Movement Building: ‘Strengthening Innovative Solutions to protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights’, 2018
This project is coordinated by WIDE+ together with partners and members and supported by Open Society Foundations to contribute to improving the women’s rights in migration and refugee policies in Europe through contributing to a strong European feminist movement on female refugee and migrant rights. The main activity in this project are 4 national workshops for 30-50 participants from different female refugee, migrant and women’s rights associations and other stakeholders, such as various state institutions, humanitarian agencies and private actors. The workshops focus on improving policies and practices through deeply reflecting on innovative practices that will be brought in through the expertise of project partners from other countries that will join the workshop.
The workshop will engage participating associations into improving the chosen practice/policy and the final outcomes of the workshops will be presented in the final European toolkit that will enable multiplying lessons learned. The work at national level will be supporting through international learning and sharing of information activities, including visibility, about the project through 3 Webinars, 4 E-newsletters , Emailing list(s), Vlogs and Blogs and an European face to face meeting.
The project is executed with 10 partners and members for the whole of 2018 and depending on the outcomes, a follow up project might be initiated.
Feminist Literacy: ‘Feminist approaches to Gender, Migration, and Democracy’ 2016-2018
In this two year project is manged by WIDE+ members: WIDE Austria (project leader), CEIM (Spain), Le Monde selon les Femmes (Belgium), GADIP (Sweden) and Karat Coalition (Poland). The project consists of 4 transnational partnership meetings to exchange with and learn from local organizations. This included a meeting and public session in the European Parliament during the week of International Women’s Day in Brussels, Belgium, in 2018, on the topics: ‘Migration, care and economic alternatives from a gender perspective‘and ‘Open societies within a fortress? Gender, migration and security discourses in Europe’.
The project will result in a publication on ‘Gender, Migration and Democracy’ structured around the topics of the four transnational partnership meetings.
WIDE+ is part of European Women’s Rights Alliance to call for gender budgeting in the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) of the EU
WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Kvinna till Kvinna, World Vision, WAGGS and others are working together to get the EU to concretely do a gender budgeting excersise as part of its planning for the next Mult-Annual Financial Framework. This advocacy work includes capacity building.
- Gender in MFF Communication_4May2018, letter about the published plans for the MFF by the European Commission.
- For a gender-responsive EU budget, first briefing paper.
WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Work
WIDE+ will continue its engagement to coordinate advocacy and collaborate with others for a feminist EU trade policy. It will build on the EP resolution to include ambitiously gender equality in EU trade resolution, which was adopted in March 2018. A full description of the activities is given here:
Increase collaborations with non-women’s rights alliances (ongoing)
WIDE+ is currently collaborating with CONCORD and the CPDE (Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness).
Making feminist perspectives visible (ongoing)
WIDE+ is: a) publishing e-newsletters, b) continues updating the website and weekly if not daily use facebook twitter, and c) disseminate news and analysis swiftly within the network. WIDE+ aims at implementing a communication plan to enhance the use of online communication within and outside its network starting in 2018.