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+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.

On International Women’s Day, March 8 2017, a fire was set at a safe home for girls Guatemala, immediately killing 19 girls. Since then, at least another 21 have died as a result of their injuries and many more continue to be hospitalized. On the eve of the fire, 50 girls tried to escape from … Continue reading WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.

Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence

Join WIDE+ and others to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. When ratified, the Convention will be a powerful binding tool to fight violence against women and girls. It will give legal power, attention, and funding to efforts to stop and punish rape, beatings, exploitation and … Continue reading Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence

Report available of #WomensVoices, European Open Space with female refugee and migrant activists, 14 November 2016

wideopenspace_migration2016_report This report reflects the rich discussion of 50 representatives from national and regional women’s rights associations, grassroots women refugee associations and organizations working with women migrants and refugees based in 35 countries in Europe and beyond. It provides concrete recommendations for policy makers, human rights activists and women’s rights associations to improve the asylum … Continue reading Report available of #WomensVoices, European Open Space with female refugee and migrant activists, 14 November 2016

Join or Support the “She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative” against Trump’s Global Gag Rule

As civil society organizations, we applaud the Dutch government initiative She Decides and stand united in opposition to the US Global Gag Rule that President Trump reinstated this month. Please join the initiative and sign the petition as association or donate for associations affected by the Global Gag Rule: http://www.shedecides.eu/(to donate) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyNYolqqBBVwoYjhp3FBtAh8zc5uo5sDQ-DhofUzc0IZiSIg/viewform (to sign the … Continue reading Join or Support the “She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative” against Trump’s Global Gag Rule

WIDE+EWL conference 2016 Statement in Portuguese: calling for a political feminism

After a German translation of the statement in English, a full statement of our international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on global issues in Europe” held on 24 – 25 October 2016, Brussels Belgium, is now available in Portuguese: carta-politica_conferencia-wide