Women’s rights organisations and allies, including WIDE+, called on state parties to the World Trade Organisation to refrain from adopting the proposed “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment”. This declaration fails to address the adverse impact of WTO rules and instead appears to be designed to mask the failures of the WTO and … Continue reading WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”
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
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
On International Women’s Day, March 8 2017, a fire was set at a safe home for girls Guatemala, immediately killing 19 girls. Since then, at least another 21 have died as a result of their injuries and many more continue to be hospitalized. On the eve of the fire, 50 girls tried to escape from … Continue reading WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.
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
After a German translation of the statement in English, a full statement of our international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on global issues in Europe” held on 24 – 25 October 2016, Brussels Belgium, is now available in Portuguese: carta-politica_conferencia-wide
The full statement of our international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on global issues in Europe” held on 24 – 25 October 2016, Brussels Belgium, is available in German. Full Statement_conference_2016 in German