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
The Treaty Alliance, a global movement for a binding Treaty has launched a public statement that can be signed by associations and individuals. The statement calls on states to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The final … Continue reading Join WIDE+ and sign the global statement for a binding human rights treaty for (Trans)National Companies
This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet. Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, … Continue reading Read the WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Position Paper
Gea Meijers, spoke, on behalf of WIDE+ Gender and trade Working Group, at the European Parliament Hearing, organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (women's rights & gender equality and international trade). To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDEEP2017. To listen to the hearing at the stream Committee FEMM and INTA at the EU Parliament.
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
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
WIDE+ member GADIP published its gadip_rapport_20170201 from the conference that was held 21-22 October, 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Approximately 70 participants, from academia and various non-governmental organizations participated. GADIP was established to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between researchers and practitioners. The main focus of the conference was the ongoing ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe. The … Continue reading GADIP Report available from International Conference “Gender, Refugees and Security”, 21-22 October, 2016, Sweden