b_170_0_16777215_00_images_fotos_2018_Womensrightsandtrade2018.jpg Joint Position Paper calls on the EU to move beyond voluntary gender articles in EU trade agreements

(4.6.2018) In this joint position paper “Women’s rights and Trade: Time for a radical shift”,  CONCORD, the European Confederation for Relief and Development that represents 2.600 NGOs in Europe, and WIDE+ reflect on the recent policy developments to promote women’s rights in EU’s trade policies.

(4.5.2018) As the European Commission has released its Communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027), WIDE+, Care, DSW, EWL, IPPF European Network, One, Plan International, Kvinna till Kvinna, World Vision and WAGGS express their concerns that gender equality is not addressed as a key political priority.

They call on the European Parliament and the Member States, in the further elaboration of the future EU budget, to safeguard the promotion and protection of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights.

(15.3.2018) In a briefing paper, the case is made for a gender-responsive EU planning and budgeting in the context of the preparation of the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

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


b_170_0_16777215_00_images_logos_international_eu_flag_co_funded_re-Erasmusplus.jpgSeveral 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.

(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.