Workshop, “Women’s migration between agency, exploitation and resistance”, 9.00-12.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium, organized by WIDE+ and LMsF

This workshop will address several aspects related to women’s rights, gender and migration. It will involve both Erasmus+ and OSF project participants as well as Belgian local NGO and women’s associations’ representatives. This session aims at exchanging findings, views and experiences from different perspectives and countries in order to inform, highlight trends and challenges, and … Continue reading Workshop, “Women’s migration between agency, exploitation and resistance”, 9.00-12.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium, organized by WIDE+ and LMsF

WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.

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.

Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence

Join WIDE+ and others to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. When ratified, the Convention will be a powerful binding tool to fight violence against women and girls. It will give legal power, attention, and funding to efforts to stop and punish rape, beatings, exploitation and … Continue reading Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence

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?