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

WIDE+ 2015 Report: Women’s rights need a transformation of the global development paradigm

The United Nations have adopted this weekend the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that set the global development agenda for the coming 15 years. The agenda is presented in conjunction with a “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action” that took place on Sunday, which aims to commit governments … Continue reading WIDE+ 2015 Report: Women’s rights need a transformation of the global development paradigm

UN Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, 27 September, 2015

Yesterday at the United Nations headquarters, heads of member states came together to express their commitments to the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, of CEDAW, and achievement of gender equality within the timeframe of the post-development agenda hat is, to deliver demonstrable results by 2030. The event was co-organized and … Continue reading UN Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, 27 September, 2015

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

UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

21 November 2014 - Child marriage holds back 15 million girls a year, or about 41,000 a day, denying them fundamental rights and undermining their future. If there is no reduction in child marriage, 1.2 billion girls will marry as children by 2050 - equivalent to the entire population of India. The resolution marks the … Continue reading UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

CSW 2015 celebrated Beijing+20 with record large participation but limited space for CSOs

  by Janice G Foerde, chairwoman, KULU-Women and Development (KULU) Many nice words about global progress on gender equality and women’s/girls’ rights as well as UN member states’ national results were heard at the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s on implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BD … Continue reading CSW 2015 celebrated Beijing+20 with record large participation but limited space for CSOs