WIDE+ 2015 Report: Women’s rights need a transformation of the global development paradigm

The United Nations have adopted this weekend the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that set the global development agenda for the coming 15 years. The agenda is presented in conjunction with a “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action” that took place on Sunday, which aims to commit governments … Continue reading WIDE+ 2015 Report: Women’s rights need a transformation of the global development paradigm

WIDE+ Comments to the Study commissioned by the EP: ‘The EU’s Trade Policy: from gender blind to gender sensitive’.

The European Parliament’s INTA (International Trade) Committee discussed at its last meeting held on 22 September 2015 the study commissioned by the EP ‘EU's Trade Policy: from gender blind to gender sensitive’. Joyce Naar represented WIDE+ in this meeting and delivered an intervention into the debate (see attached). WIDE+ welcomes this Study as it underlines … Continue reading WIDE+ Comments to the Study commissioned by the EP: ‘The EU’s Trade Policy: from gender blind to gender sensitive’.

Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, including WIDE+, responses to the Sustainable Development Goals

From 25-27 September 2015, the UN member states adopted the Outcome document of the Sustainable Development Goals. Women’s associations and networks worldwide, including WIDE+, reiterate our concern that the Sustainable Development Goals, Targets and Means of Implementation continue to fall short of a global agenda that addresses systemic imbalances, inequalities, and discrimination, rooted in gender … Continue reading Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, including WIDE+, responses to the Sustainable Development Goals

EU adopts new framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU’s external relations

The European Commission and the European External Action Service adopted a new framework for the EU's activities on gender equality and women's empowerment in EU's external relations for the 2016-2020 period. Its aim is to support partner countries, especially in developing, enlargement and neighbouring countries, to achieve tangible results towards gender equality which is at … Continue reading EU adopts new framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU’s external relations