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Supporting Trade and Gender Equality: Operationalizing the Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda

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Supporting Trade and Gender Equality: Operationalizing the Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda

Published: July 2, 2012

Recent high-level commitment to tackling gender inequality and supporting women’s economic empowerment should be celebrated. But real change happens when these commitments are translated into on-the-ground initiatives that empower women to engage with and benefit from economic opportunities. Trade facilitation, infrastructure and logistics initiatives provide an entry point for operationalizing the women’s economic empowerment agenda. This policy brief outlines how gender equality considerations can be integrated into trade facilitation, infrastructure and logistics initiatives and argues that by doing so, these initiatives can support better gender equality outcomes, and more and better economic growth.

Author: Kate Higgins

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