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
Written by Gea Meijers To read this article as PDF: WIDEatEUCELACSEMINAR_2016 As part of the ongoing exchange between the European Union member states and countries in the Caribbean and Latin-America, a seminar was held around international women’s day to share information and experiences on how to economically empower women. The seminar was hosted by the European … Continue reading WIDE+ participated in EU-CELAC Seminar on Gender Equality and Women’s economic Empowerment, 7-8 March 2016
Amnesty International report: Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe Governments and aid agencies are failing to provide even basic protections to women refugees travelling from Syria and Iraq. Amnesty International interviewed 40 refugee women and girls in northern Europe last month who travelled from Turkey to Greece … Continue reading Resources WIDE+ Newsletter, March 2016
Almost two years ago five women’s rights, gender and development organisations in five different countries started the Grundtvig-project “Economic Literacy across Europe: Exchange and Cooperation to Promote a Feminist Approach in Adult Education”. They are all WIDE+ members and involved other member associations and individuals into the project as experts to their meetings. The associations … Continue reading Tools for feminist economy literacy, by WIDE+ members
WIDE+ has shared it critical reflections and key recommendations to enhance the new World Bank Group’s (WBG) strategy on Gender Equality with the WBG 14 years after their previous strategy on gender mainstreaming, the WBG has decided to develop a new Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. Even though in its Concept Note the WBG states its … Continue reading Critical reflections and key recommendations for WB’s new Gender Equality Strategy
In their recently launched magazine ’European Women’s Voice: Women’s Economic Independence in Times of Austerity’, the European Women's Lobby has included an article by WIDE+ members Patricia Muñoz Cabrera and Virginia López Calvo. The piece is available on page 35, and we reproduce it below in full. As has been demonstrated, structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) … Continue reading The globalization of structural adjustment programmes: Lessons from feminists and women in the Global South
WIDE+ and many others have signed on to the statement prepared by feminists and allies at the Financial Transparency Coalition and Latindadd Conference “Hidden Money, Hidden Resources: Financing Development with Transparency” Lima, 14 – 15 October 2014. The loss of tax revenues due to international tax evasion and avoidance significantly reduces the funds available to … Continue reading Tackle the links between illicit capital flows, tax policies and gender justice!