Lost opportunities in Addis Ababa – Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Present but not in Depth

Janice G Foerde Women’s rights organizations and most civil society representatives were profoundly disappointed over the results of the UN’s third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13 to 16 July, 2015. To download this article: WIDE_FfD_2015_3 Government delegations reached agreement on the conference’s outcome document, the … Continue reading Lost opportunities in Addis Ababa – Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Present but not in Depth

Post-oxi great depression in Greece

Lois Woestman Woestman provided in 2012 an analysis of some of the gender dynamics in Greece in what have turned out to be the early days of the crisis. Now in 2015 she returns to this analysis and finds that the enduring crisis coupled with forced neo-liberal economic reforms have cause an overall feeling of … Continue reading Post-oxi great depression in Greece

News, August 2015

States at CELAC-EU Summit held June 2015 should do more to eradicate violence against women, in particular its extreme manifestation femicide Civil Society urges the Heads of State at the CELAC-EU Summit taking place at this moment in Brussels (10 and 11 June) to take effective measures to guarantee that progress is made in the eradication … Continue reading News, August 2015

WIDE+ Critical reflections and key recommendations for the World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality strategy

Patricia Muñoz Cabrera and Gea Meijers The present article is a summarized version of WIDE+ critical reflections and key recommendations to the World Bank Group (WBG)new strategy on Gender Equality. These recommendations were submitted during a recent consultation process (Brussels, June 8). WIDE+ believes that the framework of the WBG's proposed policy does not take … Continue reading WIDE+ Critical reflections and key recommendations for the World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality strategy

Increasing Gains for Women, Not Just the Economy: The UK Gender and Development Network Submission to the World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation

Daphne Jayasinghe Earlier this year the World Bank Group (WBG) launched the concept note for its new gender strategy, ‘Promoting Gender Equality to Reduce Poverty and Boost Shared Prosperity.’ It was developed to launch and inform the global consultation which ran until late July. Whilst welcoming the proposed strategy the UK Gender and Development Network’s … Continue reading Increasing Gains for Women, Not Just the Economy: The UK Gender and Development Network Submission to the World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation

GADN Recommendations to Measuring progress on women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs

Abigail Hunt and Maria Vlahakis A new publication by the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Participation and Leadership Working Group proposes global indicators to effectively track progress made on implementing the SDGs between now and 2030. To download this article: GADN_SDGpoliticalleaderswomen_2015_3 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the result of approximately three years … Continue reading GADN Recommendations to Measuring progress on women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs

CSOs should take action against WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, Newsletter 3, August 2015

Joyce Naar Despite all protests and concerns member states to the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded a new set of agreements in December 2013 in Bali, the socalled Bali Package. One of these, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will enter into force after ratification by two thirds of the members. It facilitates the trade for … Continue reading CSOs should take action against WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, Newsletter 3, August 2015