September 26, 2017 @ 16:30 – September 26, 2017 @ 18:00
World Trade Organization, S1
rue de Lausanne 154
in Geneva 1202

Women continue to face barriers in the field of trade. This session will set out to identify those barriers and look at how they can be removed to ensure equal opportunities for women and men and to ensure economic empowerment of women.

High-level policy makers, thought-leaders and trade experts will participate in a thought provoking and interactive dialogue on the most effective ways to ensure women fully reap the benefits that trade can generate. A woman entrepreneur, from the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative to connect one million women to market by 2020, will join them to share first-hand, gender-related trade obstacles she has encountered in her journey to internationalisation.

Organized by the Permanent Missions of Iceland and Canada, and the International Trade Center.

>>> Registration before 12 September here.

Check 2 other events in the gender programme of the WTO Public Forum :

- How Trade Can Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goal #5 - Gender Equality, 26 September, 11.30 to 13.00, Room S1

- The Gender Tool Box : Can gender-sensitive trade policies hinder the spread of the antiglobalisation movements?, UNCTAD & the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 27 September, 11.30 to 13.00, Room S1