WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference ended this week on 13 December in Argentina without any substantive deal being concluded, but with several lows. The meeting was off to a bad start when the Argentinean government refused entry of  Civil Society members. This decision, which was called into question by participating member states, including the … Continue reading WTO Meeting: refusal of CSO participation and gender legitimizing neo-liberal trade policies

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

WIDE+ at European Parliament hearing about Gender and Trade policies

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.

Register for a joint GADN-AWID webinar on corporate power and women’s economic justice – 28 Feb

In co-organizing this webinar AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN), a WIDE+ member, aim to reclaim the debate around women’s economic justice from a human rights and feminist perspective and identify common advocacy messages which can be taken to CSW61 and beyond. The webinar will explore: The theme of CSW61 is women’s economic … Continue reading Register for a joint GADN-AWID webinar on corporate power and women’s economic justice – 28 Feb

CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion

The Central America Women’s Network (CAWN) and Women in Development Europe (WIDE+) have asked European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to have an open debate in its Legislative Assembly to change the legislation that bans abortion under all circumstances. MEP Members of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will come together on 16-18 … Continue reading CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion

News around Women’s empowerment in Europe and globally, Newsletter March 2016

Shrinking space for Women’s Activism in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Global Fund for Women brought together 85 activists in February from sister organizations and women’s funds in Europe & Central Asia for a meeting in Batumi, Georgia.  In countries including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, just to name a few, organizations working on … Continue reading News around Women’s empowerment in Europe and globally, Newsletter March 2016

WIDE Austria partner WoMin fight for gender justice during COP21 and after

WoMin was in Paris with a large delegation of thirteen. The purpose was, according to their South African coordinator Samantha Hargreaves: "to learn from others, to tell our stories, to strategise, to strengthen global connections and to take action!". WoMin <http://womin.org.za/&gt; is an African gender and extractives alliance, which works alongside national and regional movements … Continue reading WIDE Austria partner WoMin fight for gender justice during COP21 and after