WIDE+ and other women’s rights networks promoting push for human rights at 3rd Conference on Financing for Development

WIDE+ as a member of The Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) is taking part in the activities during the International Conference on Financing for Development that closes on 16 July in Addis Ababa. The formal high level meeting took place from 13 to 16 July, 2015. Before that there was … Continue reading WIDE+ and other women’s rights networks promoting push for human rights at 3rd Conference on Financing for Development

Yet other attempts to further liberalise trade through WTO negotiations

WIDE+ joined 341 organizations of civil society from over 100 countries of the global North and South to urge states to substantially turnaround the negotiations in the WTO in advance of the December Ministerial in Nairobi. Global trade policy must be evaluated by whether it contributes to global goals such as food security and food … Continue reading Yet other attempts to further liberalise trade through WTO negotiations

Fearless: Standing with women and girls to end violence

Action Aid UK, which is through GADN part of the WIDE+ Network, has released a report that marks the launch of its Fearless campaign on violence against women. It is calling on the UK government to push for the implementation of the target to eliminate violence against women, which is included in the Sustainable Development … Continue reading Fearless: Standing with women and girls to end violence

A recommendation for CEDAW on gender and development policy by WIDE Austria

WIDE Austria has elaborated a proposal to serve as a basis for the comprehensive improvement of the monitoring and reporting methods of CEDAW members by proposing a General Recommendation on “Women’s Rights and International Development Policy”. WIDE Austria has criticized Austrian development policies the past years for its lack of a coherent gender perspective. This … Continue reading A recommendation for CEDAW on gender and development policy by WIDE Austria

WIDE+ joins collective demand for a UN binding Treaty on Transnational Companies

The UNHRC Inter-governmental Working Group (IGWG) has been given a mandate by UN members to develop a UN binding Treaty on TransNational Companies (TNCs) and Human Rights. The IGWG has had its first working session between 6-10 July in Geneva, Switzerland. The Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, an international network comprising over 200 … Continue reading WIDE+ joins collective demand for a UN binding Treaty on Transnational Companies

WIDE+ joins global statement: not to the Post-2015 Development Agenda becoming a new vehicle for privatization

26 June, 2015 Transnational companies are not accountable to binding treaties for their role in human rights abuses, while some private sector actors are responsible for a range of systemic human rights abuses. At the same time the push for many global trade deals -and investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms that are included- undermine the sovereignty … Continue reading WIDE+ joins global statement: not to the Post-2015 Development Agenda becoming a new vehicle for privatization