Join or Support the “She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative” against Trump’s Global Gag Rule

As civil society organizations, we applaud the Dutch government initiative She Decides and stand united in opposition to the US Global Gag Rule that President Trump reinstated this month. Please join the initiative and sign the petition as association or donate for associations affected by the Global Gag Rule: http://www.shedecides.eu/(to donate) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyNYolqqBBVwoYjhp3FBtAh8zc5uo5sDQ-DhofUzc0IZiSIg/viewform (to sign the … Continue reading Join or Support the “She Decides – Global Fundraising Initiative” against Trump’s Global Gag Rule

WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

WIDE+ proposes measures to improve situation of women refugees in Europe and Turkey As a feminist network WIDE + is very concerned about the vulnerable situation of women refugees in Europe and in Turkey. WIDE+ has therefore asked United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and UN Women to check how gender sensitive measures are implemented. WIDE+ … Continue reading WIDE+ Newsletter May 2016

CAWN and WIDE+ call on European Parliamentarians to pressure El Salvador to end ban on Abortion

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

CSW 2016 Stepped It Up for Gender Equality and a Planet 50-50 by 2030. What now?

Janice G Foerde The milestone sixtieth session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 14-24 March 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York City. It was the largest CSW ever. Over 120 government ministers and deputy or vice ministers, 1,825 senior officials and parliamentarians participated together with about 4,100 … Continue reading CSW 2016 Stepped It Up for Gender Equality and a Planet 50-50 by 2030. What now?

Analysis on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

WIDE+ member and researcher Christa Wichterich has written a 40 page analysis on current debates and theoretical views on womens' Sexual and Reproductive rights. Women’s bodies have regularly been – and still are – the central target of conservative and fundamentalist ideology and praxis. Although the individual right to self-determination has always been shaped by social … Continue reading Analysis on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Turning Promises into Progress – joint GADN GAPS and UKSRHR network report

2015 represents an important moment for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. It is twenty years since the landmark Beijing Conference on Women and fifteen years since the ground-breaking United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted. In light of these key milestones and as the post-2015 development … Continue reading Turning Promises into Progress – joint GADN GAPS and UKSRHR network report

Impressions of the CSW 58th Session

By Janice Goodson Foerde, KULU The Commission on the Status of Women’s 58th Session (CSW) took place in NYC in March, 2014. It was once again a session filled with a mix of suspense, frustrations, and good experiences. The session was supposed to end at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 22, but an extra 8 … Continue reading Impressions of the CSW 58th Session