WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

WIDE+ proposes measures to improve situation of women refugees in Europe and Turkey As a feminist network WIDE + is very concerned about the vulnerable situation of women refugees in Europe and in Turkey. WIDE+ has therefore asked United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and UN Women to check how gender sensitive measures are implemented. WIDE+ … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

WIDE+ member GADIP Conference “ Beijing+20” report available

The network Gender and Development in Practice, GADIP organized last November at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden a conference reviewing Beijing+20. The theme was “How do we continue the work?”, reviewing the twelve prioritized areas in the Beijing Platform for Action by inviting NGOs and researchers. Read the report:Report_Beijing_final version april 2016

CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion

The Central America Women’s Network (CAWN) and Women in Development Europe (WIDE+) have asked European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to have an open debate in its Legislative Assembly to change the legislation that bans abortion under all circumstances. MEP Members of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will come together on 16-18 … Continue reading CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion

WIDE+ supports TTIP campaign aiming to protect European regulations on chemicals and pesticides

WIDE+ supports a current campaign that calls for chemicals to be excluded from regulatory cooperation within the TTIP (EU-US trade) negotiations. The campaign also calls for no provisions enabling multinationals to sideline the EU courts and sue European states in the agreement, the so-called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) or Investment Court System. While existing … Continue reading WIDE+ supports TTIP campaign aiming to protect European regulations on chemicals and pesticides

The first Financing for Development review Forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes for Women’s Human Rights

The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up was  held from 18 to 20 April 2016, but it did not bring results. Despite ongoing negotiations between governments, the meeting did not produce any substantive outcomes. The outcome document provides four articles that basically affirms the current process and agenda.  As one CSO report described it, it “ended … Continue reading The first Financing for Development review Forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes for Women’s Human Rights

UN Woman respond to WIDE+ concerns for the woman refugees in Europe and Turkey

Ms. I. Solrun Gisladottir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, and representative to Turkey responded to WIDE+ letter about the vulnerable situation of women refugees in Europe and in Turkey. She replied that UN Women shares many of the concerns WIDE+ voiced. Explaining their efforts, she concluded that: Read the letter in … Continue reading UN Woman respond to WIDE+ concerns for the woman refugees in Europe and Turkey