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.
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
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
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
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/> 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
UN Sustainable Development Goals – What’s New from a Feminist Perspective? In this article published by AWID the outcomes of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Sustainable Development goals, are reviewed. The article concludes that while the agenda is not as ambitious as AWID and other women’s rights organizations advocated for, there were nonetheless important gains … Continue reading Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals outcome review
Pressure from US negotiators in TTIP in 2013 led to dropping of planned EU legislation to restrict unhealthy pesticides According to documents quoted by the British newspaper the Guardian and recently obtained by Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Europe, the U.S. Mission to Europe and the American Chambers of Commerce solicited EU officials to abandon their intention of … Continue reading EU Trade related News and Resources, Newsletter 4, December 2015