Making Trade Agreements Work for Women Empowerment: How Does It Help, What Has Been Done, and What Remains Undone?
Mexico - 30 December 2021
Trade topics: Gender and Trade
Bahri, A. (2021). Making Trade Agreements Work for Women Empowerment:. Latin American Journal of Trade Policy, 4(11), 6 - 24. doi:10.5354/0719-9368.2021.65667
In the recent years, there has been an upsurge in the number of FTAs that are mainstreaming gender equality concerns in their trade agreements. But is gender mainstreaming enough, and does it mean that countries that ‘mainstream’ gender equality concerns in their trade agreements also ‘adopt’ actions to address these concerns? What is gender mainstreaming in trade policy context? How can trade agreements help in fostering women empowerment? What kinds of relevant provisions have already been included in existing trade agreements, and what remains undone? This article seeks to respond to these questions.