GADIP Report available from International Conference “Gender, Refugees and Security”, 21-22 October, 2016, Sweden

WIDE+ member GADIP published its gadip_rapport_20170201 from the conference that was held 21-22 October, 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Approximately 70 participants, from academia and various non-governmental organizations participated. GADIP was established to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between researchers and practitioners. The main focus of the conference was the ongoing ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe. The … Continue reading GADIP Report available from International Conference “Gender, Refugees and Security”, 21-22 October, 2016, Sweden

Report available of #WomensVoices, European Open Space with female refugee and migrant activists, 14 November 2016

wideopenspace_migration2016_report This report reflects the rich discussion of 50 representatives from national and regional women’s rights associations, grassroots women refugee associations and organizations working with women migrants and refugees based in 35 countries in Europe and beyond. It provides concrete recommendations for policy makers, human rights activists and women’s rights associations to improve the asylum … Continue reading Report available of #WomensVoices, European Open Space with female refugee and migrant activists, 14 November 2016

#womensvoices – refugee and migrant women activists across Europe

WIDE+ is celebrating International Migrant’s Day that took place on 18 December with publishing this video that highlights the importance of the voices, challenges and experiences of female refugees and migrants. The video offers a reflection on the WIDE+ open space that was part of an Advocacy and Strategy workshop 14-15 November in Brussels, Belgium, … Continue reading #womensvoices – refugee and migrant women activists across Europe

European strategy and advocacy workshop with refugee and migrant women

Ending violence against refugee women and girls “From words to action: #womensvoices call for European change”  Introduction: As a follow-up project to the "Movements, borders, rights? Feminist Perspectives on Global issues in Europe" conference on 24/25 October in Brussels; and to the EWL/WRC #womensvoices report with policy recommendations to promote the rights of women refugees … Continue reading European strategy and advocacy workshop with refugee and migrant women

Join WIDE+ petition to call for the release of Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı

WIDE+ strongly condemns the unlawful arrests of Diyarbakir’s Co-Mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı and demands their immediate release. They were arrested on 30 October, after having been detained for five days on 'terrorism' charges. Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı are crucial figures in a political movement that tries to find peaceful solutions to the … Continue reading Join WIDE+ petition to call for the release of Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı

Workshop 6: Who cares for whom? Asylum and refugee rights

This workshop discussed different policy opportunities to promote the rights of women refugees such as the Istanbul Convention (articles 59-61), codes of conduct, and strategies to engender asylum policies among others. Speakers: Pierrette Pape, policy & campaigns director at EWL (moderator) Mary Collins, senior policy & advocacy coordinator EWL (speaker) Milena Wegelin, project leader Terres … Continue reading Workshop 6: Who cares for whom? Asylum and refugee rights

Workshop 1: Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights

Right wing populism is on the rise in western and eastern Europe. The workshop explores the interwovenness of racism and anti-feminism, of nationalistic and xenophobic discourses. What are counter-arguments and counter-strategies? How to overcome the growing polarization of societies? Speakers: Klaus Linsenmeier, director Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union (moderator) Kinga Lohmann, executive Director Karat Coalition Poland (speaker) … Continue reading Workshop 1: Right wing populism: a threat to gender equality and women’s rights