First 2018 Newsletter: WIDE+ Highlights 2017
With this first 2018 e-newsletter we want to look back on 2017 through a selection of important and diverse milestones.
WIDE+ published three major publications in 2017:
- Reports, video and audio from its 2016 International conference ‘Movements, Border, Righs? Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe‘;
- Report of the 2016 “#WomensVoices, European Open Space with female refugee and migrant activists‘;
- WIDE+ Gender and Trade 2017 Position Paper on “How to transform EU trade policy to protect
Hereby a taste of the diversity of the activities undertaking in by WIDE+ members.
On 28 September WIDE+ members and many others celebrated and marched for International Safe Abortion Day.
WIDE+ member GADNETWORK UK has published a new issue in their Feminist Development Alternatives series
“Advancing feminist alternatives in the context of neoliberalism” discusses how breaking down the gender division in primary responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work is crucial to any vision of a feminist development paradigm: http://gadnetwork.org/development-alternatives/
Women’s Major Group Position Paper 2017 for the UN High-Level Political Forum: WIDE+ and WIDE+ members are part of the Women’s Major Group.
G20’s Women Forum: promoting business women with hardly space for feminists, a Southern perspective or civil society
While it could have been a real milestone to promote women’s economic empowerment, the G20 official engagement group in 2017 proved a disappointed space with a limited focus and participation, especially lacking participation and voice from the South as well as from feminists and other civil society partners.
Read this article written by Priti Darooka, founder and executive director of PWESCR (The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), a WIDE+ member.