This week, trade Ministers from only 35 countries are attending a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of the 164-member WTO (MC11) to be held December 10-13, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Members of 300 civil society organisations from over 150 countries have sent an … Continue reading WIDE+ joins 300 CSOs to call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting
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. The authors, Francesca Rhodes and Chiara … Continue reading Gadnetwork’s new addition to the Feminist Development Alternatives series
Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. In this … Continue reading Read the GADN Briefing: Making Trade Work For Gender
This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet. Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, … Continue reading Read the WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Position Paper
Gea Meijers, spoke, on behalf of WIDE+ Gender and trade Working Group, at the European Parliament Hearing, organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (women's rights & gender equality and international trade). To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDEEP2017. To listen to the hearing at the stream Committee FEMM and INTA at the EU Parliament.
In co-organizing this webinar AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN), a WIDE+ member, aim to reclaim the debate around women’s economic justice from a human rights and feminist perspective and identify common advocacy messages which can be taken to CSW61 and beyond. The webinar will explore: The theme of CSW61 is women’s economic … Continue reading Register for a joint GADN-AWID webinar on corporate power and women’s economic justice – 28 Feb
Article by Ana Alvarenga de Castro written for the WIDE+ newsletter This article reflects on the current tendency in many peasant communities of more women taking responsibility for food production while still facing the lack of access to natural resources. The lack of land, food and of access to natural resources literally undermines women’s (or … Continue reading Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles