Gadnetwork’s new addition to the Feminist Development Alternatives series

WIDE+ member GADNETWORK UK has published a new issue in their Feminist Development Alternatives series. “Advancing feminist alternatives in the context of neoliberalism” discusses how breaking down the gender division in primary responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work is crucial to any vision of a feminist development paradigm. The authors, Francesca Rhodes and Chiara … Continue reading Gadnetwork’s new addition to the Feminist Development Alternatives series

Read the GADN Briefing: Making Trade Work For Gender

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

Join WIDE+ and sign the global statement for a binding human rights treaty for (Trans)National Companies

The Treaty Alliance, a global movement for a binding Treaty has launched a public statement that can be signed by associations and individuals. The statement calls on states to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The final … Continue reading Join WIDE+ and sign the global statement for a binding human rights treaty for (Trans)National Companies

Workshop 2: Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism

The spaces for civil society are shrinking, not only in terms of reducing political and public rights but also shrinking financial resources. At the same time there is an ideological backlash that is in particularly directed towards progressive women’s rights advocates. How do the two developments interrelate and what can we do to counter them? listen to audio: … Continue reading Workshop 2: Austerity, pressure on public dissent and rising neo- conservatism: shrinking spaces for feminist activism