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
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’.
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
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
Yesterday at the United Nations headquarters, heads of member states came together to express their commitments to the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, of CEDAW, and achievement of gender equality within the timeframe of the post-development agenda hat is, to deliver demonstrable results by 2030. The event was co-organized and … Continue reading UN Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, 27 September, 2015
GADN Recommendations to Measuring progress on women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs 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. Written by Abigail Hunt and Maria Vlahakis. https://wideplus.org/gadnetwork-recommendations-to-measuring-progress-on-womens-participation-and-leadership-in-the-sdgs/ WIDE … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter 3b, August 2015, SPECIAL EDITION, with: SDGs and Women’s Political Participation, Greece, CEDAW and Development, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Publication with tools on enhancing Economic Literacy by WIDE+ members Almost two years ago five women’s rights, gender and development organizations 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 … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter 3a, August 2015, with reviews of World Bank GE strategy, Financing for Development Agenda, Women’s Rights Paradigm and Feminist Economic Literacy