WIDE+EWL conference 2016 Statement in Portuguese: calling for a political feminism

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

Conference 2016 Statement in German

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  

Final Conference Statement is available

Feminism must be more political in confronting the current multiple crises. This is the key message from the international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe” which took place in Brussels 24-25 October 2017. Over two days, around 170 gender rights activists, professionals and academics from 31 countries came together across … Continue reading Final Conference Statement is available

Conference 2016 Programme

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Workshop 2: Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism

The spaces for civil society are shrinking, not only in terms of reducing political and public rights but also shrinking financial resources. At the same time there is an ideological backlash that is in particularly directed towards progressive women’s rights advocates. How do the two developments interrelate and what can we do to counter them? listen to audio: … Continue reading Workshop 2: Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism

Workshop 1: Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights

Right wing populism is on the rise in western and eastern Europe. The workshop explores the interwovenness of racism and anti-feminism, of nationalistic and xenophobic discourses. What are counter-arguments and counter-strategies? How to overcome the growing polarization of societies? Speakers: Klaus Linsenmeier, director Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union (moderator) Kinga Lohmann, executive Director Karat Coalition Poland (speaker) … Continue reading Workshop 1: Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights

“Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe“

24-25 October, 2016, Brussels, Belgium WIDE+ and EWL International Conference 2016 The world seems to be in turmoil, and Europe is deeply affected as economic and political power is reconfiguring on a global scale. The recent Brexit is an expression of the deep divide in many countries, with right-wing populism on the rise. Years of … Continue reading “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe“