WIDE+ Newsletter March 2016

WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras Berta Cáceres, a Lenca woman, indigenous leader and spokeperson for more than 20 years of the Civic Council of Popular and Inigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras – Copinh), was murdered on 3rd March while … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter March 2016

Recent developments around the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Action to get last donor to withdraw from Megadam project Two funders are withdrawing from the project that probably costed Berta's life. The Dutch funder FMO and Finnish bank have decided to suspend its financial support to the project.  More details can be found here: http://www.fmo.nl/k/n1771/news/view/28133/20819/fmo-suspends-all-activities-in-honduras-effective-immediately.html http://www.development-today.com/magazine/Frontpage/finnfund_suspends_disbursements_to_honduran_dam_project There is still one donor supporting the project. FOE International is … Continue reading Recent developments around the assassination of Berta Cáceres

WIDE+ member Karat Coalition report for Poland: pay gap between women and men with basic vocational education

Women with basic vocational education experience the highest pay gap in relative terms in Poland and their situation is hardly improving. Women find themselves predominantly in feminized segments of the labour market and are clearly in a minority in ‘masculine’ occupations. It is a common occurrence that employers, led by gender stereotypes do not want … Continue reading WIDE+ member Karat Coalition report for Poland: pay gap between women and men with basic vocational education

News around Women’s empowerment in Europe and globally, Newsletter March 2016

Shrinking space for Women’s Activism in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Global Fund for Women brought together 85 activists in February from sister organizations and women’s funds in Europe & Central Asia for a meeting in Batumi, Georgia.  In countries including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, just to name a few, organizations working on … Continue reading News around Women’s empowerment in Europe and globally, Newsletter March 2016

WIDE+ participated in EU-CELAC Seminar on Gender Equality and Women’s economic Empowerment, 7-8 March 2016

Written by Gea Meijers To read this article as PDF: WIDEatEUCELACSEMINAR_2016 As part of the ongoing exchange between the European Union member states and countries in the Caribbean and Latin-America, a seminar was held around international women’s day to share information and experiences on how to economically empower women. The seminar was hosted by the European … Continue reading WIDE+ participated in EU-CELAC Seminar on Gender Equality and Women’s economic Empowerment, 7-8 March 2016

Resources WIDE+ Newsletter, March 2016

Amnesty International report: Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe Governments and aid agencies are failing to provide even basic protections to women refugees travelling from Syria and Iraq. Amnesty International interviewed 40 refugee women and girls in northern Europe last month who travelled from Turkey to Greece … Continue reading Resources WIDE+ Newsletter, March 2016

WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, indigenous leader and spokeperson for more than 20 years of the Civic Council of Popular and Inigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras - Copinh), was murdered on 3rd March while she was resting in her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, about 188 km from Tegucigalpa, by … Continue reading WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras