‘Promoting female migrant rights in the context of shrinking spaces for civil society: ways forward’, brief report of the European face to face meeting, March 2018

The first and only European face to face meeting for the WIDE+ project “Strengthening Innovative Solutions to Protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights” was held on 6 March 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. The national coordinators, European management team and project experts came together to share plans, expectations, analysis of problems and expertise and to reflect … Continue reading ‘Promoting female migrant rights in the context of shrinking spaces for civil society: ways forward’, brief report of the European face to face meeting, March 2018

Paper for gender-budgeting the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework

WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision make the case for a gender-responsive EU planning and budgeting in the context of the preparation of the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020 in this: For a gender-responsive EU budget. It recommends: Building capacity within the European Commission. … Continue reading Paper for gender-budgeting the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework

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

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