July 10, 2019 @ 11:00 – July 10, 2019 @ 13:00
International Trade Centre - Plenary room
54 rue de Montbrillant
in Geneva 1202

Session Context

Professor Stephanie Barrientos, foremost expert on gender and global value chains, will share key findings from her cutting-edge research “Gender and work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains.”

The book focuses on changing gender patterns of work in the global retail environment, highlighting the effect on women. Her research, which is highly relevant and timely, delves into topics including how gendered patterns of work have changed, how global retail poses challenges, and has opened up opportunities for gender-equitable gains. She examines specific examples from sectors including cocoa-chocolate, horticulture, and textiles and apparel.  Stephanie is currently researching the (in)visibility of many women workers in global value chains and how to  obtain better gender disaggregated data.

ITC Staff and Geneva-based trade and gender stakeholders will have the opportunity to exchange with Professor Barrientos and discuss topics relevant to their work.

Registration is required and can be submitted here. Please bring a UN bagde or ID to enter the building.

Guest Speaker Biography: Professor Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester

Professor Stephanie Barrientos teaches in the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (2000-7). 

She gained her BA and PhD in Political Economy at the University of Kent.  She has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade. She has researched in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. She coordinated the Capturing the Gains Research Programme (with Prof Gary Gereffi) from 2008-13. She is Research Lead on the DFID Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme

Stephanie has advised and provided training for a number of companies, NGOs and international organisations on issues concerning gender, agribusiness, ethical trade and decent work, including: ActionAid, Body Shop, Cadbury Plc, CAFOD, Christian Aid, DEFRA, DFID, Gates Foundation, Green & Blacks, CAFOD, ILO, Oxfam, Nike, UNCTAD, UNIDO, World Bank,  WIEGO, Women Working Worldwide and Unite. She is on the Advisory Groups of the ILO/IFC Better Work Programme. Stephanie held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2013-15) examining gender and work in global value chains.