Join WIDE+ and sign the global statement for a binding human rights treaty for (Trans)National Companies

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

Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development

WIDE+ as member of the CPDE Feminist Constituency calls for a stronger implementation of gender equality and women’s rights within the Global Partnership in Development. The Feminist Constituency published their women_s_forum_statment_nairobi_2016 for the HLM2. Key points of the statement is the call from Feminist, women’s rights and gender equality advocates for redistributive justice and the eradication of all … Continue reading Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development

WIDE+ member GADIP Conference “ Beijing+20” report available

The network Gender and Development in Practice, GADIP organized last November at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden a conference reviewing Beijing+20. The theme was “How do we continue the work?”, reviewing the twelve prioritized areas in the Beijing Platform for Action by inviting NGOs and researchers. Read the report:Report_Beijing_final version april 2016

CSW 2016 Stepped It Up for Gender Equality and a Planet 50-50 by 2030. What now?

Janice G Foerde The milestone sixtieth session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 14-24 March 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York City. It was the largest CSW ever. Over 120 government ministers and deputy or vice ministers, 1,825 senior officials and parliamentarians participated together with about 4,100 … Continue reading CSW 2016 Stepped It Up for Gender Equality and a Planet 50-50 by 2030. What now?

Videos of WIDE+ Public Panel on the Women’s Human Rights paradigm

On 17 and 18 June 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, WIDE+ organized meetings that reflected on the current challenges facing the implementation of the women’s human rights paradigm as formulated in the BPfA. In the Public Panel, on 17 June, key note speeches addressed the challenges to the feminist movement and the needed paradigm shifts on … Continue reading Videos of WIDE+ Public Panel on the Women’s Human Rights paradigm

UK: Turning promises into progress for Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights

GADN UK: The Beijing Conference on Women marked an important moment in the struggle for gender equality and the rights of women and girls but, twenty years on, what’s changed? For a start, gender is now firmly on the agenda at least here in the UK. Internationally too there is more talk of gender equality … Continue reading UK: Turning promises into progress for Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights

States at CELAC-EU Summit should do more to eradicate violence against women

Civil Society urges the Heads of State at the CELAC-EU Summit taking place at this moment in Brussels (10 and 11 June) to take effective measures to guarantee that progress is made in the eradication of violence against women. Civil society organisations in Latin America and Europe are convinced that the eradication of violence against … Continue reading States at CELAC-EU Summit should do more to eradicate violence against women