Women’s rights organizations very concerned about police and military brutality in Equador

"Ecuador is currently in turmoil. Thousands of people are protesting proposed constitutional amendments, the expansion of the oil frontier, mining projects, changes to water and education policy, labour laws and pensions, a proposed “Free Trade Agreement” (FTA) with the European Union (EU), and increasing repression of freedom of speech, among other things. The government’s response? … Continue reading Women’s rights organizations very concerned about police and military brutality in Equador

Tools for feminist economy literacy, by WIDE+ members

Almost two years ago five women’s rights, gender and development organisations in five different countries started the Grundtvig-project “Economic Literacy across Europe: Exchange and Cooperation to Promote a Feminist Approach in Adult Education”. They are all WIDE+ members and involved other member associations and individuals into the project as experts to their meetings. The associations … Continue reading Tools for feminist economy literacy, by WIDE+ members

Videos of WIDE+ Public Panel on the Women’s Human Rights paradigm

On 17 and 18 June 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, WIDE+ organized meetings that reflected on the current challenges facing the implementation of the women’s human rights paradigm as formulated in the BPfA. In the Public Panel, on 17 June, key note speeches addressed the challenges to the feminist movement and the needed paradigm shifts on … Continue reading Videos of WIDE+ Public Panel on the Women’s Human Rights paradigm

Critical reflections and key recommendations for WB’s new Gender Equality Strategy

WIDE+ has shared it critical reflections and key recommendations to enhance the new World Bank Group’s (WBG) strategy on Gender Equality with the WBG 14 years after their previous strategy on gender mainstreaming, the WBG has decided to develop a new Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. Even though in its Concept Note the WBG states its … Continue reading Critical reflections and key recommendations for WB’s new Gender Equality Strategy

Analysis on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

WIDE+ member and researcher Christa Wichterich has written a 40 page analysis on current debates and theoretical views on womens' Sexual and Reproductive rights. Women’s bodies have regularly been – and still are – the central target of conservative and fundamentalist ideology and praxis. Although the individual right to self-determination has always been shaped by social … Continue reading Analysis on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

WWG strongly disappointed in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Addis Ababa Action Agenda

The Women’s Major Working Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries that includes the active involvement of WIDE+, is deeply disappointed with the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week. What came out of the conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, … Continue reading WWG strongly disappointed in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Addis Ababa Action Agenda

Measuring Progress on Women’s Participation and Influence in Decision-Making in the SDGs

WIDE+ member, the UK based Gender and Development Network (GADN), has just published a new briefing paper: Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs: Recommendations to the Inter-agency and Expert Group and UN Member States - available to download here. This briefing paper sets GADN’s recommendations for global SDG indicators on women’s … Continue reading Measuring Progress on Women’s Participation and Influence in Decision-Making in the SDGs