Women In Development Europe+

Read here our collected feminist perspectives on COVID-19.

WIDE+ is a European network of associations and activists that fights for women’s rights, as part of a larger struggle for social justice, sustainable livelihoods and human rights. Our feminism is not about promoting women whilst forgetting the bigger picture. There are deep unfair inequalities of power rooted in our societies: gender equality can only be achieved by working towards more caring, fair and sustainable economies that are fully democratically governed. To achieve this aim, we advocate changing European policies that affect people in and outside of Europe. WIDE+ aims to promote collective feminist movement building in Europe, in solidarity with our siblings elsewhere.

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Webinar: A Gender Just Trade Policy and the EU-Mercosur Agreement, ENG/ESP, 5.00 PM CET, 21 April

Webinar: “A Gender Just Trade Policy and the EU-Mercosur Agreement” English and Spanish, 5.00-7.00 PM Central European Time, 21 April Webinar Registration – Zoom The current draft of the EU-Mercosur agreement includes the common features of a European multilateral free…

WIDE+ condemns the move of the Turkish government to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention against Gender Based Violence

Having been the first country to sign the Istanbul convention in 2011, Turkey withdrew from the convention in the middle of the night on March 20. In full, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women…

Video and slides available of Webinar: “authoritarian regimes using COVID19 to curb civic rights, labour standards and women’s rights”, 10 March, 2021

Biographies of the speakers. Jennifer Ramme spoke on the Polish state’s attack on and curtailing of women’s sexual and reproductive rights, its anti-feminism and re-traditionalisation of gender roles in the framework of familism. Roxana Calderon covered the further militarisation and…