New WIDE+ Briefing Paper on transforming EU Trade Policy to protect Women’s Rights (EN, DE, ES, FR)

Policy makers in and outside Europe have since 2017 discovered a gender divide in the trade policy and are starting to introduce specific policies to promote women’s economic empowerment. However these new policies and reflections fall short of a trade policy that effectively promotes and protects the rights of women. This briefing paper published by … Continue reading New WIDE+ Briefing Paper on transforming EU Trade Policy to protect Women’s Rights (EN, DE, ES, FR)

CONCORD-WIDE+ Joint Position Paper calls on the EU to move beyond voluntary gender articles in EU trade agreements

In this joint position paper "Women's rights and Trade: Time for a Radical Shift”,  CONCORD, the European Confederation for Relief and Development that represents 2.600 NGOs in Europe, with WIDE+ reflect on the recent policy developments to promote women’s rights in EU’s trade policies. It is a step forwards that the European Commission has committed … Continue reading CONCORD-WIDE+ Joint Position Paper calls on the EU to move beyond voluntary gender articles in EU trade agreements

European Parliament adopts resolution Gender in EU Trade Agreements

The European Parliament accepted today with great majority the draft motion: “Gender in EU Trade Agreements”. The motion was accepted by 512 MEPS, 107 were against, and there were 68 abstentions. WIDE+ has been a strong supporter for this resolutions and was thanked yesterday in the plenary of the European Parliament by Malin Björk, one … Continue reading European Parliament adopts resolution Gender in EU Trade Agreements

WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”

Women’s rights organisations and allies, including WIDE+, called on state parties to the World Trade Organisation to refrain from adopting the proposed “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment”. This declaration fails to address the adverse impact of WTO rules and instead appears to be designed to mask the failures of the WTO and … Continue reading WIDE+ together with more than 160 Civil Society associations called on Governments to reject the WTO Declaration on “Women’s Economic Empowerment”