Publication: Women’s Rights and Trade – Time for a radical shift

Publication: Women’s Rights and Trade – Time for a radical shift

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.

Challenges of Humanitarian and Developmental Action – Reporting back from Forum Espace Humanitaire

Challenges of Humanitarian and Developmental Action – Reporting back from Forum Espace Humanitaire

In January, CONCORD Director, Seamus Jefferson participated in the Forum Espace Humanitaire taking place in Annecy, France. During this meeting, delegates from the major humanitarian and development organisations have gathered to share views on today’s challenges of humanitarian and developmental action. Seamus’ intervention focuses on four main tasks for the sector.

A GAP in Political Will

European Commission’s new Framework for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in External EU policies leaves a large GAP in Political Will. (Brussels, 23/09/2015) Yesterday the European Commission published jointly with the European External Action Service a new...