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

Resources WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

EP study on feminist NGOs in the EU Upon request by the FEMM Committee of the European Parliament, this report examines the activities of new feminist organisations in the EU which emerged, physically and on-line, since 2010. It is based on case studies in seven EU countries as well as a literature review to provide … Continue reading Resources WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

WIDE+ and nearly 500 other CSOs express alarm over neoliberal policies promoted at the Nairobi Ministerial of WTO

WIDE+ together with members of 453 civil society organizations including trade unions, environmentalists, farmers, development advocates, and public interest groups from over 150 countries, have express extreme alarm about the current situation of the negotiations in the WTO through a public letter. The CSOs urge governments to take seriously the need for the Nairobi Ministerial … Continue reading WIDE+ and nearly 500 other CSOs express alarm over neoliberal policies promoted at the Nairobi Ministerial of WTO