Searching for socio-ecological and socio-economic transformation: a feminist perspective on the 4th De-Growth Conference in Germany

In this article Christa Wichterich reflects on the discourses and strategies discussed during the 4th De-Growth Conference. De conference brought 3000 people together in Leipzig, in September 2014, through 450 workshops, cultural events and plenaries. In terms of discourse the current “de-growth” discourse can be seen as a third wave of growth critique. It stands for a concept and … Continue reading Searching for socio-ecological and socio-economic transformation: a feminist perspective on the 4th De-Growth Conference in Germany

TIYE International releases statement at NGO Forum and UNECE Meeting “BEIJING + 20”

From 3 to 7 November the UN regional meeting for Europe and Central Asia was held in preparation to the next Commission of the Status of Women will focus on 2015:20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action. The official meeting and NGO forum reviewed the position of women’s rights in the region. Tiye International, … Continue reading TIYE International releases statement at NGO Forum and UNECE Meeting “BEIJING + 20”

Spanish NGOs, including WIDE+ members CEIM and WIDE+E, are critical towards Spanish Action Plan UN 1325

In 2007 the Spanish Government approved an Action Plan to Implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in which it seeks to promote the construction of peace and an integration of a gender perspective in armed conflicts, while undertaking to provide annual followup reports in that regard. A group … Continue reading Spanish NGOs, including WIDE+ members CEIM and WIDE+E, are critical towards Spanish Action Plan UN 1325

WIDE+ member Karat coordinates alternative CEDAW report Poland

Recently the Polish NGOs report was sent to the CEDAW Committee. One can find it on the Committee website for 59th CEDAW session (October 2014). Karat coordinated the work of 13 Polish organizations involved in writing  chapters of the report. http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CEDAW/Shared%20Documents/POL/INT_CEDAW_NGO_POL_18378_E.pdf Since 2007 a neoliberal conservative party has been in power, now governing for the second term. … Continue reading WIDE+ member Karat coordinates alternative CEDAW report Poland