Speaker, at UNFSS International Women's Day

Mexico - 8 March 2022

Trade topics: Gender and Trade, Sustainability

This event was organised by UNFSS on the International Women ́s Day – and themed "Stepping up Women ́s Economic Empowerment through Voluntary Sustainability Standards" hosted virtually on 8th March 2022.

Through this webinar, UNFSS aimed to grasp the effects of WEE through knowledge exchange and best practices with the premises to
1) facilitate better women employment conditions and training infrastructures,
2) facilitate women ́s access to credit for financial and agricultural inputs,
3) facilitate women ́s decision-making power through sustainability standards.

My intervention was focussed on answering: how can trade agreements help foster women empowerment? More specifically, what kinds of relevant provisions have already been included in existing FTAs, can you address any gaps where VSS can bridge?