A feminist perspective on the 4th De-Growth Conference

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 grassroots … Continue reading A feminist perspective on the 4th De-Growth Conference

Financing for Development and the Post-2015 agenda: the past and upcoming processes, February 2015

The development around the post–2015 sustainable development agenda will come to its heights in 2015. This year states aim to come to an agreement that will replace or improve the framework of the Millennium Development Goals to which UN member states agreed and the Aid Effectiveness Agenda/Financing for Development in the context of the OECD … Continue reading Financing for Development and the Post-2015 agenda: the past and upcoming processes, February 2015

Recent resources on gender, development and trade

Gender and Social and Solidarity Economy, paper by UNRISD. This paper synthesizes the insights and findings of some 70 papers and think pieces prepared under the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy research project: Social and Solidarity Economy: Is There a New Economy in the Making?. Within both civil society and academic circles, … Continue reading Recent resources on gender, development and trade

The 13th Encuentro Feminista Latinoamericano y del Caribe in Peru

Edmé Dominguez participated in the 13th Encuentro or meeting of feminists from Latin America and the Caribbean that was held last November. She reports about the meeting. This Encuentro (meeting) should be framed in the general tradition of Latin American feminist meetings that have been taking place since 1981. These are meetings of grassroots movements … Continue reading The 13th Encuentro Feminista Latinoamericano y del Caribe in Peru

European News, October 2014 – February 2015

European Parliament Report ‘Evaluation of the Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2015 as a Contribution to Achieve the Goals of the Beijing Platform for Action’ Upon request of the FEMM committee, the study evaluates the Strategy for Equality between women and men 2010-2015 as a contribution towards achieving Beijing Platform for Action goals … Continue reading European News, October 2014 – February 2015

WIDE+ undersigns statement against regulatory cooperation in TTIP negotiations

Regulatory cooperation is the ultimate tool to prevent or weaken future public interest standards for citizens, workers, consumers, and the environment. This is the key message from the statement signed by around 170 civil society organizations on regulatory cooperation in the negotiations on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a neo-liberal trade agreement) between the … Continue reading WIDE+ undersigns statement against regulatory cooperation in TTIP negotiations

WIDE+ Newsletter 2015, issue 1

WIDE+ ANALYSIS Reports and pictures from Conference ‘Gender@sustainability’ and celebration: A toast to WIDE+’, 31 October, 2014, Switzerland This international conference organized by WIDE Switzerland provided thought provoking and analytical  presentations on the relations between the concepts of gender equality and sustainability. It also addressed current international policy developments such as the Sustainable Development Goals and … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter 2015, issue 1