The spaces for civil society are shrinking, not only in terms of reducing political and public rights but also shrinking financial resources. At the same time there is an ideological backlash that is in particularly directed towards progressive women’s rights advocates. How do the two developments interrelate and what can we do to counter them? listen to audio: … Continue reading Workshop 2: Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism
What are the potentials and constraints of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to realize women’s rights and transform unequal gender relations? The workshop will offer a space for critical reflection, provide elements for systemic change, as well as for strategizing on feminist advocacy at European level. listen to audio: Speakers Marion Sharples, Coordinator at the … Continue reading Workshop 3: Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?
Transforming EU’s gender blind trade policies
Right wing populism is on the rise in western and eastern Europe. The workshop explores the interwovenness of racism and anti-feminism, of nationalistic and xenophobic discourses. What are counter-arguments and counter-strategies? How to overcome the growing polarization of societies? Speakers: Klaus Linsenmeier, director Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union (moderator) Kinga Lohmann, executive Director Karat Coalition Poland (speaker) … Continue reading Workshop 1: Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights
24-25 October, 2016, Brussels, Belgium WIDE+ and EWL International Conference 2016 The world seems to be in turmoil, and Europe is deeply affected as economic and political power is reconfiguring on a global scale. The recent Brexit is an expression of the deep divide in many countries, with right-wing populism on the rise. Years of … Continue reading “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe“