WIDE+ has around 20 organizational and around 40 individual members. There is a large number of associations (around 300) that belong to ‘umbrella’ organisations. At least half of the member organizations are national platforms or other networks that bring together groups of associations.
WIDE+ has individual members located in: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Poland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Ukraine.
Some of our members are:
WIDE Austria is an example of a WIDE+ member that is also a network. It is a national network of 20 associations and individuals promoting gender justice in development.WIDE in Austria works from a development perspective, raising awareness and offering education, as well as mobilizing form women’s rights in the Global South. http://www.wide-netzwerk.at/index.php
The Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan (FWNGO) was set up in 1994. Today FWNGO unites more than 85 NGOs in Kyrgyzstan, with various missions. It is a founder and regional coordinator of the Central Asian Forum of Women’s NGOs. http://forumofwomenngos.kg/about-us-2/
GADIP in Sweden facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experiences between researchers and practitioners – for example by translating academic discourse into NGO language and telling academia about the needs of NGOs in relation to research. It is a democratic organization in which practitioners and scholars co-operate and learn from each other.
WIDE Switzerland is a network of NGO representatives, academics and activists working in the field of gender and development. Its objective is to investigate Swiss development policies as well as economic and social policy with a focus on gender relations, to engage in public debates and to promote networking and knowledge dissemination in these subject areas. It has 15 institutional members and supporters, including university institutions.
Alex Pershai, Ph.D., is a motivated leader in gender equality activism, research, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), strategic planning, and project management with graduate degrees in gender studies and cultural/postcolonial studies. For over twenty years, Alex has supported marginalized communities by creating and spearheading initiatives that advocate for intersectional inclusion and organizational change. Born and raised in Belarus, Dr. Pershai has contributed to gender equality and diversity initiatives in Belarus, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Canada. Their recent work addressed gender-diversity education and gender-based violence prevention, needs assessment and sustainability building for nonbinary and transgender communities, including working with gender-diverse refugees. Alex develops and implements progressive diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace and consults on gender diversity, equity, and inclusion issues for non-profit and international development initiatives.
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Gea Meijers is currently WIDE+’s coordinator. She has promoted feminism through WIDE(+)’s collective action since 2006. She previously worked for several international and national NGOs, promoting secularism and peace. Currently she has a special focus on highlighting the interrelations between EU trade policy and economic gender discrimination as well as supporting feminist movement building in Europe with partners outside Europe, in order to strengthen an intersectional feminism, rooted in global solidarity. She studied sociology and international public policy. To get in touch with her, email her at info[at]wide-network.org, or gea.meijers23[at]gmail.com.
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