WIDE Austria partner WoMin fight for gender justice during COP21 and after

WoMin was in Paris with a large delegation of thirteen. The purpose was, according to their South African coordinator Samantha Hargreaves: "to learn from others, to tell our stories, to strategise, to strengthen global connections and to take action!". WoMin <http://womin.org.za/&gt; is an African gender and extractives alliance, which works alongside national and regional movements … Continue reading WIDE Austria partner WoMin fight for gender justice during COP21 and after

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals outcome review

UN Sustainable Development Goals – What’s New from a Feminist Perspective? In this article published by AWID the outcomes of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Sustainable Development goals, are reviewed. The article concludes that while the agenda is not as ambitious as AWID and other women’s rights organizations advocated for, there were nonetheless important gains … Continue reading Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals outcome review

News on Gender, Climate and EU policy, Newsletter 4, December 2015

COP21 Climate Change Agreement doesn’t live up to the challenges The Women and Gender Constituency that has advocated for a gender just Climate deal concluded that with the current agreement: “governments maintained their commitment to corporations over people and signaled opportunities for profit to be made from crisis...It is clear that in Paris we have … Continue reading News on Gender, Climate and EU policy, Newsletter 4, December 2015

Women – not GMOs feed the world

by Eva Lachkovics Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, explains why women’s traditional knowledge holds the answer to the problem of food security in India. In PDF: women_not_GMO_feed_world Shiva, a globally well-known Indian scholar, environmental activist and anti-globalization author, recently visited Austria. Together with other NGOs, the WIDE network Austria organized a highly interesting … Continue reading Women – not GMOs feed the world

WIDE+ Member Resources, Newsletter 4, December 2015

WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform General Assembly, November 2015 On 12 November WO=MEN presented her annual programme for 2016 at its General Assembly. The three key strategies (knowledge, lobby and platform) were discussed, as well as the activities for 2016 planned for the main programmes: Gender, Peace and Security and Sustainable Economic Development. There are already … Continue reading WIDE+ Member Resources, Newsletter 4, December 2015

EU Trade related News and Resources, Newsletter 4, December 2015

Pressure from US negotiators in TTIP in 2013 led to dropping of planned EU legislation to restrict unhealthy pesticides According to documents quoted by the British newspaper the Guardian and recently obtained by Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Europe, the U.S. Mission to Europe and the American Chambers of Commerce solicited EU officials to abandon their intention of … Continue reading EU Trade related News and Resources, Newsletter 4, December 2015

WIDE+ Newsletter 4, December 2015

Women – not GMOs feed the world by Eva Lachkovics Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, explains why women’s traditional knowledge holds the answer to the problem of food security in India. http://wp.me/P2KSLS-iK WIDE+ News and Analysis WIDE+ Recommendations to UN Human Rights Council on the protection of the family and the contribution of … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter 4, December 2015