In a milestone for women's equality, International Gender Champions led the initiative to issue the Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade. Through the Declaration, WTO members volunteer, over the next two years, to cooperate with each other and to share best practices to increase women’s participation in the world economy.
The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement includes a chapter on Trade and Gender. The chapter Nbis was added as an amendment in 2017, and is the first chapter on gender in any trade agreement signed by G20 states.
Member States at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) adopted a new roadmap to incorporate gender equality and women’s empowerment in climate change discourse and actions.
“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. Read the summary.
The Committee on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women of the European Court of Human Rights issued this blistering dissent when the Court once again nominated mostly men for judicial candidacies and worded its nomination process in a way that implied female candidates were less qualified. The eloquent dissent is a great model for calling out sexism in both the culture and structure of an organization.
This two-page summary of the annual report 2017 provides an overview of IGC activities in just one minute.
Have a look at the agenda of the workshop on Gender-Based Analysis of Trade Policy organized by the WTO and the Permanent Mission of Canada. It is the first of six seminars to support the implementation of the historic Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment.