Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development

WIDE+ as member of the CPDE Feminist Constituency calls for a stronger implementation of gender equality and women’s rights within the Global Partnership in Development. The Feminist Constituency published their women_s_forum_statment_nairobi_2016 for the HLM2. Key points of the statement is the call from Feminist, women’s rights and gender equality advocates for redistributive justice and the eradication of all … Continue reading Feminist Constituency call for a stronger implementation of women’s rights in Global Partnership in Development

Workshop 3: Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?

What are the potentials and constraints of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to realize women’s rights and transform unequal gender relations? The workshop will offer a space for critical reflection, provide elements for systemic change, as well as for strategizing on feminist advocacy at European level. listen to audio: Speakers Marion Sharples, Coordinator at the … Continue reading Workshop 3: Sustainable development goals: a tool for systemic change on feminist principles?

The first Financing for Development review Forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes for Women’s Human Rights

The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up was  held from 18 to 20 April 2016, but it did not bring results. Despite ongoing negotiations between governments, the meeting did not produce any substantive outcomes. The outcome document provides four articles that basically affirms the current process and agenda.  As one CSO report described it, it “ended … Continue reading The first Financing for Development review Forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes for Women’s Human Rights

WIDE+ attends the CPDE meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 19-22 January 2016

By Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta WIDE+ participated in CPDE`s (Civil Society Organisations Partnership for Development Effectiveness) 7th Coordination meeting, which was preluded by a Strategic Planning workshop. These events were planned to take place at the end of 2015 but were postponed to January 2016 due to the Paris terrorist attacks and the following security alert … Continue reading WIDE+ attends the CPDE meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 19-22 January 2016

Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, including WIDE+, responses to the Sustainable Development Goals

From 25-27 September 2015, the UN member states adopted the Outcome document of the Sustainable Development Goals. Women’s associations and networks worldwide, including WIDE+, reiterate our concern that the Sustainable Development Goals, Targets and Means of Implementation continue to fall short of a global agenda that addresses systemic imbalances, inequalities, and discrimination, rooted in gender … Continue reading Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, including WIDE+, responses to the Sustainable Development Goals

WIDE+ Newsletter 3b, August 2015, SPECIAL EDITION, with: SDGs and Women’s Political Participation, Greece, CEDAW and Development, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

GADN Recommendations to Measuring progress on women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs A new publication by the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Participation and Leadership Working Group proposes global indicators to effectively track progress made on implementing the SDGs between now and 2030. Written by Abigail Hunt and Maria Vlahakis. https://wideplus.org/gadnetwork-recommendations-to-measuring-progress-on-womens-participation-and-leadership-in-the-sdgs/ WIDE … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter 3b, August 2015, SPECIAL EDITION, with: SDGs and Women’s Political Participation, Greece, CEDAW and Development, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

WIDE+ joins global statement: not to the Post-2015 Development Agenda becoming a new vehicle for privatization

26 June, 2015 Transnational companies are not accountable to binding treaties for their role in human rights abuses, while some private sector actors are responsible for a range of systemic human rights abuses. At the same time the push for many global trade deals -and investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms that are included- undermine the sovereignty … Continue reading WIDE+ joins global statement: not to the Post-2015 Development Agenda becoming a new vehicle for privatization