European Parliament adopts resolution Gender in EU Trade Agreements

The European Parliament accepted today with great majority the draft motion: “Gender in EU Trade Agreements”. The motion was accepted by 512 MEPS, 107 were against, and there were 68 abstentions. WIDE+ has been a strong supporter for this resolutions and was thanked yesterday in the plenary of the European Parliament by Malin Björk, one … Continue reading European Parliament adopts resolution Gender in EU Trade Agreements

WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

This week, trade Ministers from only 35 countries are attending a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of the 164-member WTO (MC11) to be held December 10-13, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Members of 300 civil society organisations from over 150 countries have sent an … Continue reading WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

Members of the European Parliament FEMM (gender equality) and INTA (international trade) committees have published a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on gender equality in EU trade agreements. WIDE+ welcomes and supports the motion. WIDE+ in collaboration with women’s rights networks and Trade Unions has sent out a letter to the rapporteurs of European Parliament … Continue reading WIDE+ welomes the EP motion on gender equality in EU trade agreements

Letter of WIDE+, CSOs and Unions to European Parliament’s Rapporteurs ‘Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements’

WIDE+ in collaboration with women’s rights networks and Trade Unions has sent out a letter to the rapporteurs of European Parliament for the planned report on Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements that should be finalised by 19 September 2017. Concluding that gender issues have been neglected in EU trade policy, the letter supports the … Continue reading Letter of WIDE+, CSOs and Unions to European Parliament’s Rapporteurs ‘Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements’