Written by Gea Meijers To read this article as PDF: WIDEatEUCELACSEMINAR_2016 As part of the ongoing exchange between the European Union member states and countries in the Caribbean and Latin-America, a seminar was held around international women’s day to share information and experiences on how to economically empower women. The seminar was hosted by the European … Continue reading WIDE+ participated in EU-CELAC Seminar on Gender Equality and Women’s economic Empowerment, 7-8 March 2016
States are discussing in several rounds and processes new goals for the development policies, PostMDG2015, accross the globe that will replace the Millennium Development Goals that end this year. Governments held a second round of "Substantive" informal Sessions within the UN in December. The Women's Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) of which WIDE+ … Continue reading UN post-MDG 2015 negotiations lack understanding of women’s human rights and needed economic conditions
The EU and the crisis: from austerity to solidarity: the verdict of the other voices and a call for another Europe Brussels – A Tribunal on EU economic governance and the Troika took place in Brussels on 15-16 May. Eleven witnesses from ten countries in Southern, Eastern and Western Europe gave testimony to the failure … Continue reading People’s Tribunal on EU Economic Governance and the Troika
The network Gender and Development in Practice (GADIP), WIDE+ member, and the University of Gothenburg organized a conference on 20 and 21 March 2014 in Sweden. The conference was comprised of five keynote speeches, three workshops, and a concluding panel discussion with all the keynote speakers. The speakers and participants discussed many different aspects about … Continue reading Conference: ‘The European Economic Crisis and its consequences for women’
The past 20 years show some progress with the women’s rights and the human rights paradigm in Europe. However the development is caught up in the global neo-liberal transformation that at the same time is greatly undermining equality, protection of rights and the environment. The neo-liberal development also impacts the women’s rights agenda, leading to … Continue reading 20 years after: the Women’s Human Rights paradigm in the neoliberal context
By Patricia Muñoz Cabrera During the Summit of Madrid (2010), and thanks to the support of the WIDE network, a space for transnational feminist dialogues between women's organizations in Europe and Latin America was created. With the aim of pursuing this strategic collaboration, the women’s group of the Hemispheric Social Alliance invites WIDE+ to be … Continue reading Women building and linking transnational alternatives to the neoliberal model
WIDE Report on how the European crises is impacting women's lives, report from the session at the AWID Forum, held in April 2012.