Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. In this … Continue reading Read the GADN Briefing: Making Trade Work For Gender
This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet. Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, … Continue reading Read the WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Position Paper
Gea Meijers, spoke, on behalf of WIDE+ Gender and trade Working Group, at the European Parliament Hearing, organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (women's rights & gender equality and international trade). To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDEEP2017. To listen to the hearing at the stream Committee FEMM and INTA at the EU Parliament.
Article by Ana Alvarenga de Castro written for the WIDE+ newsletter This article reflects on the current tendency in many peasant communities of more women taking responsibility for food production while still facing the lack of access to natural resources. The lack of land, food and of access to natural resources literally undermines women’s (or … Continue reading Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles
WIDE+ as member of the CPDE Feminist Constituency calls for a stronger implementation of gender equality and women’s rights within the Global Partnership in Development. The Feminist Constituency published their women_s_forum_statment_nairobi_2016 for the HLM2. Key points of the statement is the call from Feminist, women’s rights and gender equality advocates for redistributive justice and the eradication of all … Continue reading Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development
At the 13th AWID Forum in Brazil held in Costa do Sauípe, Bahia – Brazil - during 8-11 September 2016, WIDE+ hosted a workshop: "Revisiting our strategies for reclaiming a social, gender just, democratic and peaceful Europe“. This report provides a reflection on the Forum, the WIDE+ workshop and what WIDE+ took away from it. To read … Continue reading Report Available of WIDE+ at 13th AWID Forum
WIDE+ member GADIP published its report from the conference that was held 21-22 October, 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Approximately 70 participants, from academia and various non-governmental organizations participated.Read further: http://wp.me/P2KSLS-yI