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Call for Papers: Thematic Issue WCP

Making Trade Agreements Work for Women Empowerment:

Authors

  • Amrita Bahri ITAM

Abstract

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

Author Biography

Amrita Bahri, ITAM

Associate Professor of Law, ITAM; Co-Chair for Mexico, WTO Chair Program.

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Keywords:

gender mainstreaming, trade agreements, women empowerment, shortcomings