Thematic Working Groups

WIDE+ is  inviting activists, researchers, students, NGOs, experts, volunteers, and others to one of the thematic Working Groups (WGs) to join the work done by WIDE+ individual members, members associations and others

One can currently join the following WGs:
– Trade and gender WG
– Migration  and gender WG
– Beijing+20 WG
– Post- 2015 Development agenda and women’s human rights WG

What is a Thematic WG?

A thematic Working Group shares information and can engage in joint advocacy work and/or collective analysis building at European level, like jointly developing a position paper or statement or developing a workshop proposal for one of WIDE+ meetings. It is up to the interest of Working Group members to shape the agenda of the Group; WIDE+ Caucus and Board offer support and coordinate the work of WGs with the overall strategic direction of WIDE+.

Most communication of Working Groups takes place online, through skype and email. Phone is a possibility too. WIDE+ is raising budget to enable Working Group members to come to or set up face-to-face meetings.

Working Groups are for active WIDE+ members and non-members. At minimum, a member of the group can expect an online meeting once every couple of months.

Current Thematic Working Groups:

– Trade and gender WG

This Working Group monitors EU trade policy from a feminist perspective, develops public positions and analysis on EU trade and gender issues.

You can contact: gendertrade@wideplus.info for more information and when you are interested to take part.

– Migration and gender WG

This working group is currently developing a project that highlights innovate solutions and practices to support female migrants and refugees throughout Europe.

You can contact: wgmigration@wideplus.info for more information and when you are interested to take part.

– Beijing+20 WG

This working group reflects on the women’s human rights paradigm as formulated in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This working group is seeking additional participants in order to start collaborating together.

You can contact: info@wide-network.org for more information and when you are interested to take part.

-Post- 2015 Development agenda and women’s human rights WG

This working group shares its experiences (including the contributions by WIDE+) in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda, Financing for Development Agenda and any upcoming process at EU level on development policy and gender. It will meet again through skype after summer to share information on these agenda’s at European level.

You can contact: Meijers23@zonnet.nl for more information and when you are interested to take part.

 

New Thematic Working Groups can be formed. For any further information, please write to; info@wide-network.org which is currently managed by Evgenia Ivanova.

2 thoughts on “Thematic Working Groups

  1. Very good to get to know one feminist association that seems to be so active. I am a Brazilian researcher and feminist beginning my PhD in Berlin with the focus on women’s access to natural resources and would like to know how to participate in the working groups.

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