Director’s blog: In the coming months and years, key gender-related milestones will frame our agenda and the EU will have multiple opportunities to reiterate its pledges on gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. Following the EP elections and the recent designation of the European Commissioners, where do we stand?
Anne Pakoa, a vocal figure in Vanuatu’s civil society, exchanges views with CONCORD on the Pacific’s most pressing issues for future EU-ACP relations.
How will the EU commit to financing development? 2019 has seen progress towards a sustainable, human rights-based approach to spending our money where it is most needed. Now it’s time to recap.
CONCORD members gathered in Prague on 26 and 28 November to explore possibilities of a Cultural Shift in NGOs sector. In the current environment where Civil Society Organisations are challenged, criminalised and losing support from their governments and the citizens, the aim of Learning and Exchange Forum 2018 was to explore how and to what extent CSOs need to change their culture and sharpen their values to remain relevant and true to themselves.
Is the EU Gender Action Plan II actually transforming the lives of women and girls in the world? Has the lives of women and girls improved thanks to EU actions? With its report “Transforming lives: EU Gender Action Plan II – From Implementation to Impact”, CONCORD aims to demonstrate how the EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 is being implemented. Based on in-country research in Rwanda, Vietnam and Ghana, CONCORD report provides concrete recommendations on how to bring about a more impactful implementation of the Action Plan.
No EU trade policy is gender-neutral. Today, European decision-makers widely acknowledge that fact and recognises that this needs to be addressed. Gender receives more and more attention in trade agreements but there is still work to be done. In this publication, CONCORD and WIDE+ call for and explain why a fundamental shift is needed towards a EU trade policy which should give as much importance to human rights and environmental standards as to economic indicators.