WIDE+ is a European network of feminist activists, scholars, and women’s rights organisations that reaches out to 300 associations, through its national membership-based networks and organisations across Europe. It promotes women’s rights by analyzing the systemic causes of inequality and advocating for transformative change. WIDE+ comes from a collaboration between feminists in the global South and feminist economists spanning close to 40 years. In the last 10 years WIDE+ has been able to connect this global expertise with feminist activism in Europe.

Our core strengths are our scope, activism and diversity of our network. WIDE+ has members in many European states and partners around the globe.

For us, feminism is not only about challenging patriarchy. We strongly believe that many of the current crises we face in Europe and beyond are caused by neo-liberal approaches that put big business and privatization before the wellbeing and human rights of people.  Work primarily done by women is still made invisible (unpaid care work) or exploited at the bottom end of the pay scale.

WIDE+ has done a lot of work on how current economic structures and policies sustain gender inequalities and injustice and how this intersects with other global developments such as a push back on women’s rights. We have established regional collaboration on protecting the rights of migrant women, which include all women on the move or arriving from another country..

Read here a brief introduction:introduction_WIDE_2021

We look forward to welcoming feminists and/or women’s rights associations, development and other Civil Society!

WIDE+ members at the recent WIDE+ strategy meeting in Barcelona, Spain (1 and 2 November 2019).

The background picture of the whole website is from @AnnieSpratt @Unsplash.com.


  1. I have a draft of a book about global youth activism. Anyone like to critique the chapter on Europe? Also have a draft of a book about young women activists with a chapter about feminism in the US and Europe. Want to make sure they’re accurate and complete? Thanks, Gayle
    gkimball at csuchico.edu

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