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South-South Dialogue on International Trade and Gender

In cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, GST Working Group hosted a South-South Dialogue on trade, gender and social inclusion.

We presented research and studies commissioned by the GST Working Group to facilitate knowledge-sharing on GESI and trade and networking among stakeholders in the Global South. The online event was part of UN ECLAC's Symposium on International Trade and Gender in a post COVID-19 World which reached more than 500 women and men from 65 countries.

Advancing Gender Equality through Voluntary Standards (09/20)

One way to contribute to women’s empowerment in international trade and gender equality are voluntary sustainability standards. They have emerged as one of the main tools used to articulate, encourage and enforce sustainable and ethical practices in global value chains. READ MORE

Guidance Note - Data Analysis for Gender and Trade Assessments (09/20)

GST Working Group commissioned a Guideline on data analysis for gender and trade assessments to show how policy makers and advisors in developing countries can use nationally available data for assessing distributional effects of international trade at the country level. READ MORE

Primer on Gender and Trade (2020)

How has the regulation of international trade evolved and why is there are need for gender inequality and social inclusion to be addressed in rule-making for international trade? A basic ‘crossover’ guide for audiences based in two very different domains of policymaking: trade policymakers and negotiators on the one hand and gender equality ministries and civil society stakeholders, on the other. READ MORE

Genre et Commerce - Un Guide (2020)

UN WOMEN, From Insight to Action. Gender Equality in the Wake of COVID-19. UN (2020)

International Trade Centre, Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements. ITC, Geneva (2020)

Collection of resources and current reporting on gender and
gender data related to COVID-19
(click here)

OECD, Women at the core of the fight against COVID-19 crisis (2020)

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UN, Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, United Nations (2020)


World Bank, Women, Business and the Law 2020 (2020)


CEPAL, Herramientas de política comercial para contribuir
a la igualdad de género
, Alicia Frohmann, our GESI Expert (2019)

GST - Working Group

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