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 families in realizing the right to and adequate standard of living: http://wp.me/p2KSLS-if

WIDE+ position on the High‐Level Review of SC Resolution 1325 (2000) Open Debate of the Security Council held on October 13, 2015, led by Spain (in English and Spanish): http://wp.me/p2KSLS-i8

WIDE+ intervened during EP INTA meeting on EP study ‘The EU’s trade policy from gender blind to gender sensitive’: http://wideplus.org/2015/09/28/wide-intervention-to-the-study-commissioned-by-the-ep-the-eus-trade-policy-from-gender-blind-to-gender-sensitive-22-september-2015/

WIDE+ together with almost 500 other Civil Society associations expressed alarm over the neo-liberal policies that are being promoted around the Nairobi Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO): http://wp.me/p2KSLS-im

WIDE+ and other CSOs have called for a Climate Agreement that addresses Inequalities and Social Justice: http://wp.me/p2KSLS-is

WIDE+ Member Resources

WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform General Assembly, November 2015
New Study on the Bangladesh Garment Industry


WIDE Austria partner WoMin fight for gender justice during COP21 and after, calling for the implementation of the Declaration
‘African women uniting for food, energy and climate justice’


News on Gender, Climate and EU policy

COP21 Climate Change Agreement doesn’t live up to the challenges
ENMW urges EU to focus on Gender-based dangers facing migrant and refugee women
UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Calls on All Member States to Establish a “Femicide Watch”
Grassroots women’s workers protest in India: an example improving labour standards
New World’s Women Report assesses progress in Gender Equality


EU Trade related News and Resources

Pressure from US negotiators in TTIP in 2013 led to dropping of planned EU legislation to restrict unhealthy pesticides
The Great ISDS & TTIP Quiz
Transnational Institute publishes report ‘FTA’s, a threat to public services’
New study ‘TTIP and COP21 shaped by same big business interests’
President of European Parliament accepted over 3 million signatures of EU citizens to halt the TTIP and CETA negotiations
We must abolish ISDS, says UN expert
Comparing States’ treatment of businesses and associations worldwide
Private funding and corporate influence moving the United Nations into the wrong direction according to new study


Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals outcome review

UN Sustainable Development Goals – What’s New from a Feminist Perspective?SDG’s main weakness for women’s rights: lack of accountability
Sustainable Development Goals Indicators and Data: Who collects? Who reports? Who benefits?




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