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Gender and Trade

Dates:
  • Wed 08 May 2019 09.00 - 18.00
  • Thu 09 May 2019 09.00 - 18.00
  • Fri 10 May 2019 09.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-08 9:00 2019-05-10 18:00 Europe/Paris Gender and Trade

Economic and social development has contributed to narrowing the gender gap in many areas, such as primary education. These shifts, in many ways, were the results of focused polices and budget allocation for gender equality, which, in turn, were often the outcome of feminist movements.

Trade policy is not gender neutral. The distributional outcomes of trade vary between women and men, since they play different roles in society and in the economy, and they enjoy different opportunities. Moreover, women are not a homogenous group and, therefore, they are differently impacted by trade depending on their income, position in the labour market, educational level, ethnicity, etc.

If trade policies are designed without taking into account varied outcomes, including gender specific outcomes, they risk magnifying existing gender gaps instead of bridging them. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how trade policies can become inclusive and beneficial for all and contribute to women’s economic empowerment. However, a key consideration to keep in mind is that a more gender equal world cannot be achieved without coherence and cooperation between policies and stakeholders. Without adequate education, access to productive resources - such as land and credit, and time availability, women will not be able to fully benefit from the opportunities offered by expanded trade.

Participants will learn:

• the links between trade, gender and development
• current trends on gender mainstreaming in policy making and policy implementation
• the diverse ways in which women participate in production and trade, including through global value chains
• the role of institutions and market partners in supporting women as economic actors and in promoting gender equality
• good practices in designing programmes and initiatives to promote women’s participation in trade and their economic empowerment

Fees: 1,300 € (10% reduction for early registrations, for applications received by 28th February)

A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs.

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.

A limited number of scholarships, will be available on merit or needs basis.

The deadline for applications is 1st April 2019.

Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Economic and social development has contributed to narrowing the gender gap in many areas, such as primary education. These shifts, in many ways, were the results of focused polices and budget allocation for gender equality, which, in turn, were often the outcome of feminist movements.

Trade policy is not gender neutral. The distributional outcomes of trade vary between women and men, since they play different roles in society and in the economy, and they enjoy different opportunities. Moreover, women are not a homogenous group and, therefore, they are differently impacted by trade depending on their income, position in the labour market, educational level, ethnicity, etc.

If trade policies are designed without taking into account varied outcomes, including gender specific outcomes, they risk magnifying existing gender gaps instead of bridging them. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how trade policies can become inclusive and beneficial for all and contribute to women’s economic empowerment. However, a key consideration to keep in mind is that a more gender equal world cannot be achieved without coherence and cooperation between policies and stakeholders. Without adequate education, access to productive resources - such as land and credit, and time availability, women will not be able to fully benefit from the opportunities offered by expanded trade.

Participants will learn:

• the links between trade, gender and development
• current trends on gender mainstreaming in policy making and policy implementation
• the diverse ways in which women participate in production and trade, including through global value chains
• the role of institutions and market partners in supporting women as economic actors and in promoting gender equality
• good practices in designing programmes and initiatives to promote women’s participation in trade and their economic empowerment

Fees: 1,300 € (10% reduction for early registrations, for applications received by 28th February)

A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs.

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.

A limited number of scholarships, will be available on merit or needs basis.

The deadline for applications is 1st April 2019.


Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Executive Training Seminar
 
 
 

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