New WIDE+ Briefing Paper on transforming EU Trade Policy to protect Women’s Rights (EN, DE, ES, FR)

Policy makers in and outside Europe have since 2017 discovered a gender divide in the trade policy and are starting to introduce specific policies to promote women’s economic empowerment. However these new policies and reflections fall short of a trade policy that effectively promotes and protects the rights of women. This briefing paper published by … Continue reading New WIDE+ Briefing Paper on transforming EU Trade Policy to protect Women’s Rights (EN, DE, ES, FR)

CONCORD-WIDE+ Joint Position Paper calls on the EU to move beyond voluntary gender articles in EU trade agreements

In this joint position paper "Women's rights and Trade: Time for a Radical Shift”,  CONCORD, the European Confederation for Relief and Development that represents 2.600 NGOs in Europe, with WIDE+ reflect on the recent policy developments to promote women’s rights in EU’s trade policies. It is a step forwards that the European Commission has committed … Continue reading CONCORD-WIDE+ Joint Position Paper calls on the EU to move beyond voluntary gender articles in EU trade agreements

Paper for gender-budgeting the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework

WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision make the case for a gender-responsive EU planning and budgeting in the context of the preparation of the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020 in this: For a gender-responsive EU budget. It recommends: Building capacity within the European Commission. … Continue reading Paper for gender-budgeting the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework

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