Join WIDE+ as a member

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You can join WIDE+ and become a member of the network as individual or as association. If you want become one of the founding members, you need to send in the membershipform before 28 October 2014 to: info@wide-network.org. Your application well then be treated at the first WIDE+ General Assembly held on 30 October in Berne, Switzerland.

WIDE+ membership means you:
-endorse the aims and activities of the association;
-commit to support aims and objectives with resources (including volunteering time, money and material support).

Annual Fees are for individuals at minimum € 25 and as maximum € 200. For associations the minimum fee is € 100 and maximum € 500.

WIDE+ membership gives you the right:
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to vote at the WIDE+ General Assembly and to actively take part in the network as well as benefit from its activities and information shared. Members can join or set up Ad hoc Working Groups and put themselves forward as candidates to the Board and Caucus.

You can download the application form here: WIDE+ membership form.

WIDE+ General Assembly, Bern, Switzerland, 30 October 2014

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WIDE+ Founding General Assembly is held on 30 October in Bern, Switzerland. The General Assembly will establish WIDE+ network as association registered in Belgium. It will adopt the constitution and elect the board and caucus members. The new WIDE+-structure has 2 main decision-making bodies: the caucus and the board. The caucus will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the network while the board will be responsible for the related financial and executive governance.

The General Assembly will also adopt the members of the network.

For further information and registration one can contact: Gea Meijers at info[at]wide-network.org.

Conference ‘Gender@sustainability’, Bern, Switzerland, 31 October 2014

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Feminist Perspectives on Responses to the Crises in Ecology and (Care) Economy

WIDE Switzerland is organizing this one day conference. The international agenda and national policy debates have been dominated by the discourses on sustainability as a response to the ongoing crises. But what exactly does sustainability encompass and what influence does it have on the global regimes? Who has the power to de/regulate and what kind of logic is hiding behind it? Can we speak of a sustainable development at all, when visions of statehood, democracy and our common future seem to disregard gender justice?

Is sustainability a viable ‘domain’ for gender justice? What do feminist perspectives on work and standard of living, on social security and justice disclose on the processes of development and sustainability? Can they influence these processes?

Experts at the WIDE conference analyse the responses to the economic and ecological crises and reflect on the social consequences. Researchers, activists and interested parties are welcome to participate in the discussions.

Program: http://www.wide-network.ch/program_gender_sustainability_en.pdf

More inforation: http://www.wide-network.ch/en/Gender_at_Sustainability/index.php

WIDE+ Newsletter January-May 2014 Published

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Read the articles on the blog or download the PDF version:WIDE+2014_1

The latest WIDE+ newsletter brings you articles and news about:

Feminist demands for a post 2015 Development http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/feminist-demands-for-post-2015-development/

Institutional Violence against women in Spain http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/institutional-violence-against-women-in-spain/

WIDE+ at the 1st Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High-Level Meeting in Mexico http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/wide-at-the-1st-global-partnership-for-effective-development-cooperation-high-level-meeting-in-mexico/

WIDE+ participated in international feminist meeting ‘Together, for a global feminist struggle’, San Salvador, 19-23 May 2014 http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/wide-participated-in-international-feminist-meeting-together-for-a-global-feminist-struggle-san-salvador-19-23-may-2014/

International Conference ‘The European Economic Crisis and its consequences for women’, March 2014 http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/international-conference-the-european-economic-crisis-and-its-consequences-for-women-march-2014/

KULU Impressions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 58th Session, 2014 http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/kulu-impressions-of-the-un-commission-on-the-status-of-womens-58th-session-2014/

Founding General Assembly WIDE+ will be held on 30 October 2014 http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/about/founding-general-assembly-wide-will-be-held-on-30-october-2014/

Building an Inclusive Media: report workshop co-hosted by the Central America Women’s Network and Frauensolidarität http://wideplusnetwork.wordpress.com/news/building-an-inclusive-media-report-workshop-co-hosted-by-the-central-america-womens-network-and-frauensolidaritat/

European Union News, WIDE+ member News, Other News and Resources

International Conference and Consultation “Beijing+20 Meets Post-2015”, 20 October, UN City, Copenhagen organized by KULU

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An International Conference back-to-back with a Women’s Rights Consultation and Coordination Meeting will be organized by WIDE+ member KULU. It is the core of phase 2 of KULU’s debate and advocacy project ”Beijing+20 Meets Post-2015 – Global Alliance and Action for Progress Until and After 2015”. It will be a Danish contribution to a critical celebration and monitoring of Beijing+20 and an input to the subsequent European “Beijing+20 NGO Forum for the ECE region” held from 3-5 November in Geneva.

The purpose of the conference and smaller Women’s Rights Consultation is to focus on the Beijing+20 process and the work of strategy and alliance building in order to fast forward the women’s rights and gender equality agenda and link it with the other parallel UN processes, in cooperation with partners. The conferences aims to contribute as well to an evaluation of the Millennium development Goals implementation and to the post-2015 development process.

The conference is being organized in cooperation with UN Women’s Nordic Office and the UN Association of Denmark
Venue: UN City, Copenhagen, DK.

Dates: Conference – 20 October; Women’s Rights Consultation – 21 October.
Further information and registration: http://www.kulu.dk/english