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