WIDE+ joins Latin American Medellin Declaration on Business and Human Rights

During a regional forum on business and human rights held in Medellin, Colombia, from 28-30 August, 2013, Latin American communities together with regional and international organizations called for justice against the human rights violations of companies. The forum was initiated by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the UNDP Regional office … Continue reading WIDE+ joins Latin American Medellin Declaration on Business and Human Rights

WIDE+E at the 2013 Vienna+20 Basque Country Tribunal on Women’s Rights

By Rosabel Agirregomezkorta One of the instruments used by the feminist movement and diverse other organizations is the symbolic Tribunals or “Courts of Awareness”. With this and other tools, feminists and other human rights activists have been able to  advance towards gender equity in social and legislative contexts as well as within international institutions. The … Continue reading WIDE+E at the 2013 Vienna+20 Basque Country Tribunal on Women’s Rights

The Vienna+20 NGO Conference “Human rights in crisis“

by Claudia Thallmayer More than 140 persons from various CSOs around the world gathered in Vienna on 2526 June 2013, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights and its Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Main organizers of the NGO conference were FIAN International and its international … Continue reading The Vienna+20 NGO Conference “Human rights in crisis“

WIDE+ solidarity statement with protesters in Turkey

July, 2013 During the last weeks, youth, environmentalists, women’s activists, health workers, teachers, lawyers, intellectuals, unionized and non-unionized workers, non-governmental organizations, citizens, the faithful and non-believers, LGBTIQ individuals, artists, athletes, home makers, soccer fans – women and men from all walks of life have united at peaceful street demonstrations around Turkey expressing their opposition to … Continue reading WIDE+ solidarity statement with protesters in Turkey

20 years after: the Women’s Human Rights paradigm in the neoliberal context

The past 20 years show some progress with the women’s rights and the human rights paradigm in Europe. However the development is caught up in the global neo-liberal transformation that at the same time is greatly undermining equality, protection of rights and the environment. The neo-liberal development also impacts the women’s rights agenda, leading to … Continue reading 20 years after: the Women’s Human Rights paradigm in the neoliberal context

WIDE+ Special newsletter, Workshop report, October 2013

WIDE+ Workshop: “Identifying feminist opportunities and voices in times of crises”, Madrid, Spain, 4 July, 2013 Full report: https://wideplusnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/widespecial_oct2013.pdf Around 40 feminists from across Europe gathered in Madrid, Spain, last July 4th 2013, to reflect on the new strategies, spaces and challenges that feminists face. Five key note speeches and an open floor session gave … Continue reading WIDE+ Special newsletter, Workshop report, October 2013

WIDE+ newsletter 4 is out, October 2013

WIDE+ vision and mission are ready https://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/wide-vision-and-mission-ready/ An update on the establishment process of WIDE+, including a report on the face to face meeting in Madrid, 5 July, 2013 https://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/about/383-2/ WIDE+ joins Civil Society letters for human rights: -WIDE+ joins Latin American Medellin Declaration on Business and Human Rights. -WIDE+ signs letter that calls for a … Continue reading WIDE+ newsletter 4 is out, October 2013