Women’s rights and development associations, including WIDE+, are deeply concerned about the lack of priority to gender equality in the proposed EU Multiannual Financial Framework

WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Kvinna till Kvinna, World Vision and WAGGS are deeply concerned that gender equality is not addressed as a key political priority in the Communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) released by the European Commission Wednesday 2 May. We call on the European Parliament and the Member … Continue reading Women’s rights and development associations, including WIDE+, are deeply concerned about the lack of priority to gender equality in the proposed EU Multiannual Financial Framework

A Fair Trade for Gender? an Analysis of Cocoa production in Ivory Coast

By Nema Vinkeloe Does a Fair Trade approach lead to more gender equality? While Fairtrade International, one of the major players in the Fair Trade movement, according to its global policy commits to enhancing gender equality, research finds that in the cocoa industry of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), their practice hardly differs from regular trade … Continue reading A Fair Trade for Gender? an Analysis of Cocoa production in Ivory Coast

Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles

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

Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development

WIDE+ as member of the CPDE Feminist Constituency calls for a stronger implementation of gender equality and women’s rights within the Global Partnership in Development. The Feminist Constituency published their women_s_forum_statment_nairobi_2016 for the HLM2. Key points of the statement is the call from Feminist, women’s rights and gender equality advocates for redistributive justice and the eradication of all … Continue reading Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development