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MORE FEMINISTS IN THE MEDIA! Join WIDE's Friends in the Media Network!


WIDE invites journalists to join our ‘Friends in the Media Network’. This is a network WIDE is setting up to provide better access to information to journalists who want to report on women’s rights, development, economic and trade issues; are truly open to critical reflection and daring enough to ask the difficult questions and propose alternative approaches to existing dominant trade patterns in the economic mainstream.

By becoming one of WIDE’s Friends in the Media, you will gain access to:

- The latest information – you will recieve insider information on WIDE’s debates with the European Institutions. Our friends in the media will be the first one to be informed about WIDE’s most recent reports, publications, conferences and relevant events in our field of work
- Exclusive interviews – better opportunities to exclusively interview some of the most prominent gender/ development experts who prove to be relevant for your work;
- Sound expertise – WIDE’s global network of experts on gender, trade and development from Europe and the global South will be always happy to assist you in your work by providing you with the most up-to-date and relevant analysis and information;
- Thought provoking discussions – you can join informal breakfasts organized by WIDE Secretariat in Brussels or other informal meetings with representatives of WIDE’s platforms in your region, raising debates on the most cutting-edge gender issues in the current development and trade policies;

There is no country in the world where women have the same rights and opportunities as men do. Women represent 70% of the world’s poor and 64% of illiterary adults; girls represent 60% of children not in primary school. Women disproportionately suffer from hunger, disease, effects of environmental degradation, insecure employment, social injustice, and impoverishment. WIDE has dedicated itself, for nearly 25 years now, to promoting women’s rights and advancing a gender equality perspective to the international economic and development policies and practices. Together with our regional and national platforms in many European countries, we strive for a world based on gender equality and social justice that ensures equal rights for all, as well as equal access to resources and opportunities in all spheres of political, social and economic life

In the context of current world financial and economic crisis it is more than ever urgent to promote alternative policy approaches that focus on sustainable, gender equitable and a rights based economic and development architecture. The Friends in the Media Network has been created to meet the need of bringing to the foreground of public debates the core issues related to women’s rights, development and trade.

We would be pleased if you would accept our invitation to join ‘Friends in the Media Network’.

For registration, please follow the link below and fill in your details. It is easy and takes couple of minutes!

In case one of your colleagues is interested in covering gender, trade and development issues, we would appreciate it if you could forward this invitation to her/ him.

We look forward to being further in touch with you!