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A Primer on Gender and Trade

The need for measures to reduce gender inequalities is a well-articulated social challenge. The objectives - and by implication the range of policy interventions needed – to promote gender equality are set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This Primer on Gender and Trade explains how the regulation of international trade has evolved, why gender inequality and social inclusion need to be addressed in rule-making for international trade and the ways in which this has been done so far. It is a basic ‘crossover’ guide for audiences based in two very different domains of policymaking: trade policymakers and negotiators on the one hand and gender equality ministries and civil society stakeholders, on the other.

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