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WIDE+ Conference 2018: Democracy and equality beyond borders

Promoting and strengthening asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women´s rights

Several events focusing on different aspects and issues related to gender and migration will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 6, 7 and 8 March 2018. These activities are organised by Le Monde selon les femmes in cooperation with WIDE+ in the framework of two projects co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations.

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20. Feber 2018|Bericht, Publikation|Themen: , |

GADN: Making trade work for gender equality

(July 2017) With Agenda 2030, governments have pledged to advance gender equality and empower women and girls.

At the same time, they have committed to strengthening international trade and using it as a means to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a way that is consistent with existing commitments, including those on women´s rights, and that respects each country´s right to implement policies for sustanaible development.

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10. Juli 2017|Publikation, Stellungnahme|Themen: , |

How to transform EU trade policy to protect women’s rights

WIDE+ Gender and Trade 2017 Position Paper

(30.6.2017) This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective.

It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet.

Its neoliberal core makes livelihoods more precarious, enhances inequalities, fosters financialisation of the economy, reduces access to medicines, undermines food sovereignty, and threatens environmental sustainability.

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30. Juni 2017|Publikation, Stellungnahme|Themen: , |

WIDE Erasmus+ project: The Europe we want?

Feminist approaches to gender, migration, and democracy

WIDE (Austria) project within the frame of Erasmus+ / Strategic Partnerships

In cooperation with four partner organisations from the European WIDE+ network, WIDE carries out an Erasmus+ project (2016-18) with the aim to strengthen anti-racist feminist approaches within adult education on global/development issues.

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8. Mai 2017|Arbeitsschwerpunkte|Themen: |

Development Effectiveness: Women´s Forum Statement

(Nairobi, 30.11. 2016) As feminist, women’s rights and gender equality advocates we reaffirm our vision as highlighted in the Key Asks of the CPDE Feminist Constituency for the Nairobi High-Level Meeting, of a world where aid is no longer necessary. Where unequal power relations and undemocratic distribution of wealth and structures of injustices all forms of violence and war are transformed to create new forms of relations based on equality, dignity, respect and human rights that enhance solidarity, equity, inclusion, non-subordination and justice for all.

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20. Dezember 2016|Publikation, Stellungnahme|Themen: , |

Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe

WIDE+ Press Release

(1.11.2016) Feminism must be more political in confronting the current multiple crises. This is the key message from the international conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe” which took place in Brussels 24-25 October 2017. The Conference was organized by Women In Development Europe+ (WIDE+) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).

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WIDE+ and EWL International Conference

Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe

24-25 October, 2016
in Brussels, Belgium

(4.7.2016) The world seems to be in turmoil, and Europe is deeply affected, as economic and political power is reconfiguring on a global scale. The recent Brexit is an expression of the deep divide in many countries, with right-wing populism on the rise. Years of austerity and market liberalisation politics have increased the social and economic precarity and feelings of insecurity.

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4. Juli 2016|Bericht, Publikation|Themen: , |

WIDE+ 2015 Report: Women’s rights need a transformation of the global development paradigm

(29.09.2015) The United Nations have adopted this weekend the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that set the global development agenda for the coming 15 years. The agenda is presented in conjunction with a “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action” that took place on Sunday, which aims to commit governments to accelerate implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) that member states adopted 20 years ago.

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30. September 2015|Broschüren & Print, Publikation|Themen: , |
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