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

How to support women in Puerto Rico: suggestions from WIDE+ member

From Astrid Perez Pinan: "As you already probably know, my dear home land of Puerto Rico has been ravaged by hurricane Maria (after being hit by hurricane Irma).  Since the country is still a colony of the US, it is not able to receive much help from other neighbouring countries without the approval of the … Continue reading How to support women in Puerto Rico: suggestions from WIDE+ member

28 September: join International Safe Abortion Day

On 28 September, International Safe Abortion Day,  several demonstrations and festivals will be held across Europe:     For the events in London and Wien: https://festivalofchoice.org/     WIDE+ member Le Monde selon les Femmes is involved in organizing the March in Brussels, where women will walk from l’Esplanade du Parc du Cinquantenaire at 17h30 to … Continue reading 28 September: join International Safe Abortion Day

WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

Members of the European Parliament FEMM (gender equality) and INTA (international trade) committees have published a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on gender equality in EU trade agreements. WIDE+ welcomes and supports the motion. WIDE+ in collaboration with women’s rights networks and Trade Unions has sent out a letter to the rapporteurs of European Parliament … Continue reading WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

WIDE+ General Assembly will take place on 16 October 2017

The date and time of WIDE+’s online General Assembly (GA) has been announced. It will take place at 16 October between 17.00 and 19.00 o’clock. It will be held in Brussels, hosted by Le Monde selon les Femmes, but the communication tool will be in cyberspace: it will be held through Zoom. All members are … Continue reading WIDE+ General Assembly will take place on 16 October 2017

Gadnetwork’s new addition to the Feminist Development Alternatives series

WIDE+ member GADNETWORK UK has published a new issue in their Feminist Development Alternatives series. “Advancing feminist alternatives in the context of neoliberalism” discusses how breaking down the gender division in primary responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work is crucial to any vision of a feminist development paradigm. The authors, Francesca Rhodes and Chiara … Continue reading Gadnetwork’s new addition to the Feminist Development Alternatives series

Remembering Carmen de la Cruz

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the recent passing of Carmen de la Cruz, a strong activist who strived for women’s rights and gender equality in Europe, Latin America and worldwide. Since its early days, Carmen was an active contributor to WIDE’s mission and, throughout the years, she was involved in the … Continue reading Remembering Carmen de la Cruz