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
This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet. Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, … Continue reading Read the WIDE+ Gender and EU Trade Position Paper
Gea Meijers, spoke, on behalf of WIDE+ Gender and trade Working Group, at the European Parliament Hearing, organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (women's rights & gender equality and international trade). To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDEEP2017. To listen to the hearing at the stream Committee FEMM and INTA at the EU Parliament.
For a feminist analysis of TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations between the US and EU, WIDE+ member Le Monde selon les femmes have published this paper (in French): http://www.mondefemmes.be/genre-actus_ttip-femmes-genre.htm
Feminism must be more political in confronting the current multiple crises. This is the key message from the international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe” which took place in Brussels 24-25 October 2017. Over two days, around 170 gender rights activists, professionals and academics from 31 countries came together across … Continue reading Final Conference Statement is available
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Listen to the workshop hier: This workshop discussed the impact of EU-Africa trade agreements, namely EPAs, that have been negotiated over the past years on women’s livelihoods and poverty in Africa. Approaches of grassroots resistance against neoliberal free trade regimes in Africa and Europe were explored, and feminist demands highlighted. Speakers: Janice G. Foerde, director at gender … Continue reading Workshop 9: EU-Africa trade agreements: drivers for development or more poverty?