WIDE+ stems from the WIDE network, which harboured experiences of more than 25 years in advocacy and movement-building in transforming development, macro-economic and women’s rights policies at the European and international level.
Created in 1985 at the third UN World Conference on Women (Nairobi, Kenya), the WIDE network developed into a formal European network of women that brought a feminist perspective within European non-governmental development organizations, research institutions and solidarity groups. For many years it was based in Brussels through a professional secretariat, acquiring an excellent reputation. Due to financial circumstances, WIDE was dissolved in 2011 to give room to a new network.
Since 2012 WIDE+ has been active; it was established as a formal network in 2015.
In July of 2019 the Annual Report over 2018 will be published!
WIDE+ Achievements at the end of 2017, reporting on 2015, 2016 and 2017: WIDEnarrativereport_activities2015_17
Picture above is from our International Workshop on Women’s rights after 20 Years of Beijing, held in June 2015, in Spain.