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