Recent developments around the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Action to get last donor to withdraw from Megadam project Two funders are withdrawing from the project that probably costed Berta's life. The Dutch funder FMO and Finnish bank have decided to suspend its financial support to the project.  More details can be found here: http://www.fmo.nl/k/n1771/news/view/28133/20819/fmo-suspends-all-activities-in-honduras-effective-immediately.html http://www.development-today.com/magazine/Frontpage/finnfund_suspends_disbursements_to_honduran_dam_project There is still one donor supporting the project. FOE International is … Continue reading Recent developments around the assassination of Berta Cáceres

WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, indigenous leader and spokeperson for more than 20 years of the Civic Council of Popular and Inigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras - Copinh), was murdered on 3rd March while she was resting in her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, about 188 km from Tegucigalpa, by … Continue reading WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras

New Publications, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

Equality Now Advocacy Report: Reviewing sex discrimination in the law In the advocacy reports “Words and Deeds — Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing Review Process”, published in 1999, 2004, 2010 and 2015, Equality Now highlights a sampling of explicitly discriminatory laws relating to: marital status, and economic status and in addressing violence against women. … Continue reading New Publications, Newsletter May 2015, issue 2

The role of TNCs and trade agreements in the recent disaster in Atacama, Chile

Recently, an active WIDE+ member, Patricia Muñoz, visited the Atacama region in Chile, a region devastated by abnormal rain floods and mud avalanches. There she spoke to women from two nodes of La Via Campesina movement: ANAMURI and RATMURI. ANAMURI is an organisation of women grassroots workers (indigenous, migrant, poor women in rural and urban … Continue reading The role of TNCs and trade agreements in the recent disaster in Atacama, Chile