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

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