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