Call on the government of El Salvador to release women imprisoned for pregnancy complications

Stand with RH Reality Check, the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, the Salvadoran Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion and 6,788 other signers to tell the government of El Salvador to grant pardons for 17 Salvadoran women imprisoned for pregnancy complications. Background: Because of El Salvador’s absolute ban on all abortions, … Continue reading Call on the government of El Salvador to release women imprisoned for pregnancy complications

Stop the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement negotiations

WIDE+ members have been monitoring the TTIP negotiations, the trade liberalization negotiations between the EU and the US. WIDE Austria published recently a position paper on TTIP and the possible effects on women and men’s human rights. They conclude: “From our point of view, the TTIP is a large-scale redistribution project that will make the … Continue reading Stop the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement negotiations

People’s Tribunal on EU Economic Governance and the Troika

The EU and the crisis: from austerity to solidarity: the verdict of the other voices and a call for another Europe Brussels – A Tribunal on EU economic governance and the Troika took place in Brussels on 15-16 May. Eleven witnesses from ten countries in Southern, Eastern and Western Europe gave testimony to the failure … Continue reading People’s Tribunal on EU Economic Governance and the Troika

WIDE+ participates in international feminist meeting ‘Together, for a global feminist struggle’

By Virginia Lopez Calvo (CAWN) The meeting was organized by Mugarik Gabe, an international development organization based in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain), that had previously hosted the 'Women's Rights Tribunal' in 2013. This symbolic Tribunal was an international collective effort of various associations and social movements to denounce and make visible sexist violence as a … Continue reading WIDE+ participates in international feminist meeting ‘Together, for a global feminist struggle’

Conference: ‘The European Economic Crisis and its consequences for women’

The network Gender and Development in Practice (GADIP), WIDE+ member, and the University of Gothenburg organized a conference on 20 and 21 March 2014 in Sweden. The conference was comprised of five keynote speeches, three workshops, and a concluding panel discussion with all the keynote speakers. The speakers and participants discussed many different aspects about … Continue reading Conference: ‘The European Economic Crisis and its consequences for women’

Building an Inclusive Media

By Louise Morris, Central America Women's Network Feminists from all across Europe came together on the 14th May, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium to listen to the research and innovative work of organisations in Nicaragua, UK, Spain, Austria, Tanzania, Colombia, Namibia and South Africa. The vibrant discussions covered many of the key criticisms facing the media … Continue reading Building an Inclusive Media

WIDE+ at the 1st Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Meeting

By Rosabel Agirregomezkorta (CEIM) The first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation held in Mexico City on 15-16 April 2014 was a moment to take stock of the progress made since the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The results were disappointing however. Progress is slow and what is … Continue reading WIDE+ at the 1st Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Meeting