On International Women’s Day, March 8 2017, a fire was set at a safe home for girls Guatemala, immediately killing 19 girls. Since then, at least another 21 have died as a result of their injuries and many more continue to be hospitalized. On the eve of the fire, 50 girls tried to escape from … Continue reading WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.
The Central America Women’s Network (CAWN) and Women in Development Europe (WIDE+) have asked European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to have an open debate in its Legislative Assembly to change the legislation that bans abortion under all circumstances. MEP Members of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will come together on 16-18 … Continue reading CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion
WIDE+ joins International condemn of the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras Berta Cáceres, a Lenca woman, 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 … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter March 2016
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
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
"Ecuador is currently in turmoil. Thousands of people are protesting proposed constitutional amendments, the expansion of the oil frontier, mining projects, changes to water and education policy, labour laws and pensions, a proposed “Free Trade Agreement” (FTA) with the European Union (EU), and increasing repression of freedom of speech, among other things. The government’s response? … Continue reading Women’s rights organizations very concerned about police and military brutality in Equador
Members and representatives of diverse collectives and organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, who are meeting in Brussels have sent an open letter to all governments attending the second EU-CELAC summit. The CSOs organized and participated in the Days of Mobilization for Peoples Sovereignty against TNC Corporate power and the Architecture of … Continue reading Open letter to EU-CELAC Summit