Making trade work for women

Key findings from the 2022 World Trade Congress on Gender

Authored by: Anoush der Boghossian

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation
Region: No Region
Year: 2023
Citation: der Boghossian, Anoush. Making trade work for women: Key findings from the 2022 World Trade Congress on Gender. Geneva: World Trade Organization, 2023.

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Executive Summary

In December 2022, the WTO and the Hub organized the first international research conference to focus on trade and gender – the World Trade Congress on Gender. This event brought together eminent trade and gender experts to present cutting edge research in the field. It also provided a platform for researchers and policymakers to exchange views and build partnerships for further work.

This book builds on the research presented at this conference. It opens the door to new thinking about trade and gender and offers interesting perspectives on a variety of research topics, from gender provisions in trade agreements to ways in which women entrepreneurs have come together to support each other’s efforts to engage in international trade. The book demonstrates that major gaps still persist in gender equality, even as the WTO has taken important steps forward on how it tackles issues of trade and gender.