Workshop 2

“Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism” 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. … Continue reading Workshop 2

Workshop 3

“Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?” 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 … Continue reading Workshop 3

Workshop 1

Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights Right wing populism is on the rise in western and eastern Europe. Transnationally networking rightist groups share – despite differences – a number of positions and ideas: a nationalistic or identitarian perspective, a xenophobic and islamaphobic rejection of immigration, and a conservative value-based family … Continue reading Workshop 1

WIDE+ and EWL International Conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe“ 24-25 October, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

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 austerity and market liberalisation politics have increased the social and economic … Continue reading WIDE+ and EWL International Conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe“ 24-25 October, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

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