Meet our speakers moderators and Organizers

Many speakers and moderators made the conference possible. They came together in different panels and workshops thanks to the WIDE+ conference Working Group. One can read a brief biography of each speaker, moderator and organizer below (in alphabetical order). https://wideplus.org/conference-2016/meet-speakers-moderators-and-organizers/  

Workshop 9: EU-Africa trade agreements: drivers for development or more poverty?

Listen to the workshop hier: This workshop  discussed the impact of EU-Africa trade agreements, namely EPAs, that have been negotiated over the past years on women’s livelihoods and poverty in Africa. Approaches of grassroots resistance against neoliberal free trade regimes in Africa and Europe were explored, and feminist demands highlighted. Speakers: Janice G. Foerde, director at gender … Continue reading Workshop 9: EU-Africa trade agreements: drivers for development or more poverty?

Workshop 10: Building alternatives to policy of austerity and current economic model in Europe from a feminist perspective

This workshop addressed the need for a new economic framework that centres wellbeing and redresses structural power imbalances, in line with feminist economic principles. While gender concerns are often touched on only peripherally in alternative economic models, this workshop will examine ways to move beyond the business-as-usual approach and build a feminist economic agenda. Listen … Continue reading Workshop 10: Building alternatives to policy of austerity and current economic model in Europe from a feminist perspective

Workshop 8: Discourses on sexism, xenophobia and racism – the role of media

The event on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and the debates about burka and burkini are examples how powerful media are in shaping discourses which influence public opinions as well as political decision making. This workshop to explored hegemonic media strategies as well as possible counter strategies and the use of media in a way … Continue reading Workshop 8: Discourses on sexism, xenophobia and racism – the role of media

Workshop 11: Self-organization of migrants and refugees; who speaks for whom?

  Migrants have a strong capacity to organize themselves, and raise their voice instead of being represented by others. In this workshop aimed to explore diverse forms of struggles, visible and invisible, and protests against exclusion, violence and discrimination. By sharing migrant women's ideas of self-representation and claims this workshop will find out ways of strategic solidarity. listen … Continue reading Workshop 11: Self-organization of migrants and refugees; who speaks for whom?

Workshop 7:  New security policies, conflict and women’s human rights

Security and peace policies are moving towards protectionist surveillance states. This development is also visible in migration and refugee policies across Europe. The workshops aimed to understand the coincidence of these different strings of “security policies” and the threatening potential of undermining gender equality principles and human rights. Listen the audio hier: Speakers: Annemarie Sancar senior … Continue reading Workshop 7:  New security policies, conflict and women’s human rights

Workshop 6: Who cares for whom? Asylum and refugee rights

This workshop discussed different policy opportunities to promote the rights of women refugees such as the Istanbul Convention (articles 59-61), codes of conduct, and strategies to engender asylum policies among others. Speakers: Pierrette Pape, policy & campaigns director at EWL (moderator) Mary Collins, senior policy & advocacy coordinator EWL (speaker) Milena Wegelin, project leader Terres … Continue reading Workshop 6: Who cares for whom? Asylum and refugee rights