News about EU, trade, development and gender justice, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

European Parliament FEMM Committee adopts its recommendations for the EU Strategy for equality between women and men The FEMM committee of the EP adopted by 20 votes in favour, 12 votes against and 3 abstentions the own-initiative report on "the EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015" (rapporteur Maria Noichl, S&D) and … Continue reading News about EU, trade, development and gender justice, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

New Publications, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

Equality Now Advocacy Report: Reviewing sex discrimination in the law In the advocacy reports “Words and Deeds — Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing Review Process”, published in 1999, 2004, 2010 and 2015, Equality Now highlights a sampling of explicitly discriminatory laws relating to: marital status, and economic status and in addressing violence against women. … Continue reading New Publications, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

New Book about Male Maternity: review by Caterina Dominici, newsletter May 2015

Professor Juan Carlos Suarez Villegas’ book “The male Maternity” presents an interesting, original and unique interpretation of “male maternity”. Spanish, Italian and English versions are already available. It is published by Il Sextante, an Italian publishing house based in Trento. What does Professor Villegas mean by “male maternity”? In a nutshell, both father and mother … Continue reading New Book about Male Maternity: review by Caterina Dominici, newsletter May 2015

Gender, Aid Effectivenes and Financing For Development, Newsletter 2015, issue 2

GADN report: Summary of positions on the Post-2015 negotiations Throughout the discussions around the post-2015 framework some major advances have been made towards the achievement of gender equality, and there are a number of proposals that we believe are essential to protect as we move towards the final deliberations. However, the Gender and Development Network … Continue reading Gender, Aid Effectivenes and Financing For Development, Newsletter 2015, issue 2

Women’s Human Rights and Gender Justice in the post-2015 era: the role of WIDE+ and feminist organizations

A two-days programme on 17-18 June in Barcelona, Spain The public panel in the evening of 17 June and the full day WIDE+ meeting will give members and strategic allies a chance to deeply reflect and discuss these questions in a highly participatory manner. The public panel is an open event; the WIDE+ meeting is for … Continue reading Women’s Human Rights and Gender Justice in the post-2015 era: the role of WIDE+ and feminist organizations

The role of TNCs and trade agreements in the recent disaster in Atacama, Chile

Recently, an active WIDE+ member, Patricia Muñoz, visited the Atacama region in Chile, a region devastated by abnormal rain floods and mud avalanches. There she spoke to women from two nodes of La Via Campesina movement: ANAMURI and RATMURI. ANAMURI is an organisation of women grassroots workers (indigenous, migrant, poor women in rural and urban … Continue reading The role of TNCs and trade agreements in the recent disaster in Atacama, Chile