UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

21 November 2014 - Child marriage holds back 15 million girls a year, or about 41,000 a day, denying them fundamental rights and undermining their future. If there is no reduction in child marriage, 1.2 billion girls will marry as children by 2050 - equivalent to the entire population of India. The resolution marks the … Continue reading UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

CSW 2015 celebrated Beijing+20 with record large participation but limited space for CSOs

  by Janice G Foerde, chairwoman, KULU-Women and Development (KULU) Many nice words about global progress on gender equality and women’s/girls’ rights as well as UN member states’ national results were heard at the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s on implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BD … Continue reading CSW 2015 celebrated Beijing+20 with record large participation but limited space for CSOs

Petition for the release of five detained feminist activists in China

Five Chinese feminists were detained just before the international women's day. They are still being detained and there are concerns whether the activists receive a proper legal process and get the needed medical care. They were not protesting against the government but raising awareness on sexual harassment. They had planned to distribute stickers calling for … Continue reading Petition for the release of five detained feminist activists in China

WIDE+ joins EWL statement on latest disappointing UN Commission of the Status of Women Declaration

European Women’s Lobby CSW59 Political Declaration: Women’s organisations in Europe and North America call on UN member states to Commit, Accelerate and Invest in women’s and girls’ human rights The just concluded 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), provided a disappointing outcome. UN member states did not deliver on … Continue reading WIDE+ joins EWL statement on latest disappointing UN Commission of the Status of Women Declaration

Turning Promises into Progress – joint GADN GAPS and UKSRHR network report

2015 represents an important moment for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. It is twenty years since the landmark Beijing Conference on Women and fifteen years since the ground-breaking United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted. In light of these key milestones and as the post-2015 development … Continue reading Turning Promises into Progress – joint GADN GAPS and UKSRHR network report

Women’s Major Group Recommendations for the Aid Effectiveness Agenda, February 2015

The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) of which WIDE+ is a member, has reviewed the paper for the new Aid Effectiveness Agenda that will be decided upon in Addis Ababa, in July of this year. The Women’s Major Group acknowledges the Co-facilitators proposed “Elements Paper for Declaration Discussion”, but feels the … Continue reading Women’s Major Group Recommendations for the Aid Effectiveness Agenda, February 2015