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

WIDE+ undersigns statement against regulatory cooperation in TTIP negotiations, February 2015

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, February 2015

WIDE+ supports statement on recognising women’s rights in UNHRC Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Living in Rural Areas.

From 2 to 6 February, 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People living in Rural Areas met during their Second Session. PWESCR (the Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) in India along with several civil society organizations (including WIDE+) welcomes the work of … Continue reading WIDE+ supports statement on recognising women’s rights in UNHRC Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Living in Rural Areas.

Karat Coalition’s statement during the UNECE NGO Geneva Forum available

From 3 to 7 November, 2014 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. … Continue reading Karat Coalition’s statement during the UNECE NGO Geneva Forum available

GADN briefing paper “Unpaid care: a priority for the post-2015 development goals and beyond”

The Gender and Development Network (GADN), a WIDE+ member, published in the second part of 2014 a briefing paper on unpaid care. While it suggests that the current wording of the proposed target could be improved, the recognition of unpaid care in this global development agenda would in itself represent an important advance, and therefore our … Continue reading GADN briefing paper “Unpaid care: a priority for the post-2015 development goals and beyond”

The globalization of structural adjustment programmes: Lessons from feminists and women in the Global South

In their recently launched magazine ’European Women’s Voice: Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity’, the European Women's Lobby has included an article by WIDE+ members Patricia Muñoz Cabrera and Virginia López Calvo. The piece is available on page 35, and we reproduce it below in full. As has been demonstrated, structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) … Continue reading The globalization of structural adjustment programmes: Lessons from feminists and women in the Global South