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)

No more gender blind budgets for the European Union’s external policies

WIDE+, Care, DSW, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Kvinna till Kvinna, World Vision and WAGGS have published their key demands for the external action for the currently being developed next European Union (EU) Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The EU must take a human rights based, transparent, accountable, participatory and inclusive approach and gender equality … Continue reading No more gender blind budgets for the European Union’s external policies

Women’s rights and development associations, including WIDE+, are deeply concerned about the lack of priority to gender equality in the proposed EU Multiannual Financial Framework

WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Kvinna till Kvinna, World Vision and WAGGS are deeply concerned that gender equality is not addressed as a key political priority in the Communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) released by the European Commission Wednesday 2 May. We call on the European Parliament and the Member … Continue reading Women’s rights and development associations, including WIDE+, are deeply concerned about the lack of priority to gender equality in the proposed EU Multiannual Financial Framework

Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles

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