus … Continue reading Gender, Power, Work: Working contexts from a feminist perspective

Women’s Rights and the Post-2015 agenda: the time is NOW!

In 2015 a new development framework that succeeds the Millennium Development Goals will be adopted. WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform calls for the women’s rights movement to revitalise the energy surrounding the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995) to get gender equality and women’s rights in this new framework. Joni van de Sand, Policy … Continue reading Women’s Rights and the Post-2015 agenda: the time is NOW!

Women building and linking transnational alternatives to the neoliberal model

By Patricia Muñoz Cabrera During the Summit of Madrid (2010), and thanks to the support of the WIDE network, a space for transnational feminist dialogues between women's organizations in Europe and Latin America was created. With the aim of pursuing this strategic collaboration, the women’s group of the Hemispheric Social Alliance invites WIDE+ to be … Continue reading Women building and linking transnational alternatives to the neoliberal model

UN Special Rapporteur on Femicide and Violence against women in Italy

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women reported on femicide worldwide and gender violence in Italy during its latest session of the UN Human Rights Council, in June. WIDE Plus was presented through different organizations during the session, for which this event is one step in an ongoing process to realize gender equality in Italy. Claudia … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur on Femicide and Violence against women in Italy