Making Trade Work for Gender Equality

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. If trade policies are designed without taking into account their gender-specific outcomes, these policies risk magnifying existing gender gaps.

Closing gender gaps in the economic ​domain will not only advance women’s economic empowerment but also support progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs.

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