Gender equality and trade

06-03-2018

Trade liberalisation has a gender-differentiated impact. The EU, which is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all policies, has established specific mechanisms in its bilateral trade agreements to enforce women's labour rights, and monitor the gender impact of the agreement. Parliament is due to discuss an own-initiative report during its March plenary session asking for those to be reinforced.

Trade liberalisation has a gender-differentiated impact. The EU, which is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all policies, has established specific mechanisms in its bilateral trade agreements to enforce women's labour rights, and monitor the gender impact of the agreement. Parliament is due to discuss an own-initiative report during its March plenary session asking for those to be reinforced.