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

Workshop 5: Root causes of migration in the Global South and reconfiguration of development cooperation

This workshop deals with gender dimensions of root causes of voluntary and forced migration, with the intersections between European migration and development politics, and the reconfiguration of development cooperation. Feminist approaches and demands towards migration and development will be highlighted. Listen to audio Speakers: Cristina Reyna, after a long career with women’s rights NGOs, she … Continue reading Workshop 5: Root causes of migration in the Global South and reconfiguration of development cooperation

Workshop 3: Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?

What are the potentials and constraints of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to realize women’s rights and transform unequal gender relations? The workshop will offer a space for critical reflection, provide elements for systemic change, as well as for strategizing on feminist advocacy at European level. listen to audio: Speakers Marion Sharples, Coordinator at the … Continue reading Workshop 3: Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?

“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“

Resources WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

EP study on feminist NGOs in the EU Upon request by the FEMM Committee of the European Parliament, this report examines the activities of new feminist organisations in the EU which emerged, physically and on-line, since 2010. It is based on case studies in seven EU countries as well as a literature review to provide … Continue reading Resources WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

WIDE+ with many other Women’s Rights organisations express concern about lack of funding priority for women’s associations in FLOW programme

Many national, regional and global women’s rights networks and foundations have sent a letter to the Dutch Minister to express concern about the allocation of scare resources that will result in crippling the global women’s rights movement. An excerpt of the letter: “the decision to only fund nine projects in this new round - out … Continue reading WIDE+ with many other Women’s Rights organisations express concern about lack of funding priority for women’s associations in FLOW programme