A Fair Trade for Gender? an Analysis of Cocoa production in Ivory Coast

By Nema Vinkeloe Does a Fair Trade approach lead to more gender equality? While Fairtrade International, one of the major players in the Fair Trade movement, according to its global policy commits to enhancing gender equality, research finds that in the cocoa industry of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), their practice hardly differs from regular trade … Continue reading A Fair Trade for Gender? an Analysis of Cocoa production in Ivory Coast

Workshop on gender and migration in the framework of the “Feminist Forum” of European Parliament GUE/NGL, 12.00-15.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Afternoon at the European Parliament (registration required *) Venue: European Parliament, rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels. 12.15 – 13.30 - Sandwiches 13.30-15.00 – Room to be confirmed This workshop will focus on two specific topics related to gender and migration from a feminist perspective: on the one side the parallel between security narratives in several … Continue reading Workshop on gender and migration in the framework of the “Feminist Forum” of European Parliament GUE/NGL, 12.00-15.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Workshop, “Women’s migration between agency, exploitation and resistance”, 9.00-12.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium, organized by WIDE+ and LMsF

This workshop will address several aspects related to women’s rights, gender and migration. It will involve both Erasmus+ and OSF project participants as well as Belgian local NGO and women’s associations’ representatives. This session aims at exchanging findings, views and experiences from different perspectives and countries in order to inform, highlight trends and challenges, and … Continue reading Workshop, “Women’s migration between agency, exploitation and resistance”, 9.00-12.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium, organized by WIDE+ and LMsF

The 14th EFLAC ‘Diversas pero no Dispersas (Different but not dispersed)’, remarks and reflections, Montevideo, Uruguay 22-2 November, 2017

This article, written by Edmé Domínguez R, takes stock of what this 14th Encounter of the Encuentro Feminista de América Latina y el Caribe (EFLAC)  meant for the feminist movement(s) in the region, especially in terms of feminist economics and movement building. Full article in English: The 14th EFLAC 2017 Montevideo final Final article in Spanish: Notas sobre … Continue reading The 14th EFLAC ‘Diversas pero no Dispersas (Different but not dispersed)’, remarks and reflections, Montevideo, Uruguay 22-2 November, 2017

WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”

Women’s rights organisations and allies, including WIDE+, called on state parties to the World Trade Organisation to refrain from adopting the proposed “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment”. This declaration fails to address the adverse impact of WTO rules and instead appears to be designed to mask the failures of the WTO and … Continue reading WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”

WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference ended this week on 13 December in Argentina without any substantive deal being concluded, but with several lows. The meeting was off to a bad start when the Argentinean government refused entry of  Civil Society members. This decision, which was called into question by participating member states, including the … Continue reading WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

This week, trade Ministers from only 35 countries are attending a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of the 164-member WTO (MC11) to be held December 10-13, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Members of 300 civil society organisations from over 150 countries have sent an … Continue reading WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting